Eldon Red Lahann, 83 year old Fargo resident died September 23, 2017. A grave side memorial service will be held at 10:00 am Friday, October 27, 2017 at the Fargo Cemetery with Reverend Jeff Ralston officiating. Services are under the direction of the Billings Funeral Home.
Eldon Lee Red Lahann was born on May 10, 1934 the son of Joseph Henry and Ada Clarissa (Elliott) Lahann. Eldon was reared in the Fargo, Oklahoma area. He attended Fargo schools, and graduated from Fargo High School. Red then attended Oklahoma A&M in Stillwater. He was inducted into the United States Air Force and was honorably discharged. While in the Air Force he was a member of the Military Police and worked as a canine officer. After Red returned home he began working in the oilfield, where he held several titles from rig hand to driller or truck driver. He also continued to farm and ranch his entire life, he was and avid steward of the land.
Due to his work in the military Red carried over his love of dogs throughout his life. He always had a dog and enjoyed playing with his dogs over the years. Red was always active, he enjoyed traveling and seeing the sites. He was also an avid runner and competed in several marathons, including the Boston Marathon. Red was an avid reader, loved reading his bible and history books.
Red is survived by his nephews and nieces, Jeff Lahann and wife Terese of Las Curces, New Mexico; Greg Lahann and wife Rebecca of Kansas City, Missouri; Lora Carter and husband Rick of Houston, Texas; Randy Lahann and wife Sandy of Woodward; Brian Lahann and wife Paula of Fairview; and several great nieces and nephews; other family and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, and two brothers, Vernon and Wayne.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Fargo United Methodist Church with the funeral home accepting the contributions.
Remembrances may be shared online at www.billingsfuneralhomewoodward.com
Published on October 24, 2017