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Richard E. Aamot

April 28, 1956 — September 17, 2023

Rick's Memorial Service will be livestreamed through Calvary Lutheran Church at:

In Loving Memory of Rick Aamot (April 28, 1956 - September 17, 2023)

Rick Aamot, a beloved husband, proud father, and dedicated firefighter, peacefully passed away on September 17, 2023, after bravely facing cancer. He was 67 years old.

On December 1, 1979, Rick and Bonnie Aamot embarked on a lifelong journey together, marked by love, laughter, and adventure. Most recently, they shared a passion for pickleball and cherished their winters in the warmth of Arizona, escaping the harsh North Dakota cold.

Rick devoted 31 years of his life to the noble profession of firefighting, serving his community with unwavering commitment and valor. His selfless dedication not only earned him the respect of his fellow firefighters but also inspired his two sons, who followed his path and became firefighters themselves.

Rick's life was a testament to resilience and courage. He triumphed over AL amyloidosis, demonstrating incredible strength in the face of adversity. His indomitable spirit served as an inspiration to all who had the privilege of knowing him.

Rick Aamot leaves behind a legacy of bravery, love, and familial bonds. He will forever be missed by his devoted wife, Bonnie, his two sons (Joey and Jordy), and a wide circle of friends and colleagues whose lives he touched.

Rick is survived by his wife of 43 years, Bonnie Aamot, sons; Joey (Miranda) Aamot, and Jordy Aamot, mother; Darlyne Aamot, sister; Kathy (Dave) Lundeen, brother; David (Ellen) Aamot, sisters-in-laws; Cindy (Jeff) Novak, Shelly (Rob) Corbett, brothers-in-laws; Douglas (Laurie) Bullinger, Randy (Kim) Bullinger, Jim Bullinger, Todd Bullinger and Dean Bullinger.  nephews and nieces; Chris (Heather) Lundeen, Katie (John) Naughton, April (Dave) Nelson, Megan (Derek) Brewer, Natalie (Tyrell) Hamrum), Katie (Dave) Pierce, Daniel Strom, Nick (Brittany) Corbett, Jenna (Bryan) Nies, Chris Bullinger, Cassie Bullinger, Jesse Bullinger, Josh (Kristan) Bullinger, Heidi (Alex) Kotchian, Ashley Bullinger, Shalee (Craig) Lorenz and Averi Bullinger, 23 great nieces and nephews, Brothers and Sisters of Local 242, and Grand Forks Fire Department employees.

In lieu of flowers, the family prefers donations go to the following:  Gift of Life Transplant House, Calvary Lutheran Church or Hospice of the Red River Valley.

Celebration of Life Services;

Visitation will be from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM with a 7:00 PM prayer service Wednesday, September 20, 2023 at Calvary Lutheran Church of Grand Forks.

Visitation will continue on Thursday, September 21, 2023 from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM followed by a Celebration of Life @ 2:00 PM at Calvary Lutheran Church of Grand Forks.

Interment will be in the Calvary Lutheran Church columbarium.

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Service Schedule

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Wednesday, September 20, 2023

5:00 - 7:00 pm (Eastern time)

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Memorial Service

Thursday, September 21, 2023

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