Irma Mundt
Vital statistics

Municipal Judge


(Unnamed) - Nephew


March 17, 1979




Shot to death by Rye Gerhardt

First seen:

Waiting for Dutch

Last seen:

Waiting for Dutch


Ann Cusack

Irma Mundt Gallery

Judge Irma Mundt is a character in Fargo Season 2. She is one of the three victims of the Waffle Hut Triple Homicide.



Irma worked as a judge in Fargo, North Dakota. At some point before March 17, Irma had Skip Sprang's accounts frozen for reasons unknown, but typical reasons would be because of a judgment against him by a creditor. Skip has tried multiple times to get her to change her mind but with no avail. (Waiting for Dutch)

Waffle Hut Triple Homicide

At one point she drives out of Fargo to visit her crippled nephew in a children's hospital.[1] On her way there, she stops at the Waffle Hut to eat. After a while, Rye Gerhardt sits down across the booth from her and she instantly tries to shoo him away, believing he is trying to sell him something. Rye tells him he is going to make her change her mind about a case. She then quotes the story of Job, which is a story of a man who refused to let the devil change his mind about God no matter what happened to him, saying if the devil could not do it, neither can Rye. Rye however does not understand the story, so she accuses him of being dim. Once she realizes Rye is trying to help Skip, she pulls out a can of bug spray and tells him to leave. He laughs, so she sprays him in the eyes and threatens to call the cops. Rye in turn pulls out a gun, and she immediately regrets her decision as she is shot. After he turns around and shoots the cook and the waitress, Irma takes a knife and stabs him in the back. She does not have the upper hand for long, as Rye turns back around and shoots her three more times, killing her. (Waiting for Dutch)

Episode appearances

Season 2


  • While she is only credited as "Mundt" on IMDb, her full name can be seen in the History of True Crime in the Midwest book in The Castle.
  • She is referred to as a municipal judge in the second episode, but as a state judge in the third episode, which makes more sense. A municipal judge is unlikely to hear any cases that result in freezing someone's assets. Skip states he is going to court because of a problem over "back taxes," which would indicate he failed to pay state or federal taxes for himself or his business. Taxes at the municipal level would not amount to much.


Season 2 characters
Main Ed BlumquistFloyd GerhardtHank LarssonLou SolversonPeggy Blumquist
Recurring Bear GerhardtBen SchmidtBetsy SolversonConstance HeckDodd GerhardtGibson
Hanzee DentJoe BuloKarl WeathersKellermanMike MilliganIrma MundtJeb Cheney
Otto GerhardtRicky GRonald ReaganRye GerhardtSimone GerhardtSkip Sprang
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