Verlaun Fonder

July 22, 1936-Jan. 5, 2021

Verlaun Fonder, 84,

Minot, passed away on

Tuesday, January 5, 2021

at her home.

Verlaun was born on

July 22, 1936 at Fingal,

North Dakota, to Victor

and Vivian (Walters)

Christianson. She attend-

ed school in Fingal and

graduated from Fingal

High School in 1954.

She married LeRoy

Fonder on September 27,

1957 in Valley City, ND,

where the young couple

lived for several years.

LeRoy was employed at

the Hide & Fur. They

moved to Fargo, ND,

where LeRoy was made

manager of Simonson’s

Station. Later, they were

transferred to Minot.

LeRoy died on September

6, 1985.

Verlaun is survived by

her children, RaNae

(Brent) Hauge, Mohall,

ND, Randy, Rod, and

Richie (Bobbi) Fonder, all

of Minot; 7 grandchildren;

6 great-grandchildren; 4

sisters, Verna (Bud)

Anderson and Verlynn

(Sue) Christianson, both

of Valley City, Vernette

(Jim) Maus, Fargo, and

Valeria (Fritz) Salzwedel

of Sheldon, ND; brother,

Vincent (Doris) Chris-

tianson of Hidden Valley

Lake, CA; and numerous

nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in

death by her parents; hus-

band; 2 sisters, Violet

(Bud) Thorslund and

Vicki (Alan) Johnson; and

brother Vernon Christian-son.

A memorial mass will

be held on Monday, Janu-

ary 11, 2021 at 11 a.m. at

St. Leo the Great Roman

Catholic Church in Minot.

The service will be video

recorded for the public to

view and can be accessed

by going to YouTube . Those at-

tending are asked to prac-

tice social distancing and

wear a mask. Burial will

take place at Rosehill

Memorial Park in Minot at

a later date. Those wish-

ing to sign the online re-

gister and share memories

may access the online obi-

tuaries section at (www.