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In Loving Memory...

Charles "Jack" Liffrig

Charles John Liffrig (“Jack”) died peacefully March 11, 2017 at the Maple View Memory Care Center in Grand Forks.  He was born August 25, 1937 in Makoti, ND to Charles and Agnes Liffrig.  Jack was the youngest of three children.  He graduated high school in Makoti and spent one year in California before joining the U.S. Air Force in 1956.  He served in Newfoundland, Canada during peacetime.  After his discharge from the military, he returned to Minot, ND until taking a job in the Civil Service at the Grand Forks Air Force Base.  He later joined the Army Corps of Engineers until retiring in 1992.


Jack married Lois Newman on June 17, 1961.  During their fifty-five years of marriage, Jack and Lois lived in Grand Forks, Hatton, and Larimore, ND, where they raised their family.  Jack was an avid Minnesota Vikings fan who loved spending time with his friends, telling jokes, and playing golf at the Larimore Golf Club.


Jack loved his family and is survived by his wife, Lois; son, Cory and his wife Leslie Burke; son, Troy and his wife Lisa; and daughter, Lynae and her husband Kevin Sundre; seven grandchildren and two great grandchildren.


Jack is preceded in death by his parents and two sisters, Joanne Starleaf and Jeanne Rensch.


A private family service will be held.  Burial will be at Bellevue Cemetery, Larimore, ND.


In lieu of flowers, we request that memorials be given to Alzheimer’s research organizations.

Posted Condolences:

My deepest sympathy Liffrig family.  You all have many great memories of a great man. - Mark Hanson

Lois, Lynae and family.  Our deepest sympathy and heartfelt condolences to you and the family.  I was very sad and sorry to hear about Jack's passing.  Please know we are praying for you to feel the peace of God's love during this very difficult time. - Deanna and Jim Knutson

Troy and family, my sincere condolences during this time of grief.  May you find peace. - Anita Henry Harwig

Deepest sympathy to the Liffirig family.  You are all in my tthoughts and prayers.  Jack was a true original.  He and the Liffrig family are the best friends/neighbors I and my family could ever have asked for. - Russ Hanson


My prayers, thoughts and condolences to the family of Jack Liffrig. May God's grace uplift your saddened spirits, console you, strengthen you and hold you strong! May his soul rest in peace! - Fr. Thai Arul

Lois, Cory, Troy and Lynae and families, it is with a heavy heart that I send this. Uncle Jack will always be remembered by me when Lois and him would come to Garrison to see Mom and Dad. He was always the life of the party and used to call me "Windy," because I guess I talked so much! Ha! I have great memories of him and my prayers and sympathy to all of you during this difficult time.He will not be forgotten and is now in heaven with Mom (Jeanne) and my Dad (Harold) and the rest of the family who has gone before us. RIP dear Jack, you will be missed! - Brenda (Rensch) Thompson


Lois, Cory, Troy and Lynae, My heartfelt sympathy to you and your families at this difficult time. May God strengthen you and comfort your hearts. - Rochelle Riley Howard

My deepest condolences to you, Lois, and your family.  We walked the Alzheimer's road with Dad, too... it is definitely a tough one.  Sheila and I have talked about how we always wished we could see more of Jack and Billy - they always had big smiles on their faces and lit up the spaces they were in.  Fond memories for us!  Love to all of you! - Jackie (Liffrig) Uthus

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