Evans Funeral Home

"Compassionate Funeral Service"

New Rockford and Carrington, North Dakota
701.947.2911 or 701.652.3003



Melody Tufte

Melody Tufte, age 8, of Carrington, ND, died Saturday, February 25, 2017, at her home.

Melody Kathleen Tufte was born May 9, 2008, in Devils Lake, ND, the only daughter of Brandon and Dawn (Chepulis) Tufte. She loved playing with her dog, Buddy, and spending time with her brothers. She thought of herself as one of the boys! Melody greatly enjoyed baking cookies, as well.

Melody enjoyed singing songs with her mom and dad, and watching WWE wrestling on TV. She would wrestle with her brothers and loved to ride her bike, go swimming, and attending Blast Class. She was also involved in 4-H. She cherished the time she would spend with her mom and her grandma, learning how to bake. Melody was truly loved by everyone.

She is survived by her parents; her grandparents, Mike and Harriet Tufte, Carrington, Paul and Elaine Chepulis, Devils Lake; her 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.

She was preceded in death by her 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: Family and friends,

Our deepest sympathies for the loss your children.


The Olsons, Minnesota

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