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Lorraine “Tudy” Baerwald

Dec 5, 2020

June 2, 1927 – Nov. 24, 2020

Lorraine (Tudy)

Baerwald passed away on

November 24, 2020.

Funeral Services for

Tudy took place at

Boulger Funeral Home in

Fargo, North Dakota at

1:00 P.M. on Monday, No-

vember 30th with visita-

tion that started at 12:00

P.M. There was a meal

served after the service.

Burial services took place

at Bisbee Cemetery for

both Gert and Lorraine

Baerwald on Tuesday, De-

cember 1st at 1:00 P.M.

Tudy was born on June

2nd, 1927 in Bisbee,

North Dakota to Adolph

and Lydia (Gottschalk)

Galow. She went to

school at Bisbee Public

School and was raised on

a farm north of Bisbee.

Gert and Tudy were mar-

ried and lived on farms by

Egeland and Bisbee for

many years. They also

lived in Worland, WY for

one winter. She worked at

the Chocolate Shop in

Bisbee and then later as

the Postal Clerk in

Rolette. After working

part time for eight years,

she became the Postmas-

ter in Rolette and worked

for thirteen more years be-

fore retiring. After retir-

ing, they spent seven

winters down in Texas.

They not only were able

to enjoy the warm

winters, but also able to

spend more time with

their oldest son, Gary and

his family who lived

down in Texas.

Both Gert and Tudy

were members of the Mis-

souri Synod Lutheran

Church in Egeland and

Cando until they closed.

They then became

members of the Bisbee

Lutheran Church where

she studied the Bethel

Series for three years and

was a Sunday School

teacher, sang in the choir

and was active in Ladies


Over the years, Tudy

traveled and saw a lot of

the United States with her

sister Edna, and some-

times with her sister Iva.

She would bake and

decorate wedding cakes

with Iva. Tudy and Gert

did a lot of fishing with

her brother Alvin his wife

DeLois, and her sister

Edna and her husband

Haakon. She played a lot

of the Buck card game

over the years with Iva

and Hugo Baerwald, and

Harry and Elaine Rinas.

Tudy liked curling, ski-

ing in the ditch behind

horses or vehicles, fish-

ing, and after retirement,

Gert and Tudy liked to

make wooden crafts to-

gether and sell them at

craft sales. Tudy also

liked quilting and made

many quilts and table

runners. She also em-

broidered many dish

towel sets and crocheted

doilies. They moved to

Rolette when Tudy be-

came Postmaster and

were members of the

Ebenezer Lutheran

Brethren Church until

they moved to Rugby in

1999. There they became

members of the St Paul

Missouri Synod Church.

After Gert’s death, Tudy

moved to Fargo into the

same apartment building

where her sister Edna

lived. After Edna’s death,

Tudy moved into Even-

tide Fargo Assisted Living.

She later moved into

Eventide Fargo Nursing

Home, where she lived

until her passing.

Tudy was such a loving

Christian mother, grand-

mother, and great grand-

mother. She will truly be


Tudy is survived by her

four children, Gary

Baerwald of San Antonio,

TX, Deborah (Wally) Rin-

dy of Mesa, AZ, Neiland

(Janell) Baerwald of West

Fargo, ND, and Vanessa

Boe of Fargo, ND; her nine

grandchildren, fourteen

great-grandchildren, four


and many nieces and


Tudy was preceded in

death by her husband

Gert, her parents, infant

brother Ervin Galow,

brother Alvin (DeLois)

Galow, two sisters, Edna

(Haakon) Anderson and

Iva (Hugo) Baerwald;

grandson Dereck

Baerwald, son-in-law

Lowell Boe, and two

daughters-in-law, Veralyn

Baerwald and Diane


Services will be avail-

able online livestreamed

and recorded at


.com. Type in Baerwald to

open Tudy’s obituary


Arrangements entrusted

to the care of Boulger

Funeral Home & Celebra-

tion of Life Center, Fargo.

Online guestbook at



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