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Dennis J. Marthe

Oct 24, 2020

July 18, 1945 – Oct. 16, 2020

Dennis J Marthe passed

to eternal life on October

16th, 2020 at the age of

75. Dennis was born on

July 18, 1945 to John B.

and Magdalena (Wentz)

Marthe of Esmond, ND.

He grew up in Esmond,

attended school there, and

graduated from Esmond

High School in 1963.

After high school, he at-

tended Lake Region State

College. He was then

drafted into the U.S.

Army in 1966 and served

until 1968. It was then

that Dennis moved to the

Denver Colorado area and

worked for the city of

Lakewood until his re-

tirement in 2007.

When Dennis retired in

2007, he moved back to

Rugby, ND. Dennis was

an avid Denver Broncos

fan, enjoyed golfing,

bowling, reading, movies,

and trivia. From spring to

fall, you could find him

on the golf course with

his buddies or at Lake

Metigoshe with his sisters

and family. During the

winter months, it was

football, family holidays,

suppers and birthdays

that occupied his time.

Dennis always had some-

thing to say, no matter

how random it was, and

could always make you


Dennis is survived by

his sisters: Adeline (Jerry)

Busch of Denver, Co,

Theresa (Jim) Wilmeth of

Elberta, AL, and Rita

Wentz of Rugby, ND. He

is survived by his broth-

ers: Dale (Karen) Marthe

of Minot, ND, and Patrick

Marthe of Arvada, CO. He

is also survived by many

nieces and nephews who

loved him. He is preced-

ed in death by his

parents; sisters, Lorraine

Hartman and Jeanette Ar-

nold; his brothers John,

Randolph, and Wesley


Mass of Christian Buri-

al was at 10:30 a.m. Fri-

day, Oct. 23rd at St. Boni-

face Catholic Church in

Esmond. Burial was in

the church cemetery with

full Military Honors ac-

corded by the Robert

Tovsrud VFW – Harlow,

Esmond VFW Post #4257

and the North Dakota Mil-

itary Funeral Honor De-

tail. Father Brian

Bachmeier, Celebrant.

A rosary & vigil prayer

service were then held at

7 p.m. in the St. Boniface

Catholic Church, Esmond

Readers: Skylar Arnold,

Helaine Arnold &

Monique Westerhold

Organist: Becky Brand-

vold Special Music: Samantha

Wentz, Edie Schell &

Shelby Brandvold

Honorary Bearers: Peter

Murtaugh & Roger Hall

Casket Bearers: Steve

Wentz, Justin Harper,

Cody Kessler, Carl

Schaan, Riley Tuenge,

Cole Wentz, Lucas Wentz,

Isaac Sattler & Dylan


Arrangements with the

Anderson Funeral Home

of Rugby. Online registry:



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