Joel Saude


Joel A. Saude, 86, of Bismarck, passed away on Saturday, March 4, 2023 at Sanford Hospital, Bismarck.  A funeral service will be held at First Lutheran Church, Bismarck at 10:00 am on Friday, June 9th with burial to follow at 1:00 pm at the North Dakota Veteran’s Cemetery, Mandan.

Joel Alvin Saude was born on June 25, 1936 in Barton, ND to John and Agnes (Benson) Saude.  He worked on the family farm until he entered the US Army.  On April 18, 1959 he married Gloria Paulson in Berwick, ND.   To this union, three children were born, Kelly, Susan, and Lee.  Joel was a mechanic, steelworker and an all-around handyman who was always willing to lend a helping hand to anyone who asked.  Joel and Gloria raised their family in Rugby, ND before moving to Longview, WA in 1987 then finally settling in Bismarck in 2000 where they resided until his passing.

Joel was a proud member of the American Legion, 40 & 8, AMVETS and the VFW and attended First Lutheran Church.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his son Kelly, and brothers Alton and Jenard.

He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Gloria of Bismarck; daughter Susan (Boyd) Schmaltz of Bismarck; son Lee (Lisa) Saude of Dell Rapids, SD; five grandchildren, Keleah (Riley) Stull, Cameron (Katie) Schmaltz, Jane Saude, Jacob Saude and Julie Saude; two great-grandchildren, Kayde Stull, and Kael Stull; brother Raymond (Rose) Saude; sister, Marlene Schell and his friends and extended family.

Memorials can be directed to North Dakota Veteran’s Cemetery Foundation or a charity of your choice.


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Joel. One of my favorite memories was when Sue and I went with Joel and dad (Jenard) to the Hagen farm. Jerry borrowed a horse from a neighbor so Sue and I could ride. Joel and dad got on the two horses and took off. They didn’t come back for a long time. Sue and I did get to ride though. Silly Joel and Jenard! You are both in our hearts forever!