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Dennis D. Gehrtz

Dennis Dean Gehrtz, age 67, of New Rockford, ND, went to Heaven on Wednesday December 16, 2020 at the Sanford Medical Center in Fargo, ND.

Dennis Dean Gehrtz was born in Northwood, ND on March 23, 1953, the son of Dean and Edith (Cicha) Gehrtz. He attended school in Larimore, Sheyenne and New Rockford, ND, 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, ND. Dennis worked various jobs in New Rockford, ND, most recent, Thompson Apiaries. He was a dedicated and hard worker. 

Dennis enjoyed fishing, trips to the casino, eating out, and Friday game night with family. 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, ND, Vickie (Mike) Bartholome, Devils Lake, ND, Carol (Mike) Risovi, New Rockford, ND, Steven (Elaine) Gehrtz, Fargo, ND, Shirley (Pat) Hughes, Covington OH, Donna (Bruce) Gedrose, New Rockford, ND, and Curtis (Barb) Gehrtz, Fargo, ND, brother-in-law, Mark Steinbach, New Rockford, ND, and numerous nieces and nephews.

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

Visitation will be Tuesday, December 22, 2020 from 9:00AM – 5:00PM at Evans Funeral Home, New Rockford and from 6:00PM-6:45PM followed by a Rosary at 6:45PM & Prayer Service at 7:00PM all at St. John’s Catholic Church, New Rockford.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held Wednesday, December 23, 2020 at 10:30AM at St. John’s Catholic Church, New Rockford.

Burial will be in St. John’s Catholic Cemetery, New Rockford, ND.

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  1. So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.😢🙏

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  2. Mary I am so sorry for your loss 🙏🙏❤️ prayers to you and your family.

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  3. My heart is so saddened with the your loss of Dennis. Tight hugs to all his family.

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  4. Mary and Larae so sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers are with you

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  5. So very sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.

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  6. Hugs and prayers to the whole family Mary.

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  7. Mary, thinking of you and praying you find comfort in the love of family friends and neighbors.

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  8. Mary~we are so sorry for your loss. Hugs and prayers to you and your family! ❤️

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  9. So sorry.

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  10. Mary, We are so very sorry to hear of your loss,sending hugs and prayers of comfort to you and your family🙏❤️

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  11. My deepest sympathies to your family and we will keep you and your family in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time

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  12. Mary & LaRae so sorry for your loss. Prayers and hugs for all of you.

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  13. Mary, prayers for your family.

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  14. So sorry for your loss Mary! Thoughts and prayers!

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  15. Mary and the Gehrtz family, we are so very sorry for your loss! Dennis was a wonderful, hardworking guy that would do anything to help others. He will be missed. Prayers for all at this difficult time.

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  16. Oh my heart is breaking we have lost such a great friend. I will cherish all the wonderful times we had together. Mary and Dennis you are and always will be a joyful part of my life. Til we meet again Dennis go soar high. I will miss you. Tami

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  17. My condolences to Mary, LaRae & family and the Gehrtz family – I am so sorry for your loss! Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time!

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  18. Mary and family,
    So sorry for your unexpected loss of Dennis. Where to begin? Heaven did welcome another Angel
    to heaven that was a dedicated/tireless worker, helped everyone he ever met, great smile along with
    some fun ribbing too, but just a one of a kind great person. He will be missed by all. Big hug Mary. and another and another. Stay safe.

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  19. Sympathy to Mary and family, and the Gehrtz families. He will be missed by many.

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  20. I am saddened to hear of Dennis’s passing. I remember him as always working and helping others. We have lost a good soul and heaven has another angel.

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  21. Sorry for your loss! Dennis will be missed by his family and friends. Heaven has gained an angel to watch over you all.

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  22. We are so sorry for your loss. Dennis will be greatly missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

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  23. Mary and Larae so sorry for your loss. Prayers for all of you.

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  24. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Gehrtz family.Dennis was one of the most dedicated and hard working guys I knew. Rest In Peace Dennis.

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  25. I can’t believe my Texas Hold’em buddy is gone. We had a lot of laughs together. Always working hard for my Dad and Lon. Stay strong Mary. You are in our prayers!

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  26. Gehrtz family,
    Sorry to hear of your loss, thoughts and prayers for all during this difficult time.

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  27. So sorry for the loss of Dennis. He was such a bright light and brought so much joy and laughter to many. Hugs to Mary and the Gehrtz family.

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  28. So very sorry your loss. Prayers for the family.

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  29. So very sorry for your loss. Many thoughts and prayers to his family and friends. Hugs!

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  30. Oh Mary I am so sorry for your loss … You are in my thoughts and prayers … if you ever need someone to talk to , I will be here

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  31. Very sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time

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  32. Dennis was a good man and friend .I am so sorry to hear about this it’s been a long hard year . You are in my thoughts and prayers .

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  33. Deepest sympathy to the family. New Dennis for many years from when he went to school in Sheyenne and then meeting again through Lions. God rest his soul. Such a kind and generous person.

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  34. Our condolences to the family he was a amazing man gonna miss my neighbor Rip Dennis

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  35. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

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  36. Sending my prayers and sympathy to your family.

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  37. Mary I so sorry to hear of Dennis’ passing. My sympathy to you and your family.

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  38. My prays go out to the whole family.

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  39. Thoughts and Prayers for the entire Gehrtz family. Dennis will be missed by many friends and family. Remember all the good times as he transitions into the next stage of life to become an angel.

    Kathy and Corey Lesmeister

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  40. So sorry for your loss.

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  41. So sorry for your loss – thoughts and prayers to the families.

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  42. We were so sorry to hear about Dennis, thoughts and prayers are with you all.
    Take care of each other and may God Bless and give you strength.

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  43. So sorry to hear of Dennis’ passing. My sincere sympathies to his family.

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  44. Mary, we are so very sorry for your loss. Dennis was such a great person and will be deeply missed. Our thoughts and prayers for you and the rest of the family.

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  45. To Mary and all the Gehrtz family we were so saddened to hear of Dennis’ passing. Our sympathy to all his family and friends. He will be so missed by so many!

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  46. Gehrtz Families…. Dennis was a very special soul that had a way of spreading joy around where needed. He will be missed by many. We were blessed to have him. He worked hard to provide for his family, friends and community. RIP “Lil Buddy”

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  47. So sorry for your loss of Dennis. We worked together at the Rockford Theater iduring our senior year of high school. He would get the projectors going , then come down for some popcorn, soda, and laughs.

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  48. My sincere condolences, although you didn’t know me Mary. Dennis was a friend and classmate . Sorry for your loss.

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  49. So sorry to hear this, praying for the family.

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  50. When I come back to the hometown, I will notice the absence of Dennis’ smiling face. My heart goes out to Mary and the family. You are in my prayers.

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