In Memory

Charles Ferch

Charles Ferch Charles A.

t'Chuck" Ferch, 72, Bismarck,

passed away

May 18, 2015. A private family service was held Thursday, May 21, at DaWise-Perry Funeral Ser-vices, Mandan, with the Rev. Scott Bauman offici-ating. Burial was at North Dakota Veterans Cem-etery, Mandan.

Charles "Chuck" Ferch

Chuck was born Nov.

17, 1942, in Rugby, to Carl and Alma (Holm) Ferch. He was raised and educated in Rugby and Minot, and graduated from Minot High School in 1961. After gradu-ation, he served in the U.S. Navy from ]une 196l until November 1965, and was stationed in Hawaii and the Pacific. Following his discharge, he worked at the U.S. Post Office in Minot and Bismarck. He earned an assoiiate's degree from Bismarck |unior College and attended Mary College. On April.10, 1970, he married Arlene Vik in Bismarck, and together, they raised their daughter, Michele. Chuck worked at the Northern Great Plains Research

Center as a carpenter for 18 years.

Chuck was a talented woodworker and created many beautiful things - he was a perfectionist

in everything he did. He enjoyed varmint hunting, spending hours reloading, and loved target shooting at the rifle range with family.

",Ghuek,e-.ppe cially play Triryia with the fam-

:ily. We,dl knew that every so often we needed to get together for what was called his "Tfivia Fix."

.{e i-s survived Uy his

wife_of 45 years, Ariene; one daughter and son-in-

law, Michele and Aaron

Pfl-iger, Mandan; three sons, Michael (Leslie) Ferch, Stei phen Ferch and David (Tina) F91ch, all of Arizona; one sister, Ann Ongstad, Lew-rston, ldaho; nine grand_ children;_ and severai-great -grandchildren.

Chuck was preceded in rlFath by his parents; one brother, Robelt (Ferni Ig.qlr; and one neptrew,

Marlin Ongstad. . Please, sign his guest

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