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George M. Garland


George M. Garland, age 87, of Carrington, passed away Wednesday, September 16, 2020, in Mesa, Arizona.

George M. Garland was born May 23, 1933, in Carrington, ND to George S. and Ellen M. (Murphy) Garland.  George graduated from Carrington High School in 1951.  He was interested in farming all through high school and was active in Future Farmers of America and was on the basketball team.  George married Joanne Footitt on October 24, 1952 in Carrington, ND.  They made their home on the farm near Carrington and had three daughters, Nancy Rae, Patti Jo, and Paula Jean.  George and Joanne were divorced on January 8, 1973.  He married Rose A. (Sprunk) Ludemann on February 27, 1974.  They lived on the family farm near Carrington.

George enjoyed pulling his 5th-wheel camper to Arizona for many winters to RV parks in Arizona City and Casa Grande before settling into a winter home in Mesa, AZ.  Always returning to the farm in the spring.  George enjoyed sports, especially the Minnesota Vikings, and keeping up with the news of the grandkids’ sports.  Known as a quiet, kind, and gentle man, George will be remembered and deeply missed by his daughters, Patti (Gregg) Mayerich and Paula (Dave) Loegering, both of Fargo; stepdaughters, Cindy (Chuck Roberts) Ludemann, Johnston, IA and Jane Halvorson, Grimes, IA; 14 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren, and one great-great-granddaughter which made five generations for George; one sister, Sybil (Curtis) Brown, Farmington, NM; and his beloved dog Abbey.

George was preceded in death by his parents, wife Rose, daughter, Nancy Olson, and granddaughter Tanya Lindblad.


Visitation will be Thursday, October 8, 2020 from 9:00AM-5:00PM at Evans Funeral Home, Carrington, ND.

Graveside Service will be held Friday, October 9, 2020 at 2:00PM at the Carrington Cemetery, Carrington, ND.

Burial will be in the Carrington Cemetery, Carrington, ND.

Posted Condolences:


  1. Sorry to hear of your Dad’s passing. I will miss visiting with him here and in Arizona. Your dad was a great farmer and a fair man to rent land from. Prayers to all of you. Denny and Carla Hagel

  2. So saddened to hear the loss of your Dad, he was a good guy
    Many prayers to you and your families……

  3. Patti and Paula! Our sincere sympathy and prayers are with you during this time of your dad’s passing!! May God bless you and your families! All the best!!

  4. Patti and Paula we have so many fun memories with your Dad. We will never forget, may he rest in peace. Ron & Karen

  5. I’m so sorry for your loss. Prayers to you and your family.

  6. My thoughts and prayers are with your family. I know how much you are going to miss your dad. But you were fortunate to have so many good years with him and great memories.

  7. Patti and Paula, So sorry to hear of your dad’s passing. We have so many memories with your dad. He was always a kind and friendly man. May he rest in peace. May God be with you both and your families during this difficult time. Prayers and hugs to you.

  8. Patti and Paula, We always looked forward to seeing George in the spring when he came back from AZ. He loved to talk about the farm and the Garland family history. George was a good farmer, a good neighbor and an all around good person and friend. He could drive his tractor straighter than any modern auto steer. We will miss our many chats and visits at the mailbox. Prayers to all of you and may George Rest In Peace.

  9. My heart goes out to you Patti and Paula. May you find comfort in the many beautiful memories you have of your father. Sending prayers and hugs to you and families.
    Lynne and Steve McMonagle

  10. Patti and Paula and family…My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this sad time…May God comfort all of you…

  11. Sorry to hear of your loss Patti and Paula. Sending prayers your way! Janice Peterson

  12. We only got to know George this past spring. What a kind sole, good person. We were looking forward to this fall and spending time with him and Abbey. Our prayers are with the many people who will miss him deeply.

  13. Prayers…Jane and family.

  14. So very sorry for your loss. I would visit with George on my walk when he was sitting outside with his dog. He was a very kind and nice man and will be missed in FOS.
    May he Rest In Peace.

  15. Girls and families, we were so sorry to hear of the loss of your dad. It was always nice to run into him and have a talk. Such a pleasant man, and he will be missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Peggy So sorry to hear of the passing of George. He was a very nice man and enjoyed being around him. Our thoughts and prayers are with all.

  16. So sorry to hear od the passing of Georg. He was a very nice man and enjoyed being around him. Our thoughts and prayers are with all.

  17. Patti and Paula, sorry to hear about your Dad. Even though we only lived a mile apart as the crow flies, I didn’t really know your Dad, he was a quiet guy. I will echo what Larry Lura said about the straight rows that your Dad planted. My Dad always commented on them, to which my Dad would say ”there is more wheat in a crooked row”. I have fond memories of riding the bus with the 3 Garland girls. Patti, even though you were the first girl I ever kissed (last day of first grade” I’m sad that I was never on your “A list”. Know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.


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