Carl Fredrick Eugene Ewald
Carl Fredrick Eugene Ewald died peacefully March 20, 2010, at Rifle, He was 94 years, nine months of age.
Mr. Ewald was born June 29, 1915 at Bismarck, N.D. and was raised in Hebron, N.D. Mr. Ewald’s family owned a lumber yard, hardware store, grocery stores, banks, elevators, farms and an immigration company all responsible for supporting the growth of Western North Dakota. Mr. Ewald was active in the grain business in North Dakota residing in Valley City and associated with Fevig Insurance Company in Moorhead, Minn. before retiring to Mission Viejo, Calif. in 1980 where he lived until 2007, when he moved in with his son in Rifle.
Mr. Ewald served as President of Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, Valley City; as President and District Governor of Lions International and was a Lion for 65 years; he was President of the Woodbine Cemetery Association; Worthy Patron of the Masonic Lodge and member of the El Zagel Shrine Flag Patrol; President of the Salvation Army; an Elk for 70 Years; and Member of the Concordia College C-400 Founder’s Club.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Theophil and Karolyn Ewald; first wife, Altha Braaten Ewald; second wife, Lucille Anderson Ewald; grandson, Paul Ewald Jorde; and five siblings, Ruth, Paul, Samuel, Phillip, and Esther.
He is survived by his daughter, Carol E. (David) Domina, Omaha, Neb.; son, Charles T. (Diana) Ewald Rifle; grandsons, Brian E. Jorde, Omaha, Neb. and James T. Ewald, Casper, Wyo.; great-grandsons, Gunnar and Landon Ewald, both of Casper, Wyo.; beloved nieces, nephews, cousins in Germany and dear friends.
Burial with Masonic Rights will be held in Valley City, N.D. in the Spring.
Memorials may be made to the Paul Ewald Jorde Pre-Med Scholarship Fund, Wayne State College, Wayne, NE.
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