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Fred J. Selensky, Sr.

Fred John Selensky, Sr. was born March 30, 1922 at Orrin, in Pierce County, North Dakota, to Ben and Barbara (Hilzendager) Selensky.

He grew up in Pierce County and attended school in rural Rugby.  He married Eva Koble on April 3, 1961 in Little Flower Catholic Church, Rugby.  He and Eva farmed and raised their family northeast of Rugby.  When they retired, they moved into Rugby.  Fred has since resided at the Haaland Home Estates and HAMC Long Term Care Center.  He was a member of Little Flower Church and the Knights of Columbus.

Fred had a great love for music through his life.  He was part of a band with three of his brothers for many years.  He played the accordion.  Their musical talents brought much joy to many people.  In addition to his love for music, Fred’s children and grandchildren were the center of his life.

Survivors included his three daughters, Bernadette and husband, Perry Erdmann – Minot,  and Beverly and husband, Keith Jensen – Bottineau, and Bonnie and husband, Vince Mattern – Rugby; one son, Fred Selensky, Jr and wife, Laura (Jacobs) – Bismarck.  Three grandsons:  Chris and wife, Kayla Erdmann – Mandan, Jake and wife, Jessi Erdmann - Minot, and Matthew Selensky - Bismarck.  Seven granddaughters:  Rachael Mattern - Minneapolis, Ashley and husband, Michael Houim – Minot, Miranda and husband, Michael Schaan – Fargo, Karissa and husband, Joe Berg – Bottineau, Kelsey Jensen - Bottineau, and Eva and Ella Selensky - Bismarck.  Five great grandchildren:  Abby, Leo & Rosalie Schaan, Bryleigh Erdmann, and Karina Houim.  Two brothers:  James and wife Bernice Selensky – Rugby, Edward and wife Elaine Selensky – Rugby.  He was preceded in death by his beloved wife Eva, four brothers John, Joe, Steve, and Jacob.  Four sisters Mary, Katherine, Frances, and Theresa and his parents.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 a.m. Monday, January 22nd at the Little Flower Catholic Church in Rugby with spring burial in the church cemetery.  Father Tom Graner, Celebrant.

Visitation will be from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Sundlay with a Rosary and vigil prayer service beginning at 7:00 p.m. at the Anderson Funeral Home in Rugby.  Visitation will continue Monday from 9:00 to 10:30 a.m. at the funeral home.  There will be no reviewal at the church.

Posted Condolences:

Ardelle Biberdorf

Message: Our sincere condolences to all of Fred's family.  My mom was Rose Selensky Hoffert, and I remember going to dances as a young child with our family and enjoying the music of Fred and his brothers.  My grandfather, John Selensky, was a twin brother of Fred's dad.  May Fred Rest in Peace and may all your memories of him be of a comfort to you now.    Ardelle (Hoffert) and Ron Biberdorf   Mandan, ND


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