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Glenn Sletto

Nov 6, 2015


Funeral services for Glenn Oris Sletto, 84, of Grand Forks, ND (and formerly of Willow City, ND) were held on October 27th at 10:00 am at First Lutheran Church, Willow City, North Dakota. Burial will take place at Willow Creek Cemetery, Overly, North Dakota. A memorial service was held at Parkwood Senior Living Center, Grand Forks, ND on Wednesday, October 28th at 1:00 pm. Officiating at the funeral was the Reverend Linda Wimmer, Reverend Terry Sletto and Wally Fretland. Special music was provided by Carol Crabbe and the organist was Suzie Sletto-Atkinson. Casket bearers were Bradley Lindseth, Ashlea Lindseth, Brenna Sletto, Greyson Sletto, Michael Meier II, Gabriel Meier, Valesha Wilson, Jenney Mylar and Jeff Sletto Jr.

Glenn was born September 14th, 1931 in Bottineau, ND to Betsy (Johnson) and Andrew Sletto. He was baptized and confirmed in the Willow Creek Lutheran Church in Overly, ND. Glenn grew up and attended school in Overly, ND. After graduating from high school in 1949 he attended Minot State Teachers College earning his teaching certificate. In 1950 he met the love-of-his-life, Norine. They married September on 27, 1952. Glenn and Norine resided in the Willow City and Overly area until 2011, when they moved to Parkwood Place in Grand Forks, ND.

After three years of teaching in Knox and Orrin, ND, he enjoyed his true passion, farming in Bottineau and Rolette counties. Glenn and Norine spent time in Las Vegas and 16 winters in Earp, California. He also enjoyed summers at Lake Metigoshe, ND and Killarney, Canada; and winter snowmobiling with the Overly Pack. Glenn’s interests primarily centered on time spent with family and friends.

Baptized, confirmed, and married in the Lutheran church, he served the First Lutheran Church in Willow City as an usher, on church council and fund drive committees. He was a volunteer fireman (Willow City) and also a member of the Sons of Norway, Elks and Eagles Clubs.

Glenn passed away on Thursday, October 22, 2015 at Valley Eldercare, Grand Forks, ND.

Glenn is survived by his wife, Norine of Grand Forks, ND; and Children: Dr. Glenda (Dr. Paul) Lindseth of Grand Forks, ND; Gregory (Roni) Sletto of Willow City, ND; Vicky (Mike) Meier of Sioux Falls, SD; and Jeffrey (Valerie) Sletto of Blue Eye, MO. He is also survived by his Grandchildren: Dr. Bradley (May Britt) Lindseth and Ashlea Lindseth of Grand Forks, ND; Brenna Sletto of Grand Forks, ND; Greyson Sletto of Willow City; Michael (Danielle) Meier and Gabriel Meier of Sioux Falls, SD; Valesha Wilson of Rogersville, MO; Jenney (Joe) Myler of Nixa, MO; and Jeff, Jr. (Lonna) Sletto of Kansas City, MO. Great grandchildren Daniel Lindseth; Oliver Meier; Johnny, Andy and Tori Wilson; and Alyvia and Isabella Myler; and several nieces, nephews, and friends.

Glenn is survived by his brother Alton (Betty) Sletto of Bottineau, ND; brother-in-law Norman (Cindy) Biberdorf of Melbourne, FL, and sister-in-law, Shirley Biberdorf of Lyndonville, VT. He was preceded in death by his parents, Andrew & Betsy Sletto; father and mother-in-law, Erick and Edna Biberdorf; and sister-in- law, Emily Biberdorf.

Memorials may be made to First Lutheran Church of Willow City or as Families wish.

Arrangements are with the Nero Funeral Home of Bottineau. Friends may sign the online register at www.nerofuneralhome.net.

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