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“Some years ago when Elmer wasn't out working on some power line job, we had the gratification of his services on construction projects. Elmer could...Read More »
1 of 20 | Posted by: Wes Schon - Sioux Falls, SD

“Our sympathies to you and your family, Gail, on the loss of Elmer, a great guy. I worked with him for many years at Ulteig Engineers and "Elmo" will...Read More »
2 of 20 | Posted by: Don Such - Fargo, ND

“Our thoughts and prayers are with you Gail and your family. I very much enjoyed working with Elmer for many years at Ulteig. He will truly be missed,...Read More »
3 of 20 | Posted by: Bruce & Ramona Langness - MN

“Gail & family, I prayers are with you Gail and your precious family in the loss of your best friend and husband Elmer. Praying your family will find...Read More »
4 of 20 | Posted by: jim & Darcy - friend

“I am so sorry for your loss. I met Elmer when I was a teenager in Alice and have always thought of him as such a nice guy. My thought and prayers...Read More »
5 of 20 | Posted by: cheryl hager - fargo, ND - friend

“Travis and family: All of our prayers and thoughts from Ohio to you at this tough time. Take care of yourselves. Bill ”
6 of 20 | Posted by: Bill Tom - Spring Valley, OH

“Gail and Family, I worked with Elmer for many years and it was alway fun to visit and tell stories with him. He was a big asset to UEI for many...Read More »
7 of 20 | Posted by: Hank Corneliussen - Moorhead, MN

“Gail and family, You are in our thoughts and prayers. Elmer and I worked together numerous times and I will always remember how hard he could work,...Read More »
8 of 20 | Posted by: Alan Erickson - Bismarck, ND

“I worked with Elmer for 32 years. He mentored me and many others over the years and I was blessed to have worked with him the last few months. To you...Read More »
9 of 20 | Posted by: Tim Splettstaszer - Davenport, ND

“Elmer is my best friend, i am so sory I am not there for your family. I will be home in about 2 weeks, see you then. We sure had some great times...Read More »
10 of 20 | Posted by: tim buchholz - west fargo,, ND

“Our thoughts and prayers are with you. ”
11 of 20 | Posted by: Michelle & Rob Pawling - OH

“I want to let you know how sorry I am for your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Stay strong. ”
12 of 20 | Posted by: Melissa Kellerman (Spies) - ND

“Our prayers and thoughts are with you, Gail and your family. I have many memories from FHS (Fingal High School) and our class of 1968. Elmer and I...Read More »
13 of 20 | Posted by: Marlene (Klinger) Yanish

“Manix my thoughts and prayers are with you and tour family during this sad time! Stay strong and keep your faith! ”
14 of 20 | Posted by: Erika Hageman - Fargo, ND

“Thoughts and prayers are with you as you travel down this difficult road ”
15 of 20 | Posted by: Karen Riegel - friend

“Dear Gail and Family, So sorry to hear of Elmer's passing. There are many good memories of the Lucca and Fingal days. The basketball days in Lucca...Read More »
16 of 20 | Posted by: Gary Schlagel - Valley City, ND

“Our thought and prayers are with you Gail and all your family. We miss him so much already too. A wonderful man so proud of his family and always...Read More »
17 of 20 | Posted by: Jodi and Larry Stockert - Audubon, MN

“Sorry to learn of Elmers' passing----my sympathy to you, Gail, and the whole family,cherish the memories that were made over the years------may Elmer...Read More »
18 of 20 | Posted by: Carol Pausch - Wahpeton, ND

“Our condolences from our family to yours. The world is a lessor place without Elmer in it....he is and will be forever missed. ”
19 of 20 | Posted by: Westphal Family

“I was an employee of Minnkota Power Cooperative in Grand Forks. Elmer did many surveys for power lines for us. His work could always be counted on as...Read More »
20 of 20 | Posted by: George A Freeman - Grand Forks, ND

Elmer Christl

Elmer Christl, 62, West Fargo, ND, died Sunday, July 15, 2012 in his home surrounded by family.

Elmer Roy Christl was born April 3, 1950 in Valley City, ND to Joseph and Gertrude (Rossler) Christl. He was raised near Lucca, ND and attended school at Lucca and Fingal, ND, graduating from Fingal High School in 1968. He attended the State School of Science in Wahpeton, ND for two years, where he studied civil engineering. He married Gail Berntson, October 25, 1974 in Valley City. They lived in Fargo until moving to West Fargo in 1975. Elmer was employed by Ulteig Engineering of Fargo as a surveyor and right of way coordinator for forty one years.

Elmer's hobbies included time with family and at the Lake Maud, MN cabin, traveling, hunting and attending the sporting events of his grandchildren. He was also an avid Twins, Vikings and West Fargo Packers fan.

He is survived by his wife, Gail; daughter, Jodi (Manix) Zepeda, West Fargo; sons, Eric (Sarah), Fargo, Travis (Jessica), Victoria, MN; six grandchildren, Tanner, Caden and Kiara Zepeda and Brock, Kolby and Easton Christl; his mother and step-father, Gertrude and Wilbert Schuster, West Fargo; sister, Connie (Dennis) Foth, Brooklyn Park, MN; sister-in-law, Sandra Christl, Fingal; seven brothers-in-law, David (Eileen), Douglas (Ruth), Delbert (Joan), Denton, Durwin (Mary), Dallas, Darryl (Jeanne); six sisters-in-law, Ellrene (Duane), Vivian (Dave), Lois (Bud), Anita (Tom), Barbara (Raymond), Olive (Howard) and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father; brother, Joseph; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Alfred and Helen Berntson and sister-in-law Paulette Berntson.

Visitation: Wednesday from 5 to 7 in Flame of Faith United Methodist Church, 1222 6th St. E., West Fargo, with a prayer service at 7.
Funeral: Thursday, July 19, 2012 at 1 in Flame of Faith United Methodist Church.
Burial: Zion Free Cemetery, rural Valley City.

Online Condolences: westfuneralhome.com

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