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Unclaimed veteran gets burial service four years after his death

Cremated remains to be buried alongside wife at veterans cemetery

NEAR HARWOOD, N.D. The Hanson Runsvold funeral home provided service for an unclaimed military veteran at the Fargo National Cemetery. After serving in the Marine Corps from 1946 to 1948, Francis Kaufmann received military honors at his burial service at the Fargo National Cemetery. The four year delay on Kaufmann’s burial process was due to a loss of paperwork. “I…

Fargo Veteran will be honored with military service at National Cemetery

FARGO, ND — A Marine Corps veteran will receive military honors when he is buried four years after he passed away. Services for Francis Kaufmann will take place next Tuesday, October 27, at 11:00 a.m. at the Fargo National Cemetery. Mr. Kaufmann served in the United States Marine Corp from July 1946 to July 1948. Mr. Kaufmann’s body was unclaimed…

Unclaimed veteran gets laid to rest surrounded by comrades

This is the first unclaimed veteran to be buried at the Fargo National Cemetary.

FARGO, N.D. – Veterans from across North Dakota gather at the Fargo National Cemetery to say goodbye to a fallen soldier. Veteran Lelan Derr was born in New Hampton, Iowa in 1952. He served in the United States Air Force in Vietnam. Derr passed away in his Fargo apartment on December 10th of last year. He had been estranged from…

Fargo National Cemetery hosts virtual Memorial Day ceremony

The cemetery honored fallen soldiers on the holiday with the help from North Dakota and Minnesota politicians

FARGO, N.D. — This Memorial Day is the first since the Fargo National Cemetery opened it’s gates in September of last year. It is the first and only national veterans cemetery in North Dakota. The cemetery had big plans to hold it’s inaugural Memorial Day celebration this year, but things were forced to change amidst the coronavirus pandemic. Still, they…

Memorial Day events will look different amid coronavirus pandemic

FARGO, N.D. — The COVID-19 pandemic won’t prevent local veteran organizations from honoring fallen service members this Memorial Day. U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs Fargo National Cemetery will hold it’s inaugural Memorial Day event online, sharing the celebration with the public through Facebook at 2 p.m. North Dakota Congressman Kelly Armstrong will be the keynote speaker, and both North Dakota…

Department of Veterans Affairs Dedicates Fargo National Cemetery

Local dignitaries were there, and military members were honored

HARWOOD, N.D. — It’s a 4.82-acre site that will serve the needs of 30,000 veterans, as well as their spouses and family members. Even though it was a rainy day, people crowded into a tent for the Fargo National Cemetery Dedication Ceremony. Local dignitaries were there, and it was a time to honor those who served our country. Lucas Dusek,…