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Obituary: Dennis Gehrtz


December 28, 2020

Dennis Dean Gehrtz, 67, of New Rockford, N.D., went to Heaven on Wednesday December 16, 2020 at the Sanford Medical Center in Fargo, ND. Mass of Christian Burial was held at St. John's Catholic Church. Fr. Reese Weber officiated the service and Heather Klocke provided special music. Casket bearers included Lonnie Thompson, Hunter Thompson, Mitch Bjerke, Kyle Quinton, Jessie Schuster and Rick Swenson. Honorary bearers were New Rockford Knights of Columbus and New Rockford Lions Club.

Dennis was born in Northwood, N.D., on March 23, 1953, the son of Dean and Edith (Cicha) Gehrtz. He attended school in Larimore, Sheyenne and New Rockford, N.D., graduating in 1972.

Dennis married Mary Steinbach on June 10, 1983, in New Rockford, ND.

Dennis was an active member of the Lions Club, Knights of Columbus and Central North Dakota Steam Threshers. He was a member of St. John's Catholic Church in New Rockford. Dennis worked various jobs in New Rockford most recently at Thompson Apiaries.

He was a proud father to LaRae, born April 26, 1992 and a proud grandfather to his four grandchildren.

Dennis touched the lives of many with his smile and trademark sense of humor. He truly cared about people and had a heart of gold. God bless his memory.

Dennis is survived by his wife Mary of 37 years, daughter LaRae (Iram) Sifuentes Becerra' grandchildren Malaki, Miley, Arilynn and Andres all of New Rockford, ND; seven siblings, David (Patti) Gehrtz, New Rockford, Vickie (Mike) Bartholome, Devils Lake, ND, Carol (Mike) Risovi, New Rockford, Steven (Elaine) Gehrtz, Fargo, Shirley (Pat) Hughes, Covington, Ohio, Donna (Bruce) Gedrose, New Rockford and Curtis (Barb) Gehrtz, Fargo, brother-in-law, Mark Steinbach, New Rockford and numerous nieces and nephews.

Welcoming him into Heaven are his parents, Dean and Edith Gehrtz.

Arrangements by Evans Funeral Home of New Rockford, N.D.


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