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Nolan Lies

Nolan M. Lies, age 77, of New Rockford, ND, passed away unexpectedly Saturday, February 23, 2019, in his home.

Nolan Micheal Lies was born January 5, 1942, the son of Ernest and Mary (Settelmeyer) Lies in New Rockford.

Nolan attended and graduated from Assumption Abbey High School, Richardton, ND, in 1960. Upon graduation Nolan continued his education at Minot State University, North Dakota State School of Science, Wahpeton, St. John’s University, Collegeville, MN and worked construction through the years. He met the love of his life at a dance in McHenry, ND. Nolan and Sandra Balvitsch were united in marriage on November 7, 1970, at Our Saviors Lutheran Church, McHenry.

Nolan instilled many traits in his boys; milking cows, planting, harvesting, and caring for the land that provided for them in Wells County. He was a hardworking man, a farmer, and along with Sandi were stewards of the land.  He spent many hours hunting, and riding his four wheeler.

Nolan enjoyed playing softball, bowling, reading western books, watching anything western and playing cards and in the past, dancing.  He was a member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Bremen, and St. John’s Catholic Church of New Rockford.

Nolan Lies is survived by his wife of 48 years Sandra; four sons, Travis (Jodi Cook) Lies, Tate (Teresa) Lies, Tyson Lies and Tracy (Deanna) Lies; two Grandchildren, Brek and Bryce Lies; two brothers Larry (Geraldine) Lies, Wilfrid (Linda) Lies;  one sister Victorine (G.A.) Gutmann and sisters-in-law Barbara and Susie Lies.

He is preceded in death by his parents; two brothers Niel and Terry.

Visitation will be Wednesday 9:00AM – 5:00PM, at Evans Funeral Home, New Rockford, and will continue from 6:00-7:00PM at church, a Rosary Service will be held at 7:00PM followed by the Vigil Service all at St. John’s Catholic Church, New Rockford, ND.

Mass of Christian Burial will be Thursday, February, 28, 2019, at 10:30AM in St. John’s Catholic Church, New Rockford.

Burial will be held at St. Joseph’s Catholic Cemetery, Bremen, ND in the spring.

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  1. Sandy, our condolences are with you and the family. We heard of Nolan’s passing early today and are at a loss for words. Know the you and the family are in our thought and prayers during this hard time. Nolan has gone on to join his parents and other friends and is in peace. God Bless!

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  2. Sandy my heart aches for you💔 also for you boys to :'( May God hold you all in the palm of his hand, as you go through this time in your life. My apologies I will not he able 2 attend such a special man’s funeral. I am in Gillette Wyoming until the end of March. Boys I know you’ll do your dad proud taking care of your mom. Please give her an enormous hug from me. Sending my love & Prayers Fay

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  3. Sandy and Family, So sorry to hear about Nolan passing away, please accept my deepest sympathy. Will try and make it on Wednesday or Thursday, for the funeral. Take care, sending all my love to you. Judy and Family P. S. If I come, will depend on the weather and road conditions, but if I can’t for those reasons, I’ll come to see you at the earliest I can.

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  4. Sending thoughts and prayers to you and your family. I’m so sorry for your loss and how sudden it was. Sending big hugs to you all.

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  5. Lies family,
    Thinking of you Sandi and the rest of the family at this time of sadness. Prayers are with you.
    Kathy Whetham and Corey Lesmeister

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  6. Sandi and family ,We are so sorry for your loss. Love and caring thoughts and prayers from our family to yours. Sincerely Will and Judy Branning

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  7. Oh my goodness Sandi & Family…. My hugs to you all!

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  8. Sandy and family, so very sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers!

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  9. So so sorry for your loss Sandy,thoughts and prayers for you and your family.

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  10. My sympathy Sandi and family. Cherish your memories. He died on the anniversary of Brian’s death. Love, hugs and prayers

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  11. Prayers & love go out to you & your family. You & Nolan were definitely Stewart’s of God together on the farm & now he has met him & will be wth him for eternity. We cannot be at the funeral, Dave is still in the hospital, but our thoughts are with you & your family.

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  12. Sandi, you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.

