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Martin Deibert

Surrounded by family; Martin Frank Deibert, 89 of Towner, entered eternal rest Wednesday January 10, 2018 at his Bismarck home away from home.

Martin was born April 6, 1928, the son of Anton and Theresa (Klein) Deibert on the family farm north of Verendrye, North Dakota, the 6th of 10 children.  (Years later he would learn from his mother he was born April 5th, 1928.  A documentation error recorded his birthday as April 6th, but he chose not to change the date).  He was raised and educated in the Verendrye area, a place very dear to his heart, until moving to Towner with family, where he currently resides.

After a severe winter of 1948 - ‘49 and spring flooding, it was decided to move the family home from the Souris River bank to its current location.  This was completed before his marriage to Margaret Bohl November 12, 1956.  He was a loving husband and together they made their home north of Towner, ranching and milking cows. In 1970, Martin joined the United States Postal Service as a Rural Mail Carrier.  Only months short of 31 years, Martin retired from the postal service in 2001. He was very active in his church community of St. Cecilia’s; serving as usher, Eucharistic Minister, church council, and Catholic Order of Foresters.  He loved his Catholic Faith and devotion to the daily Rosary. He was also a member of Towner Ranchers Scale Association and Eaton Irrigation District.

Martin was always willing to lend a helping hand to family, friends or neighbors and was a man of few words, but shared his wisdom when needed.  He was a very patient man and good teacher to many young hired help.  They learned how to drive and operate farm equipment with his guidance.  All while being a loving father and grandfather to his five (5) children and (9) grandchildren.

He is survived by his children; Karen Deibert, Bismarck ND, Gerard (Holly) Deibert, Towner, ND, Renee (Jim) Cudney, Cheyenne, WY, Lorraine Deibert, Nashville, TN, and Bernadette (Justin) Lund, Ross, ND.  Grandchildren:  Antoinette Cudney, Ariana Cudney, Zachary Cudney, Alyssa Cudney, Lorissa Deibert, Bryson Deibert, Ryder Deibert, Prayrie Lund and Dayne Lund.  Also surviving is one (1) brother Andrew, of Minot; other relatives and friends.  He is preceded in death by his wife Margaret (June 3, 1996), parents, brothers; Frank, John, and Joe Deibert, sisters; Elizabeth Dosch, Otilia “Tillie” Haberlock, Katherine Miller, Helen Burckhard, and Mary Bohl.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 12:00 Noon on Monday, January 15th St. Cecilia Catholic Church in Towner with spring burial in the church cemetery.  Father Michael Schommer, Celebrant

Visitation and Rosary will be held in the church for one hour prior to the time of service with the rosary starting at approximately 11:15 a.m.

Posted Condolences:

So sorry for your loss. My prayers and sympathy are with you.
Connie  Frederick

My love and prayers to Martin's children.  He was a holy man and it was my privilege to be part of his journey to his eternal home. Comfort and peace is my prayer for you.
Cindy Anderst

Dear Deibert's,
You all are in my thoughts and prayers in the death of your Dad. Martin was a wonderful man and a man of great faith and love of the Church. May he have eternal peace and joy.  His legacy of love and faith lives on in you. 
Fr. Tim Bushy

Renee, Jim and Family, I'm so deeply sorry to learn of the death of your father and grandfather, know that you are all in my thoughts and prayers at this most difficult time. I will be praying for all of you.  Find comfort in all of the memories that you have of him, he will always be with you all.  May the preputial light shine upon him. 
Love and hugs to you all. 
Dick and Pam Knopp

Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.   Love Marilyn and family
Rhonda Fresh

I'm so sorry to hear of Uncle Martin's passing!  But I also know he was in so much pain and misery that now is over and he can be at peace, and together with your mom, again.  Will always remember his gentle voice and sweet smile.  May your memories comfort you in this difficult time.  Sending love, hugs and prayers
Terri Beth Dufault

Ms. Karen, I am very saddened by the passing of your Dad.  I pray that GOD will give you and the entire family peace and comfort during this time of sorrow.  My only regret was not knowing Mr. Deibert longer.  He was a beautiful and wonderful person. I shall cherish my time with him forever in my heart.
Billy Howard.

My prayers & thoughts are with all of you. Peace & comfort to you knowing that your Dad is now in God's loving arms.
LeAnn Smith

Message: Karen and family, So very sorry for your loss. Your dad was a very kind man with strong faith. May your find peace that he is with our lord. I was so nice to visit with you briefly last year. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Mary Johnson Blada

Kathryn Chere

Message: We are so very sorry for your collective great Loss and send our deepest condolences and assurances of continued prayer for you, sweet Reneé, and all your loved ones. Knowing you and what an extremely faith-filled woman you are, as well as so kind and generous-to-a-fault, I just know your Father was an outstanding man who already sits at Our Heavenly Father‘s right Hand in Heaven!

May God‘s peace that passes understanding be with you all during this most-difficult time. And may your beloved Papa rest in peace. Amen.




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