George Warren Dick, 94 of Lisbon, North Dakota died Monday, November 5, 2018 at Parkside Lutheran Home, Lisbon, North Dakota.
The eighth of eight children, he was born on August 10, 1924 near Englevale, North Dakota at the farmstead home of his parents, Philip and Mary (Stroh) Dick. George attended Alleghany #2 Elementary (township country school), and Elliot High School in Elliot, North Dakota. Upon graduating he began farming and farmed continuously for about 44 years.
George married Joyce Nelson on December 8, 1944 in Aberdeen, South Dakota. They resided on their farm in Englevale until the early 1980’s at which time they moved to Lisbon. George continued farming for a while, then he worked at Lisbon Implement, Berube Ford, Lau Motors and later for Babcock Farms and Wagner Farms over the years. In 1957, George won a sales contest for selling 60 vacuum cleaners in one month which allowed him and Joyce to attend the National Convention of Electrolux at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York City.
In addition to farming, George enjoyed hunting (shot a moose at the age of 72), fishing, golfing and singing. He was self-taught on the guitar and piano at an early age, and in the later years played guitar in the musical band (The Sundowners). He was a choir member at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Elliott, Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Englevale and Trinity Lutheran Church in Lisbon where he bellowed his beautiful bass voice. George’s friendly spirit and great knack for storytelling, meant that he rarely passed up the chance to socialize with family and friends. He is, no doubt, now socializing in Heaven.
George is survived by two sons, Joel (Rita) Dick of Alexandria, MN; Bradley (Lori) Dick of Englevale, ND; two daughters, Roberta Townley of Tempe, AZ; Marsha Huether of Savage, MN; nine grandchildren, Scott (Stephanie) Townley, Christopher (Rikka) Dick, Angela Townley-McBane, Shane (Kris) Huether, Anthony Dick, Matthew (Svetlana) Dick, Taylor (Stacey) Huether, Chelsey (Justin) Jones, Karlee (Jordon) Dick; twenty-three great grandchildren; brother-in-law, Dennis (Barb) Babcock of Lisbon, ND; numerous nieces and nephews.
George was preceded in death by his wife, Joyce, parents, four sisters, Mrs. Burnel (Dorthea) McDaniel, Mrs. Nichols (Emma) Kenyon, Mrs. Richard (Marian) Sibley, Mrs. Carl (Ruth) Hahn; three brothers, Lawrence (Ruby), Willliam (Blanche), and Elmer (Melissa) Dick; brother-in-law, David Babcock, son-in-law, David Huether; and two grandchildren, Brian Dick and Joslyn Rieger Dick.
Interment: Dick Cemetery, rural Englevale, ND.