One good Christian soldier, Harold W. Dick, age 93, left for heaven on February 15, 2020, under the loving care of his wife, family and Hospice at Parkside Lutheran Home, Lisbon.
Harold was the first of seven children born to Ruby (Hallquist) and Lawrence Dick, Sr. on December 16, 1926. He attended rural Elliott #2 (“little red schoolhouse”) and Elliott High School until his help was needed on their family farm. He married Dorothy Mae Stroh on February 27, 1945. They had five children Diana Mae Dalve of Mesa, AZ; David (Paulette) Dick of Inverness, FL; Thomas (Arlean) Dick of Mesa, AZ; Michael (Patty) Dick of Englevale, ND; and Sandra (Brian) Bittner of Moorhead, MN. Dorothy passed away on August 31, 2003. Harold married C. Bernice (Rensby) Hallquist on August 3, 2004, adding to his family Holly Lyons of Langdon, ND; Paula Backs of Yuma, AZ; Sherry Hallquist of Fargo, ND; and David Hallquist of Hillsboro, Oregon.
Harold is survived by 25 grandchildren, 34 great grandchildren and 7 great-great grandchildren, as well as his loving brothers James (Millie) Dick of Englevale, ND and Gerald (Shelby) Dick of Audubon, MN, countless cousins, nieces, nephews, greats and friends.
Harold served many years on the Ransom County Committee of the Ransom County Service Agency, was an avid hunter and fisherman as well as the best darn bus driver/capper for the family’s hunting crew during deer season. Harold was also a lifetime member of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church of Englevale, ND, as well as the Dick Cemetery Board. Harold would say he wasn’t musically inclined, but he played his accordion and piano “by ear”… he didn’t read music... his love for music was passed on to many of his children, grands and greats. Harold was an avid wrestling fan and passed that gene on to his sons, grands and greats. He also loved watching them play baseball and listening to the Twins on the radio. Harold said he had no regrets in his 93 years except that he wasn’t accepted when he signed up for WWII because he was color blind. He was truly enjoying his retirement years when he didn’t have to work so hard or worry about anything. His positive outlook on life and his sense of humor will be missed greatly by anyone who knew him.
Harold was also preceded in death by his brother, Lawrence Dick, Jr., sisters Jeannie Dick, Beverly Hanson, Mary Jo Urseth; grandchildren Shane and Shannon Mairs; stepson Donald Hallquist and step son-in-law Dennis Lyons.
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