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Wayne Michael Viseth


Wayne, 77, of Fargo, ND, passed away on Saturday, November 25, 2023, at New Perspective Independent Living in West Fargo, ND. Born on July 7, 1946, in Mayville, North Dakota, Wayne was the son of Gerald and Adeline (Rohman) Viseth.
Being an adventurous and dedicated individual, Wayne graduated from Mayville High School in 1964 and went on to attend Mayville State University, where he earned a degree in Physical Science and Education. He met the love of his life, Carla Beyer, while teaching in Minneapolis, and they happily tied the knot on December 27, 1969.
After their marriage, Wayne pursued further education by obtaining his master’s degree, and he even joined the US Navy’s Pilot Program. Throughout his life, Wayne served in the North Dakota National Guard and embarked on various professional endeavors. He transitioned into farming before relocating to Fargo, where he worked tirelessly for BNSF Railroad for over 20 years, finally retiring in 2011.
Wayne had a deep appreciation for the wonders of nature and committed much of his time to his passion for amateur geology. As a faithful fan, he cheered for both the Vikings and NDSU Bison. Additionally, Wayne enjoyed the thrill of hunting and immersed himself in reading the Bible, finding solace and guidance in his faith. He was an active member of Grace Covenant Church and embraced the community connections he made during his time in Gold Canyon, AZ.
Above all else, Wayne cherished his family and found joy in spending time with his grandchildren. Their outings together were some of his favorite moments, creating lasting memories for them all.
Wayne is survived by his loving children, Jody (Brent) Keene, residing in Ft. Myers Beach, FL, and Michael (Emily) Viseth of Fargo. He leaves behind the precious legacy of his grandchildren, Branden Carl, Kieran Carl, Ethan Halvorson, Carli Blank, Kendra Blank, Eleanor Viseth, and Aiden Viseth. He is also survived by his dear siblings, DeAnna Coon, Emily (Al) Kraling, Marlene (Loren) Kensrud, Peg (Tim) O’Shea, Allan (Nancy) Viseth, Carol (Gary) Vigen, and Mary (George) Elliott, sister-in-law, Jody, as well as numerous adoring nieces and nephews.
Wayne is preceded in death by his parents, his beloved wife Carla in 2015, his daughter, Lynn Halvorson in 2008, and his siblings, Larry Viseth, Ron Viseth, Doug Viseth, and Steven Viseth.
Please join us in celebrating Wayne’s life at the Funeral Service, which will take place at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, November 30, 2023, at Grace Covenant Church in Fargo. Visitation will begin at 10:00 a.m. at the same location. Following the service, Wayne will be laid to rest at Holy Cross Cemetery North in Fargo.