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Donald "Bub" R. Heldt

July 23, 1929 — October 19, 2020

Donald "Bub" R. Heldt

Donald Richard (Bub) Heldt passed away Monday, Oct 19, 2020, at Eventide Nursing Home in Devils Lake

after a brief illness.  He was 91.


Donald and his twin sister, Donna, were born on a farm north of Sarles on July 23, 1929. When he was eight, his family moved to a farm south of town.  This would become his home for many years to come.  Donald graduated from Sarles High School in 1947 and attended Valley City College for a year.  He returned to Sarles and to begin his life-long career farming the family property.   He and his father farmed together for over 60 years. 


Donald was a member of the Elks.  After retiring from farming in 1994, he remained in Sarles until he moved to Devils Lake in 2014.  Donald was a man of few words but was loved by all that knew him.


Donald is preceded in death by his parents, Alex and Muriel (Doty) Heldt and brother-in-law joseph Schramm.


He is survived by his sister Donna Heldt Schramm, niece, Julie Braly and her husband, Locke, great-nephew, Adams Braly, and great-niece, Elisabeth Braly, all of Houston, Texas.  Donald is also survived by his “adopted” North Dakota family, Chad and Terri Haberstroh and their daughters Catherine, Tiffany, Denielle, Crystal and their families.


Services will be held Friday, November 6, 2020 at 2:30 pm at Gilbertson Funeral Home in Devils Lake with burial in the Devils Lake Cemetery.  Memorials may be directed to a charity of the donor’s choice.



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Funeral Service

Friday, November 6, 2020

Starts at 2:30 pm (Central time)

Gilbertson-Gloger Funeral Home

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

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