Evans Funeral Home

"Compassionate Funeral Service"

New Rockford and Carrington, North Dakota
701.947.2911 or 701.652.3003



Marion Mechtle

Marion A. Mechtle, age 91, of New Rockford, ND, died Monday, March 27, 2017, at Sanford Health, Fargo, ND.

Marion Agnes Kurtz was born March 24, 1926, at New Rockford, ND, the daughter of B.A. Kurtz and Eva (Fread) Kurtz.   Marion grew up near New Rockford, and attended Sheldon Township school, and later graduated from high school via Fargo Division of Correspondence High School Studies.  She worked at the Swift plant in New Rockford following her schooling.

Marion was united in marriage to Robert B. Mechtle on March 4, 1948, at New Rockford.  In 1963, they moved to their current farm, located in Rockford Township of Eddy County, east of New Rockford.  Robert and Marion were active in farming and ranching until the time of his death on September 24, 1998.   Marion continued to live on the farm, where she enjoyed raising North Country Cheviot sheep. 

She is survived by one daughter, Judy Mechtle, of Jamestown, ND; two sisters, Phyllis B. Topp and Wilma Kurtz, and two nephews, Jay Topp and Don (Eve) McAvoy, all of rural New Rockford. 

Marion was preceded in death by her husband, her parents, two sisters, Frances McAvoy and Wanda Lee Kurtz, two brothers-in-law, Joseph McAvoy and Forrest Topp, and one nephew, Joseph McAvoy, Jr.



Her family will be present to receive friends, Saturday (April 1st) 11AM - 3PM in Evans Funeral Home, New Rockford


Saturday, April 1, 2017 at 3:30PM


Prairie Home Cemetery, New Rockford, ND

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Name: Elaine

Date: 4/10/17

Message: Judy: I am so sorry to hear about your Mother. Its so sad. You will really miss her. People say it'll get better but it really doesn't as you miss your loved ones so much and wish you could talk to them. I still miss my Mother, Father, 2 Brothers and 2 Sisters. Take care and lets stay in touch



Name: Jim Johnson

Date: 4-1-2017

Message: Sorry to hear about Marion. My thoughts are with you and I wish I could be there to visit and have coffee with all of you. That is what she would want us to do.


Name: Dean

Date: 3/31/2017

Message: Judy I was so sorry to hear the news. Your mother was more than a cousin to me, I always considered her to be a good friend as well. Many of my fondest memories are of times spent around the coffee table with her and Bob. I will be thinking of you as the family gathers tomorrow. Remember the many good times and stories. There are a lot of them I am sure.


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