Gerald Nickolas Muffenbier

May 24, 1973 – April 8, 2019

Gerald Nickolas Muf-

fenbier, 45, died in Fargo,

North Dakota on Monday,

April 8, 2019. He was

born to Larry Michael and

Diane Genevieve Axtman

Muffenbier in Euless, Tex-

as on May 24, 1973. He

and his parents moved to

Balta, North Dakota in

1976 where he went to

Balta School for 11 years.

He graduated from Rugby

High School in 1991. He

joined the United States

Navy in September, 1991

and served on the aircraft

carrier USS Constellation

CV64. After two years of

service he returned to

North Dakota and attend-

ed Lake Region College at

Devils Lake. He moved to

Fargo in 1997 and worked

for Pactiv Industries for

20 years. He dedicated

many hours watching

movies, reading, texting

friends, and repairing vin-

tage collector cars in his

spare time.

He is survived by his

parents at Balta, his broth-

er Kevin (Toni) in West

Fargo, nieces Taylor and

Jordan Muffenbier and

nephew Jesse Muffenbier,

several aunts, uncles, and

cousins. He was preceded

in death by his grand-

parents, Mike and Johan-

na Muffenbier, Nick and

Brigetta Axtman, uncles

Gerald Muffenbier, Pat

Kramer, Ron Lamphear,

and aunts Marlene Lam-

phear, Joan Muffenbier

and Mary Ann Muffen-


Funeral services will be

held on Saturday, April

13, 2019 at 10:30 a.m. at

Our Lady of Mount Car-

mel Church in Balta.

Burial will follow in the

church cemetery with

military honors provided

by the North Dakota Mili-

tary Funeral Honors De-

tail. Visitation will be on

Friday from 3-7:00 p.m.

with a prayer service at

7:00 p.m. at the funeral

home. Visitation will also

be at the church one hour

before the service. Brad

and Randy Axtman, Jeff

and Jeremy Bickler, Vern

Halvorson, and Dave Muf-

fenbier will serve as

casket bearers.

On line tributes at

Niewoehner Funeral

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