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Fonda Rexin, age 73, of Carrington, ND passed away surrounded by her loving family on Saturday, December 23, 2023.

Fonda Jewel Hecox was born on January 9, 1950, and became the daughter of Harvey and Myrtle Hecox.

Fonda grew up in rural Lamar, Colorado, and attended Campion Academy in Loveland, Colorado, and Union College in Lincoln, Nebraska. She eventually followed her older sister, Jean, to Ohio to work at Worthington Foods. There she met Russell Rexin and they married on July 5, 1970.

Russell and Fonda worked side-by-side on the Rexin farm ever after. Fonda learned how to drive tractors and combines and hauled anhydrous tanks, too. She planted vegetable gardens and made lunches and meals for the farm crew and her four children. When they moved to Carrington, she accompanied Russell out to the farm every day.

Faith was an integral part of Fonda’s life. She was a church organist and a piano accompanist. She played for church services, weddings, and funerals. Fonda played for many decades at New Home Seventh-Day Adventist Church of rural Sykeston and the Federated Church in Carrington. She was very active in every aspect of church life, from teaching children’s classes to preparing bulletins and acting as church clerk, on top of her constant presence at either the piano or organ.

Fonda was preceded in death by her parents, Harvey and Myrtle Hecox, her biological mother, Pearl Hecox Graves; her siblings Frank Hecox and Jean Ashton; step-sister Wanda Graves; and her parents-in-law Carl & Otilda Rexin.

She is survived by her husband, Russell; half-sister Joy Graves; step-brother Wade Graves; her 4 children Chad (Alicia), Carma (Chris) Carpenter, Brenda Klein, and Michael (Michelle); 13 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren.


The family invites you to attend Visitation on Wednesday, December 27, 2023, starting at 11:00 AM with a Funeral Service to follow at 12:00 PM all at Evans Funeral Home of Carrington, ND. A Private Burial will be at the New Home Seventh-Day Adventist Church Cemetery.


Posted Condolences:


  1. Sympathy to the Rexin family. We always saw Russell and Fonda together. Hold on to those memories.

  2. Fonda will be missed by many. Whenever we would run into each other the conversation was farming, garden or family related and always lots to say. . She was so kind and always had a smile. Seeing her and Russel together heading to and from the farm was always something we looked forward to. What a special lady she was. Send our love, friendship, and prayers.

  3. Fonda was a beautiful person inside and out. Her light now shines with Jesus. Our condolences to all the Rexin family.

  4. Fonda was my favorite roommate at Campion Academy; the older sister I never had. We played organ and piano together, and I learned so much from her. There’s a lonely spot in my mailbox, and in my heart.

  5. So sorry for your loss. May God Bless the Rexin family with comfort and wonderful memories.

  6. Our sincere condolences to Russel and family. Fonda was a blessing to many and will be missed.

  7. Condolences to the family. Good memories of Fonda. She many times wrote to us and Emil and Rosemarie about the events on the Rexin farm. She is missed.

  8. So sorry to hear of your loss. Cherish the memories..

  9. So very sorry for your loss of such a special lady. We so enjoyed her playing the beautiful music in our church, she had a great talent. Our prayers are with you all.

    Shawn and Janelle Marcotte

  10. I am so sorry for you Russell and all the family. Love you all and will miss Fonda.

  11. Our Sincere Sympathies to you Russell and all of Fonda’s Family. Such a beautiful woman who shared her many talents generously. It was a joy back in time to be in the Sykeston Homemakers Club with her. Her wisdom, peacefulness, & fun presence was appreciated.

  12. Our Sincere Sympathies to you Russell and all of the Family. Fonda such a lovely women who shared her many talents generously. Back in time of the Sykeston Homemakers her Wisdom, peacefulness, cheerful attitude was always a joy to be around! May the peace of God be with you.

  13. My sincere sympathy to the Rexin family. Such a wonderful women with many talents! We will cherish the memories of our Homemakers club with her wistful presence!

  14. Our sincere condolences to the Rexin family. Many fond memories of our visits while at Sykeston School watching the children in sports & music. A wonderful woman, neighbor, and friend.

  15. My sincere sympathy to the Rexin family. She sounded like an amazingly special woman who will be very much missed by everyone she leaves behind. Prayers for you all!


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