A livestream link for Dwight's service will be available here: https://youtu.be/jJa0bZxQ5PI
Dwight Norman Franklund, 86, Bismarck, passed away at the Missouri Slope Lutheran Care Center on Feb. 11, 2021. He was born in Baldwin on Sept. 12, 1934 to Arthur and Bertha Franklund of Baldwin. Dwight married Marlene Stolz, the love of his life, on Sept. 2, 1961 at Zion Lutheran Church, Bismarck.
Dwight's other passion was farming. He farmed with his father and brother for many years and eventually purchased the “old family farm” which became known as “Dwight’s Farm.” Dwight continued to assist his father until Art’s retirement then, Dwight primarily raised cattle near Baldwin until “retiring” a few years ago. He and Marlene continued to work together repairing fence and other chores on the farm, after all a farmer never truly retires. In his last days, Dwight continued to share his love of farming with his family and friends.
As a young man Dwight enjoyed training his horses, singing, playing guitar and playing horseshoes with friends and family.
Dwight frequently joined his “Coffee Crew” at Kist Livestock and enjoyed their company and discussion. For many years he attended Capital Electric and Farmer's Union annual meetings. Every year, Dwight looked forward to the Vollmer bull auction and would enthusiastically report about the results.
Dwight attended Grace Lutheran Brethren Church with Marlene for many years.
Dwight is survived by his wife, Marlene Franklund; sisters, Mavis Buchholz, Marlene (Kenneth) Landsberger, and Ardith Williams; sister-in-law, Carole (Howard) Lacher; brother-in-law, Bernie (Micki) Stolz, and many nieces and nephews.
Dwight was preceded in death by his parents, Arthur and Bertha (Spitzer) Franklund; brother and sister-in-law, Willis Franklund and Betty (Buchholz) Schoeneman-Franklund; brothers-in-law, Clifford Williams and Rodger Buchholz; nephews Bryan Williams and Greg Franklund; and his niece, Paula Lacher.
Viewing will begin at 10 a.m. followed by a memorial service on Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2021 at 11 a.m. at Grace Lutheran Brethren Church, 2400 E. Ave A., Bismarck, ND 58501, phone 701-258-3585. A lunch will follow the service.
Family ordered flowers through Roberts Floral (701) 258-8311.