Kenneth Eugene Schur, 85, died on April 21, 2021, at Bethany Nursing Home after a battle with Progressive Supranuclear Palsy disease.
Ken was born on February 14, 1936 to Edward and Esther Schur in Arthur, North Dakota. He was the youngest of seven siblings. He was raised and attended school in Arthur, North Dakota. As a boy, he excelled in many sports. He was fondly remembered as “swivel hips Schur” on the football team. He was captain of the Arthur Knights basketball team. He attended Dakota Business College.
He met Karen Lee Hull at Johnson’s barn dance and they were married April 24, 1959. They made their home in Fargo and raised three daughters. They enjoyed summers on Turtle Lake and later Maud Lake. They wintered in Mesa, AZ and later Apache Junction, AZ. They enjoyed socializing with several groups, including Gourmet Club, dancing at the Elks, Bison athletics, and Friday Friends, a happy hour get together at the clubhouse in Arizona.
After graduating from Dakota Business College, he went on to start his career in the furniture business. At one point in his career, he had three furniture stores, two in South Dakota and one in Fargo, ND. By the end of his career, he had downsized to one furniture store, Schur’s Furniture 1st, in south Fargo.
He loved everything about golf, playing and watching. He was a member of the Red River Valley Sr. Men’s Golf Association which he enjoyed immensely. Most rounds of golf were followed by cards, cribbage, and fun with friends. He was known to sneak off and find a blackjack table when time permitted. He enjoyed teaching his daughters and several of his grandchildren the game of blackjack.
He was such an amazing father and grandfather. He was truly the nicest man you ever met. He was dependable, responsible, and trustworthy. To the point that his three daughters referred to him as a “Saint.” He will be greatly missed by many.
He is survived by his three daughters, Starla Schur-Lynn (Dion) of Wilsonville, OR, Stacey Bergquist (John) of Detroit Lakes, MN, Sheila Danielson (Steve) of Fargo, ND; seven grandchildren, Deon Schur (Eran) of St. Helens, OR, Mychal Jo Lynn (Sean) of Missoula, MT, Jake Bergquist of Denver, CO, Ben Bergquist (Kendra) of Fargo, ND, Breanne Murchie (Tom) of Chicago, IL, Bryce Murchie of Fargo, ND, Blake Murchie of Fargo, ND and 5 great grandchildren.
Ken was preceded in death by his wife, Karen Lee Schur, his parents, Ed and Esther Schur, his brothers Bruz Schur and Jim Schur, and his sisters Betty Jane Schur and Mavis Levin.
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