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Dean H. Stenseth

October 25, 1940 — March 2, 2023

Dean H. Stenseth

A CELEBRATION OF LIFE FOR DEAN WILL BE HELD ON SATURDAY, JUNE 3, 2023 AT THE GILBERTSON FUNERAL HOME, DEVILS LAKE, ND AT 10:00 A.M. WITH BURIAL IN THE DEVILS LAKE CEMETERY. 

 

Dean Harold Stenseth10/25/

Dean Harold Stenseth passed away peacefully at the age of 82 years. He was born on October 25, 1940, to Harold and Alice (Holmstrom) Stenseth. He graduated high school from Devils Lake ND. He graduated from North Dakota State University with a bachelor’s degree in science and continued on to earn his Master of Science Degree from NDSU.

He met Charlotte Struble during their undergraduate years. They went on to marry on September 4, 1965.

Dean spent his early career teaching science in Adams and Edmore, ND. He was then hired by the USDA Soil Conservation Service, based in their Grafton, ND office. He spent this time working with North Dakota farmers in efforts to mitigate environmental disturbances. He moved throughout North Dakota within the SCS until his retirement.

An avid hunter, fisherman, and gardener, he loved spending his days outside. He was also a skilled woodworker, wood carver, and had a flare for quilting.

He was a member of the Elks, the Lions Club (where he served as Past-President), and St. Olaf Lutheran Church.

Dean is survived by his wife, Charlotte; daughters Maren (Wayne) Ehley and Jennifer (Joseph) Rogus; grandchildren Bohdey Stenseth, Aspen Ehley, and Skylar Ehley; great grandchildren Bentley and Brooklyn; brothers-in-law Keith (Lynn) Struble, Charles (Darlene) Struble and sister-in-law Mary (Bob) Amundson; estended family Ritsuko and Asuka Yoshihara; along with many nieces and nephews.

Dean is preceded in death by his parents, Harold and Alice, brother Jon, in-laws Howard and Louise (Sieh) Struble, and niece Tiffiney Dick.

A graveside service will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Shriners Children’s Hospital. Https://www.shrinerschildrens.org/en/giving or mail to:

            Shriners Children’s

            Corporate Headquarters

            2900 N Rocky Point Dr

            Tampa FL 33607


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Celebration of Life

Saturday, June 3, 2023

Starts at 10:00 am (Central time)

Gilbertson-Gloger Funeral Home

509 U.S. Route 2, Devils Lake, ND 58301

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