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Curtis Molm

Curtis Molm, 72, Belfield, went to his heavenly home Friday, November 15, 2013 at Sanford Health Services, Bismarck. Curts funeral service will be at 1:30 p.m., Wednesday, November 20, 2013 at Belfield Lutheran Church, Belfield, with Rev. Roger Dieterle officiating. Interment will follow at the Belfield Lutheran Cemetery. Visitation will be on Tuesday, from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m., with a prayer service at 7 p.m., at Ladbury Funeral Service, Dickinson, and will continue one hour prior to services at the church on Wednesday.

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Curtis Howard Molm was born November 24, 1940 in Dickinson, the son of Chester and Marvel (Lund) Molm. He grew up on the family farm near Gaylord and resided there most of his life, except for a few years his family lived in Ellendale.

In addition to attending the Gaylord country school, he also attended school in Ellendale, and graduated from Belfield High School. He was especially proud of walking to the one room school and the close friendships formed there.

Curt, the "Gasoline Cowboy", enjoyed farming all his life. He also worked during this time at a service station in Belfield, drove trucks for NAPA, and at Hlebechuk Construction, which he was doing when he retired. He had a strong faith in God and a commitment to his church. Curt was known for his ace mechanical ability, and many neighbors would call him for advice. He enjoyed designing and welding equipment to make work easier, a self taught engineer.

He had a love for reading and learning. His passion for speed took him to the races in Dickinson, Saturday nights during the summer, and watching NASCAR Sunday afternoons. He had a deep respect for ancestry of the local community and treasured family and friends.

Curt is survived by his wife, Ruth; his sister, Elaine "Bess" Gentry; eight children, Darla (Mitch) Sanford, Dan (Della) Fugere, Glenn (Sue) Fugere, Kathy (Glenn) Dosch, Bev (Randy Ehrmantraut) Fugere, Tonya (Jory) Boltz, Harmony (Jess) McCullough, and Will Robertson; 16 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife of 25 years, Dorothy Kadrmas Fugere; his parents; a cousin who had lived with the family, John "Butch" Molm; son, Robert Fugere; and brother-in-law, Burnis Gentry.

Arrangements are with Ladbury Funeral Service, Dickinson. www.ladburyfuneralservice.com

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