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LeRoy Struxness

LeRoy Struxness, 84, of Carrington, ND, died Friday, December 1, 2017, with his family by his side at Sanford Medical Center, Fargo, ND.

LeRoy Wallace Struxness was born July 22, 1933, in Woodworth, ND, the son of Otto and Edna (Hust) Struxness. He grew up in the Woodworth area attending rural schools until his graduation from Woodworth High School in 1952.

He started farming with his father as a young boy and his love of the land continued with him all of his life. LeRoy shared his passion of farming and the farm with his sons and grandson. LeRoy was always on hand at the farm running equipment and helping the boys with planting and harvest. He especially enjoyed his 600 Quadtrac tractor.

LeRoy was united in marriage to the love of his life Virginia Klundt in 1953 at the Lutheran Church in Woodworth. They had five children, Sheila, Micheal, Timothy, Mark and Suzette. He was proud to tell folks that they celebrated 64 years of marriage together this year.

He enjoyed fast cars with big engines. LeRoy was an avid sports fan, as the kids were growing up he rarely missed a sporting event. Supporting his kids as they grew was a priority for him; he loved to have them in his company on any outing. LeRoy also liked to go out fishing near the farm.

LeRoy is survived by his wife Virginia; four children, Sheila (Joe) Couture, Sidney, MT, Micheal (Sheri) Struxness, Woodworth, Mark (Mary) Struxness, Carrington, and Suzette (Gary) LaBelle, Carrington; eight grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren; and one sister-in-law Barbara Struxness, San Antonio, TX.

He was preceded in death by his infant son Timothy; one brother Willis Struxness and one sister Adeline (Percy) Willison.



Monday, Dec. 4, 2017, 9AM-7PM, with family present to receive friends 5:30-7:00PM, at Evans Funeral Home, Cgtn.

Funeral Service:

Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017, at 10:30AM, in Trinity Lutheran Church, Carrington, ND


Lunde Cemetery, Woodworth, ND

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Name: Ronda Gjestvang

Date: Dec. 5

Message: I am so sorry to hear about your LeRoy passing.  He was such a wonderful guy.  I loved visiting with him.  He always made me feel so good, and a part of the family.

Keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers.


Name: Laurie and Ken Link

Date: 12/4/17

Message: So sorry for your loss.  Ken and I are certainly thinking of all of you and are so sorry that we are unable to be there with you, as Ken has a class in Bismarck this week. I certainly can hear his laughter, what a guy.  I don't know of anyone who cherished his family more, he loved each and everyone of you so much. May God watch over all of you. We love you.  


Name: Delton Hust

Date: December 4,2017

Message: So very sorry to see the passing of my cousin, LeRoy.  He was a wonderful man, and I'm sure will be missed by Virginia and their family. He can watch over you all, and the family can keep his memories close to their hearts. Sending love and sympathy, Delton and Holly


Name: Norman & Florence Burkhardt

Date: 12-4-2017

Message: Our Condolences to your Family. I grew up in Woodworth with LeRoy--Remember him well.



Name: Keith and Nita Harrington

Date: 12-4-17

Message: We are so sorry for your family's loss.  You are in our thoughts and prayers.


Name: Sara Pennington

Date: 12/02/17

Message: I have thought of little else since I heard of LeRoy's passing. What a privilege and absolute joy it was to know him. He had a special brand of sunshine that he shared with anyone who crossed his path and his smile & humor will be truly missed.  Thinking of all of you as you remember a life so beautifully lived.

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