Evans Funeral Home

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Carrington and New Rockford, North Dakota
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Edward J. Suckut

Edward J. “John” Suckut, 96, of  Bowdon, ND, died Monday, October 16, 2017, at Villa Maria Nursing Home, Fargo, ND, as a result of a cerebral hemorrhage from two falls several months before his death.

Edward John Suckut was born in rural Bowdon, ND, on August 14, 1921, the son of Assoph & Lydia (Baumbach) Suckut.  His birth name was John Edward Suckut; he later legally changed his name to Edward John Suckut.

He was raised on the family farm in the Bowdon & Heaton, ND, area.  He graduated from elementary school & attended Bowdon High School.  He worked as a hired man for several Bowdon area farmers.  He moved to Chicago Illinois where he worked in a candy factory for three years.  After returning to ND he entered farming in the Bowdon area.  On May 8, 1943, he married Martha Prodzinski in Fried, ND.   They farmed in the Bowdon area the remainder of their lives.  Edward started farming in 1942 and never really retired.  He served on the board of the Fessenden Farmers Union Credit Union and Berlin #2 school Board in the Wells County school district.  Was a member of the Registered Herford Association, a member of St. Elizabeth Catholic Church Sykeston, ND, and the Knights of Columbus. 

 He was very proud of his success with his cattle and grain crops.   He raised registered Herefords & Charolais/Herford cross for over 55 yrs.   He was most proud of the success he had raising the Charolais-Herford cross during the later portion of his life. 

 He is survived by his two daughters, Patricia (Lyle) Johnson, of Belleville, IL and Janice Thompson, of West Fargo, ND; 6 grandchildren, Mark (Sharon) Johnson, Monroe, WA; Michael Johnson, Tucson, AZ; Matthew Johnson, Fairview, MT; Stacey (Mike) Birrenkott, West Fargo, ND; Jacqueline (Chris)  Grefsrud, West  Fargo, ND;  Heather  (Justin) Gravelin, Moorhead, MN.  He is also survived by 8 great grandchildren, Michaela & Samantha Johnson, Monroe, WA; Kyle (Angel) Parrish, San Diego, CA; Connor and Carter Birrenkott, Jaden & Finly Gresfrud all of West Fargo, ND, Jordan Gravelin, Moorhead, MN and a great-great grandson Benjamin Parrish, San Diego, CA. 

Surviving are his sister Alveretta Grant, Henderson, NV; brothers Willis Suckut & Leland (Beverly) Suckut all of Carrington, ND; sister-in-law Donna Suckut, Fargo, ND and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wife Martha of 61 years who died May 2004, his infant son Michael Edwin Suckut (twin to Janice), his parents, brother Vernon, sister Evelyn Olofson & brothers-in- law George Olofson & John Grant.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hospice.



Thursday (Oct. 19th) 1PM - 7PM in Evans Funeral Home, Carrington


Thursday at 7PM, Evans Funeral Home, Carrington


St. Elizabeth's Catholic Church, Sykeston, ND


Friday, October 20, 2017 at 10:00AM


St. Elizabeth's Catholic Cemetery, Sykeston

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Name: Judy Geier

Date: 11-07-2017

Message: Dear Family of Edward J,

My husband and I have been neighbors of Edward J for years and also David and Martha Geier.  I extend our heartfelt thoughts and prayers to you at this time in the loss of your loved one.  Will always remember the Shetland ponies he had in his corrals. 


Name: Susan Fandrich

Date: October 20, 2017

Message: Dear Leland and family,  I hold you in my thoughts and prayers.  May God's spirit of comfort wash over you.


Name: Sherri (Suckut) Finke

Date: October 20, 2017

Message: Our hearts are heavy with this loss...Uncle John...you are with Martha...dad and Evelyn...give them a hug for us. To Patty & Janice...and families...We feel your pain...just know you are thought of with love and hugs...we send our prayers, thoughts and love.

Sherri and Paul

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