Evans Funeral Home

"Compassionate Funeral Service"

New Rockford and Carrington, North Dakota
701.947.2911 or 701.652.3003



Alexander Tufte

Alexander Tufte, age 11, of Carrington, ND, died Saturday, February 25, 2017, at his home.

Alexander Paul Tufte was born February 22, 2006, in Devils Lake, ND, the oldest son of Brandon and Dawn (Chepulis) Tufte. He loved riding his bike, going swimming, cooking, and playing with the family dog, Buddy.

Alex enjoyed kicking soccer balls in his spare time, and going to Blast Class. He was involved in 4-H and the Boy Scouts. He also greatly enjoyed playing his trombone, watching WWE on TV, and being with his siblings. Alex had the biggest heart, and was loved by everyone.

He is survived by his parents; his grandparents, Mike and Harriet Tufte, Carrington, Paul and Elaine Chepulis, Devils Lake; his aunts and uncles, Sabrina Tufte, West Fargo, ND, Michael J. Tufte, Devils Lake, Karen and Gary Eback, Devils Lake, and Nicole Faine, Devils Lake; and many great-aunts, great-uncles, and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his great-grandparents, Kathleen and Stanley Tufte, Viola and Julian Harrington, Nick and Lena Thomas, Frank and Jean Chepulis; and many aunts, uncles, and cousins.



Tuesday Noon - 7PM, with a Prayer Service at 7PM,

Wednesday 9AM - Noon, all held at Trinity Lutheran Church, Carrington


Carrington High School Gymnasium, Carrington, ND


Wednesday, March 8, 2017 at 3:00PM


Carrington Cemetery


In Lieu of Flowers, Memorials are encouraged to the TUFTE FAMILY BENEFIT, c/o any Gate City Bank located throughout North Dakota. In addition, the Gate City Bank of Carrington will also accept non-monetary donations for the family.

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Name: C Farstad

Date: March 6 2017

Message: Dawn and Brandon, so sorry for the loss of your 3 beautiful children. My prayers are with you and all the rest of the family. Prayer also go for Brandon for his recovery from his burns, also for Garret in his lost of  3 children he loved and cared for. Praying for all of you .


Name: Les Nicholls

Date: March 5

Message: My condolences to your family on this tragic loss. I am a truck driver from Hamiota, Manitoba, Canada. I was leaving Carrington around 4:30 am that tragic morning and saw the blaze, hoping it was just a shed on fire and not someone's home. Later that day I found out what had happened. Going through Carrington will never be the same to me, I will always remember that 3 beautiful young children were taken way too soon.


Name: Missy Olson

Date: March 3, 2017

Message: Tufte Family,

Our thoughts, prayers and hugs to your family for the loss of your beautiful children. We don't know each other but their tragic loss touched our hearts very deeply.

Kindest regards,

The Olsons, Minnesota

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