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Kevin Tandberg

Kevin Tandberg, 58, of Northwood, ND passed away Saturday, April 25, 2020 at his home in Northwood. A private memorial service will be held.

Kevin Tandberg was born May 21, 1961 in Northwood to Gerald and Judy (Franklin) Tandberg. He attended school in Wahpeton, ND and received a diesel mechanic degree. Kevin continued his schooling through Mercury Marine and became a marine mechanic. He was a great marine mechanic and he knew it.

Kevin liked to make people laugh. In his younger years, he was known to do things to the extreme: poker runs in his underwear, jumping roads and approaches on ATV’s, and he would do most any dare he would be asked to do; He loved to prank people.

Kevin had a hard exterior but a very soft heart. He had a love for animals and especially loved his family.

Survivors include his ex-wife, Tanya Tandberg; daughters: Sasha Tandberg, Jenna Bratlie, Harley Tandberg and Cheyenne Tandberg; mother, Judy Tandberg; brother, Scott (Kim) Tandberg; sister, Kim Schmidt; uncle, Tom Franklin; niece, McKasiln Winter; nephews: Josh (Miranda) Tandberg, Jarad Tandberg, and Jacob Tandberg.

Preceding him in death was his dad, Gerald Tandberg.

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My deepest condolences - I have many fond memories of Kevin. He had this amazing gift of making people laugh. While we all face obstacles in life, at the end of the day, Kevin was able to put a smile back on life. I also remember what a good cook he was -- The best ribs around! You will be missed my friend.....

Jennifer Richardson May 1 2020 12:00 AM

In reading the current posts, there is one underlying thread. How you made people laugh and smile. I will continue that thread! When we were teenagers and life was all about having a good time, that is what you did. You brought laughs and smiles Kevin! Thank you for that! I hope your heart rests easy and peaceful my friend.

Mary Thingelstad Apr 29 2020 12:00 AM

I used to work with Kevin in Grand Forks, he was one hell of a mechanic, very knowledgeable, I learned a lot from him! Definitely a crazy dude but he made work fun and he was never afraid to speak his mind, a real genuine guy. My thoughts and prayers to your family.

John Crooks Apr 29 2020 12:00 AM

RIP my precious nephew, you were one of a kind. Love you and miss you. Uncle Tom

Tom Apr 29 2020 12:00 AM

Judy and Kim, and Scott. My prayers are with you. Kevin was always ready to make someone laugh especially me when ever I saw him. I will truly miss that. Kim Smaaladen

Kim Smaaladen Apr 29 2020 12:00 AM

I extend my deepest condolences to Judy and family. I had a lot of fun with Kevin during our Wahpeton years and after!! As everyone says he could make you laugh and certainly knew how to have a good time. And he knew how to work too. I wish I could have enjoyed one more cold one and another adventure with Kevin. Rest In Peace good friend.

Dave Bunde Apr 29 2020 12:00 AM

Sending thoughts and prayers for the entire family. Glad we got the chance to talk and see one another this past February. I remember us playing together as kids in the old school yard in Sharon. You made me laugh then and when we would run into each other on occasion during our younger adult years. You were the life of the party and everyone's friend. We're going to miss you!! R.I.P. Cousin Kevin

Faye L. Severinson Apr 28 2020 12:00 AM

Kevin, we knew you when you were younger but we really got to know you when you moved to Northwood & joined our class, the class of 1979. You had a lot of talents especially athletically. Your real talent was making people laugh. It came so natural to you. You seemed to be able to find the humor in just about everything. Many of us can think of those stories & it makes us laugh even now. Rest in peace Kevin. You left us too soon!

Kory Sondreal Apr 28 2020 12:00 AM

Kevins family and ours used to travel and vacation together for years. Great sense of humor and a great friend. Will be missed greatly. Our sympathies to your whole family

Dan.dahl@midconetwork.com Apr 28 2020 12:00 AM

I used to cruise Northwood with Kevin and hit the skating rink along with an occasional keg party now and again It's been a while Brother but you will be missed

Todd Paaverud Apr 27 2020 12:00 AM

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