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Ralph J. Borgen

Ralph J. Borgen, 96, of Langdon, ND and formerly of Hannah, ND passed away Sunday, July 8, 2018 at the Cavalier County Memorial Hospital, Langdon, ND. Funeral service will be held Friday, July 13, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. at the Langdon United Methodist Church, Langdon, ND. Visitation will be held Thursday, July 12th from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Brooks Funeral Home, Langdon, ND. Burial will be held in the Hannah Cemetery.

Ralph J. Borgen was born February 27, 1922 in Grey Township of Cavalier County. He grew up in the Hannah area where he attended school. Ralph farmed his entire life in the Hannah area.

On July 10, 1946, he married Dora McLean at Crookston, MN and would have celebrated their 72nd wedding anniversary. They made their home at Hannah and for 39 years wintered in Texas. Ralph enjoyed farming and golfing in later years. He was a member of the Hannah School Board, Hannah Cemetery Board, Langdon United Methodist Church, Odd Fellows Lodge, and the Langdon Eagles.

He is survived by his wife, Dora; children: Kerwin (Flora) Borgen, Detroit Lakes, MN, Dennis (Maryl) Borgen and Judy (Arnold) Jordan, all of Langdon, Richard (Dawn) Borgen, Hannah, ND; grandchildren: Keri Rogne and Lindsey Lunnin; Chris, Mike, and Noel Borgen; Joshua Jordan, Angela Hager, and Jesse Jordan; Candace Schiermeister, Craig Borgen, Jacy Bata, and Wayne Borgen; and 18 great-grandchildren. Also survived by his siblings: Olga Feil, Betty Mikkelsen, Carol Godfrey, Eileen Cassella, and Orville Borgen.

Preceding him in death were his parents and siblings: William, Marie, Carl, Glenn, Doris, Donelda, and Lois.

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Dora, Kerwin. Dennis, Judy and Richard, sending you and your families our deepest sympathies of Ralph's passing. What a blessing to have had him in your lives as husband , father and grandfather for so many years. Sorry we can't attend the services but we are in Fargo for a family wedding. God Bless you all.

Dave and Linda Nickerson Jul 13 2018 12:00 AM

Sorry to hear of Ralph's passing. Prayers for Aunt Dora and family. Glad we got to see you in Devils Lake a few years ago.

Don and Diane McLean Jul 12 2018 12:00 AM

Sending our condolences.

Ray&Dianne Foster Jul 12 2018 12:00 AM

We are deeply saddened by Ralph's passing. His smile will be missed by all. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. God Bless each of you.

Jerry and Connie Bowles Jul 11 2018 12:00 AM

We are sorry for your loss.

Susie & Eric Manternach Jul 10 2018 12:00 AM

So sorry to read of Ralph's death, Dora. It was a pleasure to have known him. Glad you were Winter Texans, as you two inspired us in many ways. Mike & Bonnie M.

Mike and Bonnie Michelson Jul 10 2018 12:00 AM

We are sorry to here of Ralph's passing. Thoughts and prayers to you and your family. In sympathy and love Jon and Sherry

Jon and Sherry johnson Jul 10 2018 12:00 AM

We are so sorry to hear of Ralph's death. We enjoyed many good visits with them. Our sincere sympathy to you all

Mike and Cheryl Yake Jul 9 2018 12:00 AM

Rip Ralph. you were a great person to know as a great uncle. Always was there to lend a smile or just to talk . you will be forever in my thoughts love Lynnell & Danny

Lynnell & Danny Peterson Jul 9 2018 12:00 AM

Ralph you will be missed very much. We love you very much. You will always be on our minds and never be forgotten. R.I.P Uncle Ralph. Love Your Niece Heather.

Heather Schock Jul 9 2018 12:00 AM

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