Todd M. Follman, 49, of rural York, N.D., died Monday, November 26, 2012, at Mercy Hospital in Devils Lake, N.D., under the care of Mercy Hospice.
Funeral services will be Friday, November 30, at 11 a.m. at Leeds Lutheran Church with Pastor Richard Budd officiating. Visitation will be Thursday at the church from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. with a 7 p.m. prayer service and time of sharing.
Todd Michael Follman was born June 30, 1963 at Rugby, N.D., to Henry “Bud” and Luella (Anderson) Follman. He was raised on the family farm in Hurricane Lake Township, rural York and educated at the York and Leeds schools, graduating in 1982 from the Leeds High School. He continued his education in Farm Management at Lake Region State College in Devils Lake, graduated from the Auto Body Program at Bismarck State College and also attended courses in Business Management at Mayville State College. He worked briefly in Walhalla, but returned to York and operated Todd’s Auto Body for a time. Farming was his life. Todd farmed with his brothers, Allan and Scotty until his death. During the winter months, he operated Follman’s Seed Cleaning. Todd and Wanda Moen were married February 17, 1996, at Zion Lutheran Church in Church Ferry.
Todd was baptized, confirmed and a life member of Leeds Lutheran Church and was a former member of the Leeds Volunteer Fire Department. He enjoyed attending his children’s school activities, snowmobiling, sports, hunting and visiting.
Surviving are his wife, Wanda; children, Spencer, Shelby and Sloane at home; his mother, Luella Follman of Leeds; siblings, Allan (Wanda) Follman of York, Beverly (Daryl) Stevens of Parshall, N.D., Vicky (Calvin) Schlieve of Leeds, Linda (Tim) Sattler of Knox, N.D., Scotty (Chris) Follman and Kelly (Nancy) Follman all of York; numerous nieces and nephews; his mother and father-in-law, Thomas and Betty Moen of Devils Lake; sisters and brother-in-law, Debbie (David) Nybo of Fargo, N.D., Jolaine (John) Smith of Tulsa, Okla. and Jeff (Karen) Sjoberg of Prairie du Chien, Wis; aunts and uncles, Lucille Ketchum, Victor Anderson and Russell Anderson all of Leeds, Arlene and Walt Stein of Marysville, Va, Jewel and Richard Anderson of Devils Lake, Helen and Rudy Ryyth of Rolla, N.D. Madge Alme of Minot, N.D, Eileen Olson of Seattle, Wash., Ruth Cross in Oregon and Inez and Buster Iverson of Greeley, Colo. and many cousins.
Todd was preceded in death by his father, Henry “Bud” Follman on November 11, 1988; grandparents, Curt and Elizabeth Follman and Art and Ella Anderson; uncles and aunts, Helen (Oris) Nelson, Deloris Ray and Bill Follman.
The Nelson Funeral Home of Leeds in charge of the arrangements.