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Larry Allen Fjellanger

Jul 31, 2021

Jan. 22, 1942-July 22, 2021

Larry Allen Fjellanger,

the son of LeRoy and Ade-

line (Saterlie) Fjellanger

was born on January 22,

1942 in Rugby, North

Dakota. He died at the

age of 79 years on

Wednesday, July 22, 2021

at the Heart of America

Medical Center in Rugby,

North Dakota.

Larry was raised in the

rural Rugby home of his

parents along with his sis-

ter, Connie. He attended

Country School Lincoln

#1 through the eight

grade. He then attended

Rugby High School gra-

duating the class of 1959.

While in high school, Lar-

ry played on the basket-

ball team and also ran

track. Following gradua-

tion, Larry enlisted in the

United States Navy on

November 6, 1959 and

was honorably discharged

from the Navy on January

21, 1963. During that

time, he was stationed

overseas in Turkey at the

beginning of the Vietnam

War. After his military

duty, Larry was united in

marriage to Judy Yager on

April 18, 1964. The cou-

ple moved to his family

farm southwest of Rugby

and later purchased the

farm from his parents.

After 20 years of farming,

the couple moved into

Rugby where he worked

for the ASCS office in

Rugby and later became

the Pierce County

Treasurer, an office he

held for 2 terms. After re-

tirement, Larry became Pi-

erce County’s Veterans

Service officer. Larry was

a faithful member of the

American Legion Color

Guard in Rugby, a

member of Bethel Luth-

eran Church and the First

Lutheran Church in Rug-

by. He was an avid NDSU

Bison supporter and a

Minnesota Vikings fan.

He was the caretaker of

Bethel Church yard and

cemetery and was a

volunteer at First Luth-

eran, often the dishwash-

er at church functions.

Larry always had a smile

for everyone and liked to

kid around with friends.

His family and friends

will miss him dearly.

Larry is survived by:

his wife Judy, his sons,

Jeff of Fargo, North Dako-

ta; and Kelly of Devils

Lake, North Dakota,

daughters, Sherry and

Lori both of Rugby, North

Dakota and Susan of

Bismarck, North Dakota,

and a sister Connie (Char-

lie) Wells of Jamestown,

North Dakota.

He was preceded in

death by: his parents; a

son Kent and a nephew,

Robert Wells.

Funeral services were

held at 11:00 a.m.

Wednesday July 28 at

First Lutheran Church in

Rugby with burial in

Bethel Lutheran Cemetery

rural Rugby, North Dako-

ta. Pastor Sharon Baker,

officiating. Military

Honors accorded by the

Clarence Larson American

Legion Post #23 Honor

and Color Guard, Rugby,

North Dakota and the U.S.

Navy Funeral Honors

Organist: Dianne Mon-


Vocalist: Galen Mack

Casket Bearers: Ron

Fjellanger, John Teigen,

Duane Johnston, David

Johnston, Joe Yager and

John Fjellanger

Arrangements with the

Anderson Funeral Home

of Rugby. Online registry:



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