Licensed Funeral Director
Kent was born and raised in
Finley, ND, and attended VCSU 1977-79.
He went on to Mid-American College of Funeral Service in Indianapolis,
IN, where he graduated Class Valedictorian in 1980. He began his career in Funeral Service in this
area, serving his Apprenticeship with Korsmo Funeral Service in Moorhead. Kent later joined Fulkerson Funeral Home in
Williston and Watford City.
In June of 1985, he moved to New
Rockford and was employed with Evans Funeral Home, New Rockford and
Carrington. Kent was 50% owner of Evans
Funeral Home January 1992-January 2018. Desiring to continue serving in the profession
he loves, he joined the staff of West Funeral Home and Life Tribute Center
While in New Rockford, he was
very active in the community, was a 25+ year member of Kiwanis Club, served 11
years on the NR/ NR-S school board, and 32 years on the Prairie Home Cemetery
board. He and his family attended Bethel
Assembly of God in Carrington, where he was volunteer church treasurer for over
20 years. He served as President of
North Dakota Funeral Directors Association in 1998.
Kent and Carol (Beckstrand) were
married in 1981. They have three married
children and currently seven grandchildren!
Carol is the FACS teacher at New Rockford-Sheyenne School, and will move
to their home in West Fargo when the school year is completed.
His hobbies included golfing,
hunting, and gardening.