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Marilyn Bucholz


     Marilyn Bucholz, age 79, of Carrington, ND, died Sunday, February 14, 2016, at Carrington Health Center, Carrington, ND.

     Marilyn Mae Engelstad was born on July 9, 1936, in Gatzke, MN, the daughter of Eddie & Nora (Leshar) Engelstad. She grew up and attended school in Gatzke and later attended Moorhead Teachers College and taught for one year in Grygla, MN before getting married.

     Marilyn was united in marriage to Ronald Bucholz on December 27, 1956, in Gatzke, MN.  In 1958, they moved to Grace City, ND, where she was a very active member in Grace City Lutheran Church, and in the community. In 1996, they moved into Carrington where she became active in Trinity Lutheran Church and the Senior Center.

     Marilyn loved her family and was like a mother hen to many others as she would keep an eye out for them. She enjoyed entertaining and visiting with friends, she always had something in the freezer in case company came by and then coffee was only 10 minutes away.  She enjoyed playing Whist and Bridge. She would host card parties at her house and at the school gym, and loved cooking and baking for the parties.

     Marilyn was survived by her husband Ron Bucholz; four children, Lori (Darwin) Solberg, Carrington, Charles (Maureen) Bucholz, Fargo, ND, Bob (Jody) Bucholz, West Fargo, ND, and Jodi (Kevin) Gader, Bismarck, ND; 10 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild; two brothers Ronald (Linda) Engelstad, Grygla, MN, Richard (Carol) Engelstad, Gatzke, MN.

     She was preceded in death by her parents.




Tuesday at 7PM in Evans Funeral Home, Carrington


Trinity Lutheran Church, Carrington


Wednesday, February 17, 2016 at 10:30AM


Carrington Cemetery

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Name: Sharon Kouba

Date: 02/17/16

Message: Lori and family:  So sorry for your loss!

Hugs, Sharon



Name: Joan Haugen

Date: Feb 16

Message: I have many memories of Marilyn, Now she has gone home but the memories stay here. Riding on the school bus, Sunday school and confirmation, we had good times. I will remember her always. My sympathy to all of you. 

Joan Haugen



Name: Wally Sparby

Date: February 16  2016

Message: My prayers are with you and your family during this most difficult time for all of you. I it is never easy to loose a loving wife, mother, grandmother ,  and sister at any time in your life . Marilyn was a great friend and class mate in high school, very kind and always ready to help whoever needed help. many great memories. May God be with all of you and give you comfort  in your grieving.  

Wally Sparby.  


Name: Donetta Black

Date: 2-16-16

Message: Thoughts and prayers to you all at this sad time. Marilyn will live forever in your memories - keep them close and share them often.



Name: Mike

Date: 2/16/2016

Message: Ron, Lori, Chuck, Bob, Jodi & families:

Sorry to hear about the passing of your wife, mother, grandmother, & great-grand mother.

In the last few days, I go back and relive the memories of Marilyn at basketball/softball games.  The parties they would have after each season for their children's team was neat.  And how positive they were to the whole team was cool to hear. I also was impressed with Marilyn and how she would recognize your voice when talking with her.  These memories are still very vivid.

I developed a great friendship with all of your kids through school and sports.  Times like this are so, so tough but as the days go by, you start to remember all the memories which you will cherish forever.

God Bless you all during this trying time.

Mike T




Name: Microsoft Accounting Services Team

Date: 02/16

Message: Chuck, Maureen and family -

Wishing you many wonderful memories of Marilyn as you work through this difficult time.  You are in our thoughts and prayers.



Name: Kari Janz

Date: 2/16/16

Message: Lori, Darwin, and Families,

We were so sorry to hear of Marilyn's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this sad time. We loved Marilyn, she was such a sweet and caring lady. She will be missed



Name: Naomi Engevik Beachy

Date: Feb 15, 2016

Message: Ronnie, Ritchie an families,   We are so sorry for your loss..may you all be blessed..

Naomi, Mary, and Nathan



Name: Conni (Dungan) Fugleberg

Date: Feb 15, 2016

Message: Thinking  and praying for all of you during this trying time.