Evans Funeral Home

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Carrington and New Rockford, North Dakota
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Chelton Turpela

Our beloved son Chelton James Turpela, age 29, passed into our heavenly father’s arms on August 22, 2021 at Sanford Hospital in Fargo ND after a brief battle with an infection. He was comforted and surrounded by his mother and father at the time of his passing.

Chelton was born April 15th 1992 in the city of Delta Colorado. He was the only son of Thomas and Tamira Grgich.

Chelton enjoyed Airsoft, shooting, Football, going to Fargo Force hockey games, gaming, D&D, golf, coin collecting and Anime. He especially enjoyed spending time with his grandparents, rather it be fishing, spending time at an amusement park, spending time at a gun range, helping out on the farm or simply just stopping by and visiting for a while. He enjoyed attending Star Wars premiers, concerts and learning to fix cars with his dad. He enjoyed being an uncle even so much as to go out of his way to be the best damn uncle the world has ever seen. And most of all he was really looking forward to his first deer hunt this season after successfully passing his hunters safety and successfully drawing out for a buck tag.

Chelton is preceded in death by his grandpa Rodney Frank Grgich.

Chelton is survived by his parents Tamira Joyce Grgich and Thomas Frank Grgich, sister Chyann Keely Gladden, step sister Felicia Marie Grgich and half-brother Dakota Silva, grandparents Sharon Williams Grgich, Fred and Billie Roybal and Bill Turpela.

Chelton was a very special and kind person who was very much loved not only by his family and friends, but the community as well. He loved his job and the people he worked with at the local Cenex convenience store in Carrington ND where he always thought of them as family.

A special thanks to his D&D group for what they did in honor of him. We know Chelton very much appreciated it.

Chelton is already sorely missed and will continue to be forever. God’s speed son we miss and love you very much. Love mom and dad.


Chelton’s Visitation will be Friday, Noon – 7:00PM followed by a Prayer Service at 7:00PM all at Evans Funeral Home, Carrington.

His Funeral Service will be held Saturday, August 28, 2021, at 11:00AM at Evans Funeral Home, Carrington.

Posted Condolences:


  1. The world has lost a quiet gentle soul all to soon.

  2. Chelton was a kind heart gentleman. I don’t know what to say??? Just shocked!!!! 😭😭😭😭😭

  3. So sad to see this young man’s passing! He was a very kind person! Blessings to his friends and family!

  4. What a nice young man! He was very respectful and kind…. So sorry for the loss of a rarely kind person!!!
    Gods peace be with your family.

  5. We will sorely miss our Grandson. He was always in our thoughts and prayers. We always had fun times, being fishing, amusement parks and just fooling around.

    Not a kinder soul would you ever find. Always willing to help us and others. May you always walk with the Angels

  6. I’m so so for your loss. I thoroughly enjoyed catching up with him when I would swing into cenex.

  7. So very sorry for your loss! He was a very friendly and kind person. Prayers to your family.

  8. Tom and Tami words can’t express how deeply sorry we are for your loss. No parent should have to go through the loss of a child. We pray that you can find comfort in knowing that your family is forever and you will see him again. Who knows maybe he is helping Grandpa Grgich with some farming. We love you and are keeping you in our prayers.

  9. Chelton adored his niece and nephew even if he was farther away from them he is and forever be missed

  10. he was always a friendly face to see at Cenex always nice to talk with sorry for your loss way to young

  11. My sympathies to Chelton’s family and friends. He was such a kind and respectful young man! One could tell he truly enjoyed his job and interacting with customers. May he rest in peace.

  12. I’m so sorry for your loss. I was a high school classmate of Chelton’s. He was always friendly back then and whenever I would see him at Cenex. Gone to soon and to young. Prayers to his family and loved ones.

  13. Tom and Tami
    We are truly sorry for your loss. I’m so glad Chelton got to spend time with his grandparents a few weeks ago. I knew they all enjoyed their time together

  14. So Sorry to hear about Chelton’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you both and your family.

  15. So sorry for your loss, I can not imagine what you are going through. Sending Prayers during this difficult time.

  16. Chelton was the kindest when he waited on me! I sure will miss visiting with him. Prayers to all of his family.

  17. I am so sorry for your loss. Chelton was awarded ‘Employee of the Month’ by our Chamber of Commerce awhile back and he was such a nice young man at Cenex. He will be missed. Prayers for you all during this difficult time.

  18. Deepest sympathies

  19. I will miss my big brother, when ever we needed help with something whether it was for me or his niece or nephew he was always there to help.
    It’s going to be hard knowing now I can’t call him on a bad day, but I will make sure my kids know who he is and what kind of a person he was.
    I love you Chelton, you will always be with me forever and always! I am sorry for your loss mom and dad, I will always be here for you guys.


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