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Caryn Buerkle

June 10, 1946 — August 22, 2016

Caryn Buerkle

Caryn Ann Buerkle, 70, died Monday morning August 22, 2016 at the Bethel Lutheran Home in Williston, ND.

Caryn Stromstad was born June 10, 1946 at Crookston, MN the daughter of J. Melvin Stromstad and Ruth Lila (Haugo) Stromstad. She grew up in Beltrami, MN attending Beltrami Public School and moved to Fertile, MN where she graduated from Fertile High School. She then attended Interstate Business College in Fargo, ND.

She and Elroy Buerkle were married September 9, 1967 at Fargo, ND. They made their home in Fargo until the 1970's when they moved to Columbus, ND and finally in Lignite, ND.
She loved her flowers and plants, she could grow anything. Caryn Loved her babies/dolls which reminded her of her grandkids who couldn't ask for a better grandma. She'd bake with them and sit down to have tea parties and loved walking to the store with them along with the dogs.

Her biggest joy was her puppies, we would always joke that their dogs were always treated better than we were. She was a fantastic musician/singer playing countless times at church and other events. Painting was also a hobby coming up with the best Valentine's Day boxes. She never wanted to look like an ‘old lady' either, the flashier the better.

She was the hardest working woman I've ever known, which when looking back I'm not sure how she managed it all. Our parents always had the biggest yards and the most trees, we can attest to that; they used to say why have a riding lawn mower when you have kids. She was a very strong and courageous woman; Dwight even got her to ride a wheelie on a dirt bike. She was our back bone.

Caryn is survived by 2 children Dwight (Brenda) Buerkle and Cheri (Greg) Hoglund, both of Williston, ND; 5 grandchildren and 4 sisters, Beulah Smith, Burien, WA, LaVerne Sondrol, Pheonix, AZ, Janice Lindberg, Hutschinson, MN, and Rita Stromstad, Granite Falls, MN.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Elroy, and her parents.

Funeral Service- 10:30 AM Friday, August 26, 2016 at the Haut Funeral Chapel in Jamestown, ND

Burial- 2:00 PM at the Martin Luther Lutheran Cemetery, Fredonia, ND

Visitation- 9-9p Thursday at the Funeral Home

Funeral Service

Friday, August 26, 2016
10:30 AM

Haut Funeral Home - Jamestown
1101 5th Ave Northeast
Jamestown, North Dakota 58401

Graveside Service

Friday, August 26, 2016
2:00 PM

Martin Luther Cemetery

Fredonia, North Dakota 58440

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