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Fulkerson - Stevenson Funeral Home
Springan - Stevenson Funeral Home
It's all about saying goodbye.
Gary O. Sax
November 13, 1942 - May 19, 2020

Place of Birth: Watford City, North Dakota
Residence: Williston, North Dakota
Age: 77

Gary O. Sax passed away at his home in Williston, North Dakota, on May 19, 2020, surrounded by his family. He was born on November 13, 1942, to Arleton and Alice (Gunderson) Sax in Watford City, North Dakota. He grew up on the family farm and attended the Banks rural school through the eighth grade. He attended Watford City High School, graduating in 1960. He attended North Dakota State College of Science (Wahpeton), and graduated with an associates degree in electrical technology.

Gary enjoyed the farm life, hunting and fishing on the river bottom. In his later years he enjoyed revisiting the area where he grew up. His grandchildren were his pride and joy and you would often hear him talking about them and the various things that they were doing. You could usually find Gary sitting in his rocker at home watching Fox news or Broncos football, unless of course the Broncos were losing, in which case he would have to change the channel.

In 1965 he married his high school sweetheart, Anita Fisketjon. The two decided to join relatives who worked in the space flight industry. They moved to Huntsville, Alabama where Gary worked at the Redstone Federal Arsenal, building rockets. After two years they moved back to North Dakota where Gary worked for a variety of electrical companies. In 1969 they moved to Fort Collins, Colorado. Later, they moved back to North Dakota. In 1988, Gary started Sax Electric, which he owned until 2006 when he sold it to Agri Industries.

Gary is survived by his wife, Anita; his daughter, Jennifer of Williston, ND; son, Michael (Mary) of Highlands Ranch, CO, and daughter, Amie (Mark) Peterson, of Glasgow, MT. He leaves 5 grandchildren; Nicholas, Tristin, Hannah (Nathaniel), Abby, and Teagan. He is also survived by his sisters, Arlene, Merilyn, and Gayle and brothers, Thoral, Carroll, and their families, as well as many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Arleton and Alice, and his brother, Sherwin.




Memorial Contribution
Memorials may be donated in Gary’s name to the Leonard P. Nelson Center or CHI Hospice.
Thank You
Gary was a kind and generous man who loved his family and was characterized by his Christian faith. He will be missed by all who knew him. He had a unique impact on his caregivers at the Leonard P. Nelson Cancer Center in Williston as well as the CHI Hospice staff. His family would like to thank the staff of those facilities for such wonderful care.

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Larry Fisketjon (Watford, North Dakota)
May 19, 2020
GOD BLESS YOU ALL he was a great man he always had a smile and and kindness in his heart MAY HE REST IN PEACE
Miriam Poole (Williston, North Dakota)
May 19, 2020
So very sorry for your precious family member passing. A gentle man . My praying are with you all. Love you Antia. Miriam
Mark Sax (Grygla, MN)
May 20, 2020
Our sympathies to his family. He will be truly missed by all! Rest In Peace Uncle Gary!
Daryle Holte (Tioga , Nd)
May 21, 2020
Sorry to hear of Gary’s passing, he was our next door neighbor in Williston for many years ,our deepest sympathy to his family
Daryle and Opal
Erma Roesler (Bismarck,, ND)
May 21, 2020
Anita, Mike and Amie, I was saddened to read about the death of Gary. My deepest sympathy to all of you. Praying that you find comfort through your faith. Hugs! Erma Roesler
Erma Roesler (Bismarck,, ND)
May 21, 2020
Anita, Mike and Amie, I was saddened to read about the death of Gary. My deepest sympathy to all of you. Praying that you find comfort through your faith. Hugs! Erma Roesler
Kenny & Patti (Enderud) Leiseth (Arnegard , ND)
May 22, 2020
As a cousin (our mothers were first cousins) and “old” neighbor & friend, our sympathy is with the entire Sax family as you share the loss of husband, dad, grandfather & brother. Nothing will compare to the memories that will be yours forever.
Lester O. Ronholdt and family (Williston , ND)
May 23, 2020
We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you all in your time of sorrow.
STEVEN and LINDA KARPYAK (RICHARDSON, TX)
May 23, 2020
Dear Anita and Family,
We are saddened to hear of the passing of Gary. We send our sympathy and love. We wish we were there with at this time to give you our hugs and condolences in person. Please know you are in our prayers. Indeed we pray that God will be a comfort to you and a blessing to all the family.
Steve knew him as a good man and in earlier years spent time with him on the bottoms with the Garmann brothers having all sorts of fun as young people, hunting or fishing or climbing buttes or whatever. He had such a good sense of humor too.
As a man of faith we know we will see him again, and we forward to that time.
Again, may God comfort you and bless you.
Your friends of Class of '61.
We love you,
Steve and Linda.
Marci Arnold
May 25, 2020
Gary was just a great guy! Always friendly and smiling. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.
Frank Trout (Watford, ND)
May 27, 2020
I am sorry to hear about Gary. I will miss visiting with him when I travel back home to Watford City. We had a good time when we where in High School.

Anita, I hope you are doing well.

Bless You,

Frank Trout
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