Roland Pladson – Grand Forks Herald

Roland Pladson, 89, of Hatton, ND died May 20, 2022 in Gold Canyon, Arizona. A memorial service will be held Friday, June 24, 2022 at 10:00 a.m. at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Hatton. A visitation will take place from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the service at the church.

Roland Pladson was born on June 12, 1932 to Benjamin and Inga (Satrom) Pladson on the family’s rural farm in Hatton. He grew up near Hatton and attended Newburg’s No. 4 Country School until Grade 8, when he started helping out on the farm.

Life was all about farming with Roland. From an early age until his retirement at age 72, Roland had such knowledge of agriculture. He farmed in the Hatton area and had some of the highest yields in the world. Roland was also an excellent mechanic. He was always fixing things, whether it was equipment on the farm or different things around the house.

While his final years, Roland moved to Arizona to live with his son, Eric. He enjoyed the warm climate of Arizona and spent his last years with Eric.

Survivors include his son, Eric Pladson, Hatton, ND; brother, David Pladson, Mayville, ND; son-in-law, Dan Schaeffer, West Fargo, ND; grandchildren: Brittany Rambel, Kayley Schaeffer and Kaitlynn Schaeffer; great-grandchildren, Geneve and Lily.

Roland was predeceased by his parents; daughter, Heidi Schaeffer; brothers, Amos (Mary Lou) Pladson and Joel (Goodrun) Pladson; and his sister-in-law, Darlene Pladson.

Online guestbook available at

Arrangements made with Bilden-Askew Funeral Home, Northwood, ND.

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