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David A. Armstrong

May 30, 1949 — July 1, 2022

David A. Armstrong

David A. Armstrong, 73 of Rolette ND passed away on Friday, July 1, 2022 at Eventide Heartland Care Center, Devils Lake ND.

Visitation will be on Tuesday, July 5, 2022 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Rolette ND from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. with a Rosary and Scripture Service at 7:00 p.m. The Rosary will be led by Reverend Mr. Ken Severinson, Deacon at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Devils Lake. Mass of Christian Burial will be on Wednesday, July 6, 2022 at 3:00 p.m. at Sacred Heart Church with Reverend Paulraj Thondappa celebrating the Mass. David will be laid to rest in the Sacred Heart Cemetery, rural Rolette ND. 

David Allen Armstrong, son of Howard and Mabel (Foss) Armstrong was born on Memorial Day, May 30, 1949 in Rolette ND.  He attended Rolette Public School and graduated from Rolette High School with the class of 1967. He continued his education at Bottineau School of Forestry and North Dakota State University where he enjoyed membership in the Co-op House.

Dave was united in marriage to Stephanie Mongeon on October 6, 1973 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Rolette where he was an active member of the church and served as the Sexton of the Sacred Heart Cemetery for many years.

They established their home on the family farm, raised their beautiful daughter April, farmed side by side and raised registered Suffolk sheep.  He farmed the land that he loved until health issues forced him to retire in 2014.  Dave a faithful steward of the land, took meticulous care of his lawn, bin site, and flower beds. In 2004, in partnership with his wife, they purchased the Gilbertson-Gloger Funeral Home in Devils Lake ND.

One of Dave’s greatest joys came when he became “Papa Dave” to his grandchildren Jenay and Ephram. They were the light of his life, his pride and joy.

Dave’s passions were John Deere, Ford, and NDSU Bison Football. In retirement he enjoyed breakfast at Linda’s with the gang and golf at Rolette Country Club.

Through the many health issues Dave faced these past years, he was only able to stay in his beloved home, “the farm” because of the wonderful support of family, neighbors, friends and his special caregiver Tracy Casavant.

Dave’s loving family include his daughter April and her husband Victor Boucher of Bemidji MN and grandchildren Jenay and Ephram Boucher also of Bemidji; his wife Stephanie of Devils Lake; in-laws Laurel and Wayne Terry, Battle Lake MN, Wendel and Donna Mongeon, Fargo ND, Gail and Chuck Tastad, Rolette ND, Lisa and Jim Olson, Underwood MN and Sandi Mongeon, Rugby ND; beloved nieces, nephews and their families and many dear cousins.

He was preceded in death by his Dad and Mom, sister Elaine, brother-in-law Kenton Mongeon and father-in-law and mother-in-law Eugene and Jeane Mongeon. 

For this one farmer the worries are over, lie down and rest your head. Your time has been and struggles enough, put the tractor in the shed. 

Memorials may be directed to Sacred Heart Catholic Church or Valle Lutheran Church both in Rolette ND. 

Condolences may be expressed at www.gilbertsonfuneralhome.com


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Gathering of family and friends

Tuesday, July 5, 2022

5:00 - 7:00 pm (Central time)

Sacred Heart Catholic Church

505 Main Street, Rolette, ND 58366

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Rosary and Scripture Service

Tuesday, July 5, 2022

Starts at 7:00 pm (Central time)

Sacred Heart Catholic Church

505 Main Street, Rolette, ND 58366

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Mass of Christian Burial

Wednesday, July 6, 2022

Starts at 3:00 pm (Central time)

Sacred Heart Catholic Church

505 Main Street, Rolette, ND 58366

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