Funeral services will be held Sunday, Nov. 7, 2010, at 2:00 p.m., at Valle Lutheran Church, Rolette, for Verlin H. Wibe, 80, of Rolette, who died Tuesday, Nov. 2 at MedCenter One in Bismarck.
Burial will be in Mylo Community Cemetery.
Verlin was born March 31, 1930, in the Bisbee area, a son of Harold Ludvig and Anna (Bishop) Wibe. He grew up on his parents’ farm near Bisbee. He went to school in Bisbee, graduating from Bisbee High School in 1949. He worked for R.E.A. from 1948-1950, when he moved to Minneapolis. He married Taletta Ann Foss on Nov. 3, 1950. He entered the U.S. Army in 1950, and was honorably discharged in 1953. They returned to Bisbee where he worked at Geisen Oil Co. until opening Wibe Garage in Mylo in 1957. He retired in 1986. He also farmed in the area during this time. Taletta died Jan. 30, 1985. He moved to Deering. He married Ardella Strobel on Aug. 16, 1986, in Minot. Ardella died Sept. 14, 2004. He moved to Rolette and worked at Wibe Electronics.
He was a member of the United Church of Christ. He served as mayor of Mylo for 30 years, and on the Mylo Fire Department. He was also a member of the Dethman-Armstrong American Legion Post #194 of Rolette.
He is survived by his children, Gary, Rolette, Debra Wibe, Minot, Linda Keyes, Killarney, MB, Canada, and Sandra Heilman, Rugby; step-children, Carolyne Anderson, East Moline, Ill., Georgia Prenovost, Minneapolis, Theresa Ballantine, St. Cloud, Minn., Elaine Hackett, Kenmare, and Janice Gueller, Utah; brother, Ronald, El Cajon, Calif.; 15 grandchildren; numerous great- and step-great-granchildren; and special friend, Murl Hill, Dunseith.
He was preceded in death by his parents; both wives; and a great-grandchild, Bryce Wibe.
Herb Teitgen will officiate. Music will be provided by Herb Teitgen, vocalist, and Morianna Simons, organist.
Casketbearers will be Daniel Armstrong, Dean Armstrong, Brandon Heilman, Christopher Heilman, Cody Keyes, Galen Sedo, Keith Wibe, and Mark Wibe.
Military honors will be accorded by the Dethman-Armstrong American Legion Post #194 and the Military Funeral Honors Detail, Central Team.
Visitation will be held Saturday, Nov. 6 from 3-9 p.m., with reviewal one hour prior to services at the church on Sunday.
Arrangements by Niewoehner Funeral Home, Rugby.
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