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Ingvald Berdal

Ingvald L. Berdal, 87, of Bismarck, ND, passed away Saturday, April 16, 2016 at Luther Memorial Homes in Mayville, ND surrounded by his family. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, April 20, 2016 at 11:00 am at Community Bible Church in Northwood. A visitation will be held Tuesday, April 19, 2016 from 5:00 to 7:00 pm with a 7:00 pm prayer service at the church. Memorials can be sent to Gideons International, ALFBS - Luther Berdal Scholarship, Steer Inc., the Northwood South Cemetery, or a charity of your choice.

Ingvald Berdal was born May 9, 1928 in near Dahlen, ND to Lars and Carrie (Frederickson) Berdal. He attended school in Dahlen, ND and Dunwoody Institute in Minneapolis, MN. Ingvald served in the Army National Guard from January 11, 1951 to May 10, 1953. On June 27, 1953, he married Valborg Korsmo at Ebenezer Lutheran Church in Northwood, ND. Ingvald farmed with his brothers near Dahlen. Ingvald and Vallie moved to Cooperstown, ND and he worked for Reiten Mfg. In 1978, they moved to Bismarck, ND and worked for Melroe Mfg until his retirement in 1991.

Ingvald was a member and was on the board of Calvary Free Lutheran Church in Bismarck, a member of the Gideons and a volunteer fireman. He was also on the board of directors for Red Willow Bible Camp and Lake Region Vocational School. He enjoyed woodworking and gardening.

Ingvald is survived by his wife of 62 years, Valborg (Vallie); children: Karen (Lyle) Shephard, Crystal, ND; Alan (Darla) Berdal, Knoxville, TN; David (Dara) Berdal, Mayville, ND; grandchildren: Lisa (Andrew) Aipperspach, West Fargo, ND; Kari and Emily Berdal, Knoxville, TN; Kali and Thomas Shephard, Crystal, ND; Hannah and Benjamin Berdal, Mayville, ND. Also surviving him are brothers: Fredrick (Marian) Berdal, Leonard (Marlys) Berdal; sisters-in-law: Lenore Meland, Mary Korsmo, Joan Korsmo and brother-in-law, Richard Korsmo. Ingvald is also survived my numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, son, Luther; siblings: Carl, Corrine, Francis and Erick; brothers- and sisters-in-law: Dorothy Berdal,Peder and Beatrice Korsmo, Alvin Korsmo, Norin Korsmo, Solveig Strand, Dolores Korsmo and Wesley Meland; nephew, Steven Korsmo; and niece, Charlotte Berdal.


Tuesday, April 19, 2016
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Community Bible Church
404 South Main Street
Northwood, ND 58267

Prayer Service

Tuesday, April 19, 2016
7:00 PM

Community Bible Church
404 South Main Street
Northwood, ND 58267

Funeral Service

Wednesday, April 20, 2016
11:00 AM

Community Bible Church
404 South Main Street
Northwood, ND 58267

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So sorry to hear about Ing's passing. I don't know if Valli remembers me but I used to go to daycare at Bev Duppong's which was across the street from Ing and Vallie on Saturn dr. I remember always admiring the sled ornaments with the little teddy bears on them at Christmas time and one year Ing surprised me and made me one of my very own! I still have that ornament and cherish the memories behind it :). He sure made little 5 year old me happy back then! I also remember I loved when Ing and Vallie would be outside when us kids were playing because I would always ride my trike over here and say hi! Even though you may not have realized it thanks for being a part of my childhood! Ing was a great man and will be missed by many! Prayers for strength and peace for your family.

Jessica Schultz Apr 21 2016 12:00 AM

To The Berdal Family: Ing was a wonderful, good man. We are so sorry to see him pass. Our sympathies + condolences to all of you. Sincerely, Scott Meland + Family

Scott Meland Apr 20 2016 12:00 AM

The Bry family wishes to extend our deepest condolences on Ing's passing. He was always there with a friendly hello, wave-- and always said such charming remarks about how our 2 youngest children were growing. Joel enjoyed his "visits" at his young age, the times he would help us with the "catch" of the dogs, and the many summer nights to enjoy his evenings in his garage. God bless you all and may your memories make you smile. The Tom Bry family

Anne and Tom Bry Apr 20 2016 12:00 AM

To Vallie, Karen's ,Alan's, and David's family, Just want you to know we are thinking about you in your loss of Ing. Our prayers are with you all . Many fun memories of our times together as you were such fun neighbors with Ted's. Ing was such a funny guy. His love for family and the Lord were such a priority and of course he made every one he met feel loved. Nathan and Marybeth

Nathan and Marybeth Lunde Apr 19 2016 12:00 AM

My thoughts and prayers are with the entire family at this time, I hope you find comfort in the reality that he has gone to a better place.

Herc Ligdis Apr 19 2016 12:00 AM

Vallie & Family- I was so sad to read of Ing's passing! I have so many good memories of all our years as neighbors. I will never forget his smile, his teasing, & his hugs! What a great man!!! I am sure Luther was there to greet him with arms wide open! Sending you all my sympathy & love!!!

Jodi Apr 19 2016 12:00 AM

Your family has our sympathies for the loss of Ing. He was a great man whom I enjoyed a lot when he was a patient of mine.

Paul and Sandra Knudson Apr 19 2016 12:00 AM

Dear Karen and family, Dale and I are thinking of you and holding you all in prayer during these days of closure, celebration and of course, loss. What a wonderful gift to have had parents so devoted to one another for 62 years! Their faith and life together makes this time a transition into glory. We send our love. Deb and Dale

Deborah Birkeland Apr 18 2016 12:00 AM