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Richard Wurgler

Mar 20, 2021

Mar. 16, 1939 – Mar. 11, 2021

Richard Wurgler, 81,

Knox, N.D. passed away

Thursday, March 11, at a

Minot hospital. Richard

was born March 16, 1939,

in Rugby to Alfred

Wurgler Jr. and Olga (Lo-

ken) Wurgler.

Richard was raised and

educated in Knox, gra-

duating from high school

in 1957. Following gra-

duation, he was employed

at Al’s Service and Repair

in Knox. On July 7, 1963

he married Edith Hadler

in Surrey, N.D. They

made their home in Knox

for the next 57 years. In

1973 he bought Al’s Ser-

vice and operated it until

1996 when he went to

work for Rugby Equip-

ment. He also farmed

near Knox. Following re-

tirement in 2012 he

repaired machinery for lo-

cal farmers.

Richard is survived by

his wife, Edie, Knox; sons,

Ryan (Tina) Wurgler,

Stillwater, MN and Steve

(Joy) Wurgler, Tallahas-

see, FL; five grandchil-

dren, Daniel, Erin, Benja-

min, Brynn, and Joshua

Wurgler; sister, Donna

(Darryl) Blessum, Guthrie,

OK; and several nieces

and nephews.

He was preceded in

death by his parents and a

sister, Beverly Heidel-


A memorial service

will be held in the sum-

mer of 2021 at a time and

place to be announced.

Arrangements with the

Anderson Funeral Home

of Rugby. Online registry:



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