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Gary C. King, age 71, New Rockford formerly of Minnewaukan, ND, passed away Monday, November 25, 2019 at his home in New Rockford after a courageous fight with cancer surrounded by his loving family.

Gary Curtis King was born July 18, 1948 near Selz, North Dakota, the son of Harold and Mae (Cartwright) King.  He grew up in the Selz area and attended school there.  At an early age he farmed with his father and drove truck for local farmers.  He later drove truck for Concrete Sectionals, Fort Totten, North Dakota for 10 years.  He married Sheryle Ann Butts King on August 15, 1967 at Esmond, North Dakota and they made their home in Minnewaukan for many years.  Sheryle passed away on December 21, 2004. Gary moved to New Rockford in 2012.

Gary was a member of Trinity Free Lutheran Church, Minnewaukan.  He enjoyed gardening, vegetable and flower, hunting, being outdoors with nature, visiting with friends, family time, and most of all spending time with his grandson, Cole.  His greatest passion was horses and horse racing, traveling all over the country with his family to different racetracks and races.

Gary is survived by his children, Darcie Whisman, Fargo, and Mitchell King, Minneapolis; grandson, Cole Nichols; and sister, Delores Buik, Manteca, California.

He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, Sheryle, son, Dustin, and brother, Wayne.

Visitation will be from 1:00PM-7:00PM Sunday, December 1, 2019, with a Prayer Service at 7:00PM, all in the Evans Funeral Home, New Rockford, ND.

Funeral Service will be held Monday, December 2, 2019, at 11:00AM in Trinity Free Lutheran Church, Minnewaukan, ND.

Burial will be held at the Trinity Free Lutheran Cemetery, Minnewaukan, ND.

Posted Condolences:


  1. I’m so sorry to hear of this! Thoughts and prayers to Lisa and the King family!!

  2. Our condolences and heart felt sympathy to the King family and special friend Lisa. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

  3. Lisa, I am so sorry to hear this. Cherish the memories you made together. We feel your pain.

  4. Lisa, our sympathy to you and Audrey and family. You were so special to Gary and stood by his side to the end, as he battled the cancer. You were his light in the time of darkness. Hoping your memories and pictures will give you some smiles at this difficult time. Keep leaning on Jesus and He will give you strength.
    Jerry and Maxine

  5. Sorry to hear about Gary, our thoughts and prayers are with Lisa, Darcie, Cole., Mitchell. He was our neighbor for many years!!

  6. Mitchell, so sorry to read of the passing of your Dad, hugs…Kristy and Vince Sabbe

  7. Words are not enough to convey our sympathies to Lisa and Audrey and to Gary’s family. We hope you find peace and strength in the days ahead through the love and caring of family and friends. We cherish the times we spent together. God’s Peace.

  8. Lisa, you were Gary’s rock. You were always there for him, loving him until the end. May God’s blessings be poured out upon you.

  9. We are so sorry to hear our good friend and neighbor has passed. We have many fond memories of time spent with Gary and his family. He will be missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  10. Sad to read about Gary’s struggle with cancer and now your sadness with his passing. May the Lord bring His peace and comfort to each of you. It has been many years since I served Trinity as Pastor and have missed the friendship of Gary and so many others. We look forward to that great reunion in heaven Praying for you.

  11. Lisa, Darcie, Mitchell, and Cole, I’m so sorry to hear of Gary’s passing. He was always a very kind and generous man. He will be missed, thank you for sharing him with us. God bless you, Floann & John Lund

  12. Sorry for your loss – thoughts and prayers are with you – May God Bless!

  13. I got to know Gary and Sheryle very well years ago when I helped him out with his legal claims regarding the severe accident he was in while driving truck near Devils Lake. He was one of the most favorite of all our clients. The staff in my office including secretaries, paralegals and others always enjoyed his company when he would stop in. We all got to know him well. He always had a smile on his face, and I can’t remember him ever complaining, although he had many hardships, difficulties, pain, and other problems during his life. We stayed in touch after our work was done on his case, and we had a number of fun and pleasant conversations after that. I think everyone in Gary’s family should be very proud of him and grateful that such a wonderful person was part of all of their lives. God bless Gary and his memory. Lee Hagen


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