Mardell Poirier

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Mardell (Anderson) Bogar Poirier, 92, Minot, formerly of Rugby, died Wednesday, November 24, 2021, in a Minot nursing home.

Mardell was born on November 7, 1929, in Kandiyohi Township of Renville County, the daughter of Bernard and Eva (Mott) Anderson of Kenmare. She was raised in the Kenmare area, where she attended country school and graduated from Kenmare High School in 1947.

Mardell was united in marriage to Gordon Bogar on December 26, 1947, in Kenmare. They made their home in Minot for a brief time before moving to Seattle, WA. They returned to North Dakota, following Gordon’s job in construction back home. They made their home in Rugby, ND and lived there for 25 years while they owned and operated a restaurant. Gordon died on March 13, 1991.

Mardell moved to Minot in 1993 and was employed by Dr. Howard Reeve’s family as a nanny for their daughter, Erica. Mardell was united in marriage to Morris Poirier on October 28, 1995, in Minot. They enjoyed 15 years together until his passing on September 22, 2010.

Mardell was a member of Bread of Life Lutheran Church, Minot where she participated in the church circle. She was a past member of First Lutheran Church and the Eagles Club in Rugby. She enjoyed gardening, especially flowers, reading, traveling, dancing and cooking.

Mardell is survived by her children: Gordon Bogar, Jr., Minot, Cheryl (Donald) Doyle, Broomfield, CO, Darlene (Calvin) Rehling, Cheyenne, WY, Lana Bogar (Joel England), Rugby and Terry Bogar, Indiana; 8 grandchildren; 19 great grandchildren; 1 great great grandchild; sister: Bonnie (Lyle) Fossen, Minot; brother-in-law: Lowell Hoffman, Minnesota along with numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Mardell was preceded in death by her parents; husbands Gordon Bogar and Morris Poirier; brothers: Bernard, Jr. and Bob; sisters: Carolle and Evalin; infant twin great granddaughters Holly and Ashley and great grandson: Michael.

Celebration of Life Service:  2:00 p.m. Tuesday, November 30, 2021, at Bread of Life Lutheran Church, Minot. To view a livestream of the service access

Interment: 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, December 1, 2021, at Priscilla Watts Cemetery, Rugby.
Visitation: One hour prior to the service at the church on Tuesday.
In lieu of plants and flowers, memorials are preferred to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital.


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