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Harold Akason

April 11, 2018
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Harold Akason, 88, West Fargo, ND died on Wednesday, April 11, 2018 at Sanford Health on Broadway, Fargo, ND.

Harold Melvin Akason was born June 17, 1929 in Fargo, ND to Alfred and Esther (Brown) Akason. He grew up in the Mapleton, ND area and attended school there. Harold married Donna Pressnall on Sept. 26, 1945 in Fargo. They made their home near Mapleton where he worked for Andrews Farm for 60 years. In 2008, they moved to West Fargo. Harold had resided at Maple View for the past three years. The family very much appreciates the love and care shown to their father by the Maple View staff.

Harold was a family man. In earlier years, he enjoyed his boys’ sporting events. He also enjoyed antiques, his tractor collection, volunteering at Bonanzaville, WMSTR at Rollag, and gardening. For many years, he spent summers working as a mechanic with his son Steve’s stock cars.

He is survived by four sons, Larry (Mary) of Fargo, Steve (Becky) of West Fargo, James (Melanie) of Pine Island, MN and David (Tammy) of West Fargo; 11 grandchildren, Jill (Steve) Swanson, Nicole (Pete) Erickson, Shevy (Erika), Skyler (Jen), Stormy, Stevie, Shayden, Amanda (Bradley) Van Kilsdonk, Cody, Trevor and Tristan; 13 great grandchildren; one great great grandchild; sister, Faye (Ben) Stich; sister-in-law, Joan Akason; and brother-in-law, Gerald Hanson.

Harold was preceded in death by his parents; wife Donna in 2014; two brothers, Russell and Raymond; three sisters, Yvonne Macdaniels, Geraldine Hanson and Lillie Ann (Junior) Hagemeister.

Funeral: Tuesday, April 17, 2018 at 11 AM at West Funeral Home Chapel, West Fargo with visitation one hour prior and reception to follow.

Burial: Sunset Memorial Gardens, Fargo.

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