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George Allen Durbin

November 19, 1933 — June 21, 2024

Devils Lake

George Allen Durbin

George Allen Durbin, age 90 of Devils Lake, ND passed away on Friday, June 21, 2024 at Eventide Heartland Care Center, Devils Lake. He was born November 19, 1933, in Rolla, ND, the son of George Albert and Mina I. Richardson Durbin, was raised in the Cando area and attended Cando High School. He was united in marriage to Joanne Marie Walter on April 24, 1954, in Crookston, Minnesota. They were married for 50 years, until her death in 2004. George started Durbin Excavating in 1960 in Devils Lake, which they continued to operate until he retired in 2012.

George was a lifetime member of the Devils Lake Elks Lodge. He was also a member of the Rural Fired Department where he had served as a volunteer fireman.

George is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Richard A. and Becky Durbin, Devils Lake and his son, Paul A. Durbin of Grand Forks, ND. He is survived by four grandchildren Matthew (Patrick) Durbin, Fargo, ND; Trisha (Ben) Adamson, Woodbury, MN; Heather (Mitch) Nelson, Monticello, MN; and Christopher Durbin, St. Paul, MN and ten great grandchildren Holly and Collin Durbin, Anna, Lauren, and Ella Adamson, Cameron and Cooper Libby, Riann, Reese and Drew Nelson. He is survived by one brother John (Angela) Durbin of Rosemont, MN and brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law Ray Walter, Tom (Suzanne) Walter, Jean (Bob) Wilhelmi and many nieces and nephews.

George was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Joanne; parents, George and Mina; sister, Evelyn Copenbarger; brothers Lloyd Durbin, Daniel Durbin, and Robert Durbin.

A Memorial Service will be held on Thursday, July 11, 2024 at 3:00 p.m. at the Gilbertson Funeral Home, Devils Lake with burial in St. Joseph's Catholic Cemetery. A time of fellowship will follow the graveside service at the Devils Lake Elks Lodge. 




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