Harold J. Buland, 96, Moorhead, MN, died Tuesday, April 25, 2023, in Sanford Hospice House, Fargo, ND. Harold James Buland was born May 13, 1926 in Oakes, ND to Sigurd and Asta (Rehn) Buland. He attended Central High School in Fargo. Following high school, Harold was called to serve his country during WWII. From 1944-1946, Harold served as a Marine in the Asian Pacific Theatre.
After his honorable discharge, he joined the family construction business, Buland Construction. Harold, along with his father and twin brothers purchased the business and renamed it Buland Brothers Construction. On June 3, 1950, Harold was united in marriage to Arlys Blilie and they welcomed a daughter, Karen and son, Mark. In 1954, they purchased their lake cottage on Lake Lida.
Throughout the course of his career, Harold built over 100 churches, and numerous residential homes. They also built several additions for area schools. Today, Harold’s work is evident in the Buland additions in both Fargo and Moorhead.
When he was younger, Harold enjoyed curling during the winter months. During the summer, if he wasn’t building, Harold loved spending a day on the lake, fishing. Since 1983, they cherished their winters in Texas, maintaining close friendships. With his construction background, Harold was a natural at wood carving and building furniture. He made many furniture pieces that will be utilized for years to come. He has been an active member of Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Moorhead since 1949, serving on many committees over time.
Harold will be remembered and missed by his wife of 72 years, Arlys; two grandsons, Nickolas (Ashlie) Seifert and Andrew Seifert; he is also survived by five great-grandchildren, Thomas, Lucy, Lyla, Milton and Lily.
He was preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Karen Seifert; son, Mark Buland; and twin brothers, Donald and Duane.
Funeral Service for Harold will be Tuesday, May 2, 2023, at 2pm in Korsmo Funeral and Cremation Service of Moorhead. Visitation will be one hour prior to his service. Interment will be in Comstock Lutheran Cemetery, Comstock, MN.