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Keith Wright, 91, of New Rockford, ND, passed away on Saturday, December 18, 2021, at New Rockford, ND.

Keith LuVern Wright was born on October 18, 1930 to Dorothy (Topp) Wright and Lester Wright in rural Grace City, ND.  He completed high school in Grace City.  He was a dairy cow and grain farmer.  Keith married Marjorie Gross on April 14, 1952 at St’s. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, McHenry, ND.

He was a member of the Grace City School Board, the Eagles and the St’ John’s Catholic Church.  Keith was recognized for 15 years of service with the ASC.  Keith enjoyed playing cards, fishing including ice fishing on Juanita Lake with his good buddy Dean, bowling and baseball.  He also enjoyed watching the Minnesota Vikings and Twins.  Keith liked going to the Medora Musical with family, it was a yearly tradition for 17 years.  He loved getting the grandkids ice cream on these trips.  A couple special family memories for Keith were his and Marjorie’s 50th wedding anniversary, taking grandkids to the All Star Lions games and camping at the Red Trails campground.

Keith is survived by his wife Marjorie, children, Gloria (Steve) Wipperling of Wishek, Carol (Mike) Sherman of Carrington, Marlene (Colin) Hoffart of Harvey and Kaye (Keith) Keierleber of Billings, MT, 16 grandchildren, 31 great grandchildren, 3 great great grandchildren, sister Margaret Stangeland of Carrington and son-in-law Buster Eckert of Jamestown.

He is preceded in death by his parents, daughter Donna Eckert, brother Dwight Wright, brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law.

Keith’s Visitation will be Wednesday, Noon – 4:30PM Family will be present from 2:30PM – 4:30PM at Evans Funeral Home, New Rockford.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Thursday, December 23, 2021, at 3:00PM at St. John’s Catholic Church, New Rockford.

His Burial will be at St. John’s Catholic Cemetery, New Rockford.

Posted Condolences:


  1. Oh no, I just Love this couple. Marge I send you lots of hugs and prayers. Keith will be so missed. Love you💔

  2. Keith’s family,
    Your husband and dad was the nicest guy. I’ve known him since I was little and you came to church in McHenry. We had many visits throughout the years. He was a person who always knew you and had time to talk. God’s Blessings to all of you.

  3. Marjorie, Gloria, Carol, Marlene and Kaye, so sorry to hear of Keith’s passing!! Many great memories of your Dad when we were growing up! He will be missed! Hugs and Prayers!

  4. I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Loss of a loved one is heart breaking. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

  5. Thoughts and Prayers are with the family. Keith was such a wonderful person.

  6. Keith was a very thoughtful, caring, and all around wonderful guy. Thoughts and paryers to Marge and his family he willl be deeply missed!

  7. Marlene and all-so sorry for your loss. My heart is breaking for you. I remember many fun times at your house, Marlene! Keep your memories close during these days ahead and know that we are all thinking and remembering along with you. Hugs and prayers to all of you!

  8. Oh I remember Keith so well. When I worked at the Rockford cafe , he always had a smile and something nice or funny to say! My condolences to Marge and the entire family, I am so sorry for your loss… remember all the wonderful memories of him ….

  9. Hugs and prayers to you all!

  10. Marjorie, Carol and family, our sincere sympathy to you all on the loss of Keith.
    May you find comfort in the best memories and may God’s peace be with you now and in the days ahead.
    Vicki and Roger Schlotman

  11. Marjorie, Marlene, Kay, Carol, Gloria I’m so sorry to hear of Keith’s passing please know you are all in my thoughts. Keith was always the first to strike up a conversation with me and I always enjoyed his quick witt and sense of humor. God’s speed to each of you during this trying time.


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