Gene Kackman

December 15, 1932 ~ May 18, 2020 (age 87)

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Gene Kackman, age 87, of Fargo, ND died Monday, May 18th, 2020 at Bethany on 42nd, Fargo.

Eugene “Gene” Harold Kackman was born December 15th, 1932 in rural Lidgerwood, ND, the son of Herb and Gladys (Kohoutek) Kackman.  He grew up in rural Lidgerwood, ND and attended school there until the 8th grade.

Gene worked on the farm with his father for many years until starting to work for Schultz and Lindsey Construction.  He then went to S&S Construction to help pave highways and residential roads.  He often worked on the large curb machine.  In the 1980’s, he worked for the City of West Fargo until his retirement in June 1993.

Gene married Gwen Ellis in April 1952.  From this union, 10 children were born: Tim, Teresa, Richard, Kathy, Lori, Cindy, Todd, Lindy, Stacy, Kristi.

On April 14, 1973, Gene married Carol Walford in Finley, ND.  Born to this union were twin sons, Danny and Donny.

Gene was a man on the go.  He loved being outside, spending time at the lake, fishing, and hunting.  He loved to be at his kids and grandkids activities, he attended as many events as he could.  He loved sports, especially Twins Baseball.  He rarely missed watching a game.  He also took pride in taking his grandkids fishing when he could.  Gene loved pictures and taking pictures; whenever he was around, so was his camera, sometimes right in your face.

Gene is survived by  his children, Danny (Joyal) Kackman, Donny (Kari) Kackman, Kathy Kuppich, Lori (Dennis) Murack, Cindy (Kent) Rosenfeldt,  Todd (Patricia) Kackman, Lindy Oleson, Stacy (Troy) Bowman, Kristi Kackman; daughters-in-law, Kyla Kackman, Susan Mitchell, son-in-law, Dennis Orth.  Grandchildren: Logan, McKena, Haley, Kendall, Katelyn Kackman, Cameron (Sarah Bentz) Kackman, Preston (Kelsey) Kackman, Aaron (Missy) Kackman, Mason Kackman, Kyle (Shanon) Kackman, Trevor (Jean) Kackman, Brady (Jennifer) Kackman, Shane Murack, Stephanie (Mark) Platt, Jeannie (Chris) Roerick, Jennifer (Josh) Engquist, Blake (Melissa) Rosenfeldt, April (Garrett) Williams, Adam (Krissie) Kackman, Ashley (Dennis) Estrada, Heather Landowski, Josh Landowski; and 30 great-grandchildren.  Also his sister Darlene Arth; brother Larry (Flo) Kackman; sisters-in-law Marge Kackman, Gladys Walford;  brothers-in-law, John Walford, Kenneth (Carol) Walford, Robert (Beverly) Walford, William Walford, Larry (Sheri) Walford;  and many nieces and nephews.

Gene is preceded in death by his wife, Carol; his children, Richard Kackman, Tim Kackman, Teresa Orth; his parents; his sisters Lois Hansen, Janice Sporer;  brother Vernon Kackman; brother and sisters in law, Mural Hanson, David Walford, Vernon and Mary Rolf.

The family wishes to thank the staff at Bethany on 42nd and University for all kindness and great care they have given Gene over the last year.

A Public Graveside Service will be held 2 p.m. Friday, May 22, 2020 at Holy Cross Cemetery – South, Fargo. Family asks that CDC guidelines due to COVID-19 be followed at the service.  Please wear a facial covering if able and maintain social distancing.  Please bring your own chair if you would like to sit during the service. The service will also be recorded and available for viewing later on Gene’s webpage at 

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Graveside Service
May 22, 2020

2:00 PM
Holy Cross Cemetery - South
South of Walmart on 52nd Ave and I 29
Fargo, ND 58104

Placement of Cremated Remains

Holy Cross Cemetery - South
South of Walmart on 52nd Ave and I 29
Fargo, ND 58104

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