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Jacqueline Sanders

May 14, 1962 — June 18, 2023


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Jacque Sanders, 61, Bismarck, passed away on Sunday, June 18, 2023 at St. Alexius Medical Center.

A Celebration of Life and Light will be held  from 1:00 to 3:00PM, Monday, June 26 at Parkway Funeral Service, 2330 Tyler Parkway, Bismarck.

Cremation has taken place and a private family interment will be held at a later date.

Jacqueline Marie Fergel was born May 14, 1962 to Tony and Virginia (Kopp) Fergel in Bismarck, the first of seven. Jacque was one of the rare people to have grown up on a dairy farm and not milk a cow. Being the oldest, she was responsible for keeping the house in order, cleaning, preparing meals and keeping her siblings “safe”. She attended Leahy Grade School and St. Gertrude’s High School in Raleigh, ND, graduating in May, 1980. She graduated from Bismarck State College in May 1992 and Rasmussen College in June 2007 earning degrees for graphic design and business.

Outside of work we knew the free-spirited Jacque who loved art and music. Jac lived for a good show and was always looking forward to the next concert. She hit the road in her early 20’s for Colorado and new adventure, making memories with her sister Judi and friends that she cherished throughout her life. After exploring Colorado, she moved to California with her first husband, Jon. Jon and Jacque had one son, Travis.

She returned home to North Dakota, where she married Michael Sanders and had two more children, Mikaela and Elijah. She lived in North Dakota for the remainder of her life to enjoy time with family.

Jacque’s attention to detail, impeccable timing, wit and dedication to quality service was ever present during her 27-year tenure at Bistro 1100. She came to be well-known and loved by many in the Bismarck community for her beautiful smile, laughter and goofy conversation. One shared what described her well as the hilarious but caring spit-fire. Her personality, grace under pressure and strong will made her an incredible asset through the span of her career as she trained and mentored both veterans and new-comers alike at the Bistro.

There will be many moments in the rest of our lives when will stop and think of Jacque, reminded of her by one of the ways she touched our lives. We’ll never forget her as a loving mother, grandmother, sister, friend, daughter, and cousin. She had a light shining from within her, evident in the photographs capturing her earlier years and felt in memories shared by those who knew her well – creating her art, jamming at a music festival, taking Mikaela to her first concert, cheering during a Broncos game, singing in the car, skydiving. We would love for her to be remembered with her light.

Jacque is survived by her three children, Travis Ryberg, Mikaela Sanders, and Elijah Sanders; grandson, Rocky Jon Ryberg; siblings, Craig Fergel, Judi Fergel-Hurley, Lisa Schell, Tammy (Joe) Homan, Nick Fergel and Audrey (Steve) Fergel-McKiver.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Anton “Tony” Fergel, Virginia (Kopp) Fergel; grandparents, Anton “Tony” and Eva (Loeb) Kopp and Nicholas and Margaret (Wingenbach) Fergel.

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Service Schedule

Past Services

Celebration of Life and Light

Monday, June 26, 2023

1:00 - 3:00 pm (Central time)

Parkway Funeral and Cremation Service

2330 Tyler Parkway, Bismarck, ND 58503

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