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Paul Hyndman

October 3, 1943 ~ October 8, 2021 (age 78)

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   Paul Jon Hyndman, 78, West Fargo, ND passed away on Friday, October 8, 2021 at Sanford Hospital, Fargo, ND surrounded by his family.

   Born in 1943 in Cando, N.D. to John and Juanita (Gerrard) Hyndman, he spent part of his childhood in Perth, N.D. and then in 1948 moved to Rolla, N.D.  He graduated from Rolla High School in 1961.  From there he went to U.N.D. to attend college, where he played football as a walk-on.  He was on the 1964 Hall of Fame team.

   In 1966 he enlisted in the U. S. Army where he served his country in Vietnam and was very proud of his service. He worked for local vets and their families to make sure they received their benefits.  He received the National Defense Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, R.V.N. Campaign Medal with 60 device, Army Communication Medal, Army Commendation Medal with 1st oak leaf cluster.

   In 1972, he returned to U.N.D. to receive his degree in business.  At this time, he met his wife of 48 years Dianne Hogenson.  They were married in 1973 in Cando.  They were the proud parents of three children.

   He worked in manufacturing and took the postal exam in 1982 then finished his career in Kenmare, N.D. as postmaster.

   Paul and Dianne loved their U.N.D. sports, traveled some, and retired to West Fargo in 2012.

   Paul was very proud of his grandchildren and their sports and academic accomplishments.

   He is survived by his wife, Dianne; daughters, Shawna Scheffler of St. Clair, Michigan, Joline (Ryan) Sinner, Casselton, N.D.; son, Michael of Minot, N.D.; 4 grandchildren, Kaia Scheffler, Nick Martin, Reed Sinner, and Casey Sinner; cousins, Bruce (Sandy) Gerrard and Andrew Gerrard.

   He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Juanita; brother Jack; and numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins.

Visitation:  Thursday, October 14, 2021 starting at 10:00 AM at West Funeral Home, West Fargo, ND.

Memorial Service: Thursday, October 14, 2021 at 11:00 AM at West Funeral Home, West Fargo, ND.

Burial: Friday, October 15, 2021 at 2:00 PM at North Dakota Veterans Cemetery, Mandan, ND.


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Funeral Service


October 14, 2021

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
West Funeral Home & Life Tribute Center
321 Sheyenne Street
West Fargo, ND 58078

Memorial Service
October 14, 2021

11:00 AM
West Funeral Home & Life Tribute Center
321 Sheyenne Street
West Fargo, ND 58078

Military Honors
October 15, 2021

2:00 PM
ND Veterans Cemetery
1825 46th St.
Mandan, ND 58554

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