Evans Funeral Home

"Compassionate Funeral Service"

New Rockford and Carrington, North Dakota
701.947.2911 or 701.652.3003



Spencer Tufte

Spencer Tufte, age 7, of Carrington, ND, died Saturday, February 25, 2017, at his home.

Spencer Lawrence Francis Tufte was born October 30, 2009, in Jamestown, ND, the youngest son of Brandon and Dawn (Chepulis) Tufte. He loved being outdoors, riding bikes, swimming, playing with his siblings, and with the dog, Buddy.

Spencer had a passion for wrestling, and was involved with the Carrington Pitcrew Wrestlers since he was 4 years old. He placed 2nd, at his final tournament, and was so proud of his accomplishment! He participated in 4-H and the Boy Scouts, and enjoyed Blast Class. Spencer 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


It's my very favorite place.

I feel closer to you there.

We rock the hours away.

Me and your Teddy Bear.


The rocking chair is squeaking,

as rocking chairs will do.

I pretend the one I'm holding

isn't Teddy Bear, but you.


I miss your little chubby cheeks.

They were so fun to kiss.

Cuddling you, and hearing you goo

are among the things I miss.


Precious memories of you linger.

My child I miss you so.

I hope one day my heart will heal.

It's hard to let you go.


When in time God calls me home

to be with you up there;

With joy I'll hold you in my arms

instead of Teddy Bear.


By Ron Tranmer ©

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