John Fleming Page, age 89, of Cavalier, ND, passed away Thursday, June 1, 2017, at Wedgewood Manor, Cavalier. Memorial Service will be held Sunday, June 18, 2017, at 3:00 p.m. at the Cavalier Presbyterian Church.
John was born at Grafton, ND, July 13, 1927, to Franklin and Louise (Fleming) Page. He graduated from Hamilton High School in 1945. He joined the Army Air Force serving from November 1945 to May 1947; training in West Palm Beach, Florida and was stationed in Bermuda. He attended the N.D. Agricultural College in Fargo graduating in 1951 in Soils. John returned to Hamilton to farm. He married Margaret Alice Spencer November 20, 1959, at Grand Forks. They farmed west of Cavalier, and the Page home farm at Hamilton. They began raising Christmas Trees in l962 calling the farm "Pages' Perfect Pine Plantation." He retired from active farming in l994, but continued selling seed corn for King Grain of Canada and later Dolgren and Croplan Seeds. The last 5 years John and Margaret spent winters in Cafayate, Argentina where John enjoyed gardening and growing fruit and nut trees
John and Margaret have 5 children and 11 grandchildren: Jean Cherry (Rick Cherry) of Minneapolis, MN with Martin and Heather Chorzempa, David Cherry; Bill Page (Lauri Learned) of Sanford FL, with Kaley, Garrett and Lindsay Page; Nathaniel Page (Linda Baxter) of Madison, WI, with Barret and Rae Page; Ralph Page (Radika Badhwa) of Cottage Grove, MN with Ethan and Gabriela Page; and Barbara Page of Minneapolis, MN; three nieces: Stephanie Chong, Pricilla Sluka and Susan Cade.
John was preceded in death by his parents; and sister, Mary Louise Blizzard.
In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to Hillsdale College 33 E. College St, Hillsdale, MI 49242, a strong promoter and supporter of the U.S. Constitution.