John Tate

John Edwin Tate, 77, of Hunter, ND passed away on Tuesday August 3, 2021, at Vibra Hospital in Fargo, ND. 

John was born to Ed and Mae (Burchill) Tate on July 7, 1944, attended Bohnsack School through 8th Grade, and graduated from Hunter High School in 1962. John married Connie Adams on July 12, 1975. They made their home on the original Tate Farm near Hunter. He farmed with family until 1982 when he and Connie farmed independently until their retirement in 2014. 

John felt that if you take care of the land, that it will take care of you. He also said that if a job was worth doing, it was worth doing right. 

John was a lifelong member of the United Methodist Church of Hunter/Arthur. He enjoyed spending time with his family, fishing, working, pulling the kids on the tube and skis. 

 He is survived by his wife Connie; sons Jeremy (Carrie) of Beatrice, NE, Shawn (Sara) of Park Rapids, MN; four grandchildren Ethan, Alex, Haley & Anna; his sister Patricia (Bill) Motter of Fargo; his brother Doug (Betsy), Grandin, ND; and many cousins, nieces & nephews.

Visitation: 6 pm – 7 pm Friday, August 6, 2021, with a Prayer Service held at 7 pm, all in West Funeral Home, West Fargo, ND

Funeral Service: 2:30 pm Saturday, August 7, 2021, at Arthur United Methodist Church, Arthur, ND

Burial: Hunter Cemetery, Hunter, ND

Arrangements by West Funeral Home & Life Tribute Center, westfuneralhome.com.