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  13. So sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

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  14. So sorry to hear this news Sandi. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

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  15. Thoughts and Prayers to Nolan’s Family, thinking of you Sandy, take care and keep the memories of Nolan
    in your heart always, God Bless, Jean & Dan Laber

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  16. Sandi and family, I was so saddened to hear of Nolan’s passing. My thoughts and prayers go with you all. I have many fond memories of the years that we were friends. I enjoyed our visit a few years ago when at the Hartl family reunion. Eternal rest grant unto Nolan and may the perpetual light shine upon him.

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  17. Our sincere sympathy for your loss.

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  18. Sandi and family so sorry for your loss. Hug and prayers are sent.

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  19. Sandi I can’t imagine the pain of your sudden loss, sending hugs and our deepest sympathy. You are all in our thoughts and prayers as you prepare to say your final goodbyes.

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  20. Sandy and family. I am sorry for your loss, our prayers are with you.
    Nolan and I (Tony Vetter Bismarck ND) were high school classmates at Assumption Abbey, we both graduated in 1960. I want you to know that he was liked by everyone, he had no enemies. Great Guy

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  21. We were so very sorry to hear of the passing of our “Nolie”! Our sympathy and prayers are sent to my beautiful friend,Sandi and her boys. Love you all! Marty and Patty Boyle

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  22. My heart breaks for you and your boys as you go through the grieving process of the sudden loss of Nolan…May you find some comfort from the support of your family and many friends. You have all been in my thoughts and prayers..may God give you extra strength in the tough days ahead. Nolan was a great guy!

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  23. So sorry for your loss, many prayers during this difficult time. Nolan was a great guy, always smiling…

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  24. So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Colleen and York Sinkler

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  25. Our deepest sympathy to Nolan’s family, especially Sandi, Travis, and Jodi. He is now your angel in Heaven watching over you. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

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  26. So sorry Sandy, hope Mom had a cup of coffee and a slice of pie ready for him! May perpetual light shine on his soul!

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  27. Sandi & family ~ Thinking of you all & sending hugs & prayers. Hold tight to your faith , each other , all the blessed memories, smiles & laughter which will live forever in your hearts. Love you all so very much!

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  28. Sandi and Family,
    Our deepest sympathies to you all….we were so saddened to hear of Nolan’s passing. Don and I will keep you in our thoughts and prayers.

    Don & Vicky Ystaas

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  29. Dear Sandi and family, so very sorry for your loss, sending you prayerful thoughts and strength to you during this difficult time. God Bless all of you, sincerely, Lori Parson and family.

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  30. Sandy Just heard about Nolan’s passing You are in my thoughts and prayers. You have my deepest sympathy. I won’t be able to make it to the funeral. I have a terrible cold and have been to the doctor twice, but know that I will be thinking of you and your family Love Carolyn

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  31. Sandi & Family,

    When we heard about the Nolan’s passing we felt a great loss. I wish I could be there with Rachael today for Nolan funeral. You both have been special to us and treated Rachael and myself like family we will miss Nolan. YOU and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.

    Gorlyn & Rachael Mortenson

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  32. Many prayers and blessings for you, Sandy and families. So sad for your loss. Enjoyed the times Merle and I would see you two. I miss the old days I miss Bremen and people I grew up with. Be srong you are, you have a wonderful family ! God Bless

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  33. Thoughts and prayer to you and family. 🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏. May you find peace and comfort. He was on of the goof old boys. Glad we got to have that visit with you and Nolan last summer. ❤️❤️❤️🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹

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  34. We are thinking of you!❤️

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  35. I was so sorry to hear that Nolan had passed away. May God bless and comfort you and your family during this difficult period, please accept my sincere condolences.

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  36. Sandi, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Always enjoyed visiting with Nolan, he always would “pull your leg.” Prayers for you and your family

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  37. Dear Sandi and boys and families, we are soooo sorry to hear of your loss! May our dear Lord give you extra strength and comfort during this time! Hugs and Prayers to you all! David and Phyllis Manz

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  38. Hi Sandy & Family
    Sending sincere condolences from a farming home of the Bremen community as well as a part of Nolan and Terry at the Abbey! I am sure Nolan will get a good place in heaven and bless his heart. Thank you all and the farmland for being strong. Love Ted

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  39. Dear Sandi and Family….. I was so shocked and saddened to hear of your great loss…. and our loss of a forever wonderful neighbor!! My thoughts and prayers have been with you in these days of sorrow and missing …… and I will continue to send prayers and loving thoughts of comfort your way for the difficult days ahead….. May you find strength and peace in your faith and family!! …. Love, Melanie

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