Henry Sabo, 85, Gladstone, died Monday, Sept. 24, 2007, at St. Benedict's Health Center, Dickinson. Henry's Mass of Christian burial will is at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 29, 2007, at St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Dickinson, with the Rev. Dennis ...
Henry Sabo, 85, Gladstone, died Monday, Sept. 24, 2007, at St. Benedict's Health Center, Dickinson.
Henry's Mass of Christian burial will is at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 29, 2007, at St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Dickinson, with the Rev. Dennis Schafer as the celebrant.
Military honors will be provided by the Veterans Drill Team following the mass on Saturday.
Interment is at 11 a.m. CDT on Monday, Oct. 1, 2007, at the North Dakota Veterans Cemetery, Mandan,
Visitation is from 8 a.m. until 9 p.m. on Friday at Ladbury Funeral Service, Dickinson, with a Knights of Columbus Council 6308 rosary and parish vigil at 7 p.m. led by the Rev. Dennis Schafer.
Henry Sabo, a rural farmer and long time dairyman, was born six miles southeast of Lefor on Jan. 27, 1922, to John L. and Mary (Burger) Sabo.
Henry was drafted into the U.S. Army at the age of 20, and he spent the next 3½ years in the military as a radio operator and language interpreter during World War II.
He received many medals and honors during his time of service, the Bronze Star was one he was especially proud of.
Henry married Emelia Joan Heilman on March 31, 1948, at St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Dickinson.
The first 1½ years of marriage was spent on a small farm north of Golva. After that time, they moved to and rented the Ed Culver farm 11 miles northeast of Dickinson, which they purchased a few years later.
Henry and Emelia continued to live on the farmstead until his recent illness.
Their love and passion in life was farming and the preservation of the land so future generations can enjoy God's gift to man.
The highlight of each day for Henry was his morning coffee and breakfast at the kitchen table while watching all the wildlife coming out of the shelterbelt to eat.
He took pride in the fact that most of the repair work on the farm equipment and vehicles was done by him.
He taught his sons and daughters the value of doing things yourself and taking pride in doing them the right way.
Henry was on the Versippi School Board for 10 years, an ASC member for 10 years, a member of the St. Joseph's Church and a lifetime member of KC Council 6308, the Eagle's Club and the VFW.
Henry is survived by his wife, Emelia; their eight children, Ken (Debbie Steiner) Sabo, Apple Valley, Minn., Mary Kay (Roger) Gazur, Beulah, Kathy (Tom L.) Krebs, Dickinson, Larry (Patricia Keidel) Sabo, Williston, Jeanne (Allan) Halter, Dickinson, Sharon Sabo, Lincoln, Gary Sabo, Mandan, and Donald Sabo, Bismarck; 17 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; brother, John (Angie) Sabo, Wenatchee, Wash.; and sister, Margaret Lowry, Umatilla, Ore.
He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Mary; brother, Frank; and sisters, Anna, Betty and Mary.
(Ladbury Funeral Service, Dickinson)