Evans Funeral Home
"Compassionate Funeral Service"
Carrington and New Rockford, North Dakota
701.652.3003 or 701.947.2911
Secondary Number ~ 701.650.9937
Gertrude Omoth, age 107, of New Rockford passed away peacefully on Sunday, September 1, 2019, at the Lutheran Home of the Good Shepherd in New Rockford.
Sadie Gertrude McCrank was born on December 31, 1911, in Washington Lake Township, Eddy County, North Dakota, the daughter of Daniel T. and Mary (McNeil) McCrank. She grew up on the family farm and attended country school there. She later attended New Rockford High School.
Gertrude married Ted Omoth on November 8, 1934, at the Catholic Church at St. Michael, North Dakota. They moved to a farm in Columbia Township. In the spring of 1940, they moved to Rock Township Benson County and farmed with Erling Anderson, a young man who had lost his parents.
Gertrude also received a teaching certificate and taught school near Brantford for several years. They lived there for 51 years until the death of Ted in 1991. She later moved into the Westview Apartments in New Rockford and eventually moved to the Heritage House. Gertrude had been a resident of the nursing home since 2014.
Gertrude was a member of St. John’s Catholic Church. She enjoyed crocheting, reading, crossword puzzles, and in her younger days was very good at raising orphan lambs. She and Ted had traveled the Continental United States and Canada.
Gertrude is survived by many nieces and nephews, and grand nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Joseph McCrank and foster son, Erling Anderson.
Visitation will be Friday, 9:00AM-5:00PM at Evans Funeral Home, New Rockford and continue from 6:00PM-6:45PM at St. John’s Catholic Church followed by a Rosary and Vigil Service at 6:45PM.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held Saturday, September 7th, 10:00AM at St. John’s Catholic Church, New Rockford.
Burial will be at the St. John’s Catholic Cemetery.
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Wonderful memories of Mrs. Omoth came to mind when I learned of her recent passing as I was one of her fortunate students who had her for a teacher at the little country schoolhouse in Grandfield Township (Greenfield #3) from 1952-1956. She instilled a love and passion for learning in me and encouraged me to work hard to achieve my life goals. I always knew I wanted to become a teacher like Mrs. Omoth. Mrs. Omoth became a beloved friend to our Stensby family over the years and I will treasure the many conversations we had together. She was always positive and cheerful. In her later years, she often spoke of how much she missed her Ted and Erling and I can only imagine the joy and celebration that must of taken place when she was called Home. May she rest in heavenly peace.
I have many wonderful memories of Mrs.Omoth who was my 7th and 8th grade teacher in the Greenfield #2 Country School in 1953-54. She made learning fun and exciting. She was truly gifted in teaching me things that she saw vital to my education and to success in my future. She was also a friend I will treasure deeply.
What a beautiful, rich legacy she leaves for us.