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Christ Koble

Dec 5, 2020

Apr. 22, 1928 – Nov. 27, 2020

Christ Koble, the son of

Adam and Elizabeth (Ha-

man) Koble, was born on

April 22, 1928 in Pierce

County, North Dakota. He

went to be with our Lord

at the age of 92 years on

Friday, November 27,

2020 at the Heart of Amer-

ica Care Center in Rugby,

North Dakota.

Christ was raised in the

rural home of his parents

near Orrin, North Dakota

and attended country

grade school. At the age

of 13, he moved with his

family to a farm north of

Rugby and three years

later, moved to the family

homestead farm located in

Meyer Township (2 miles

east of Rugby). Following

his education, Christ

helped on the family

farm. On September 23,

1952 he was united in

marriage to Elizabeth

(Jacinewice) Volk. The

couple lived with his

parents at the farm until

1953, when they moved

12 miles northwest to

Wagar Township near

Towner, North Dakota.

They farmed and raised

cattle, chickens, and pigs

for 32 years. Christ also

did custom coal hauling

during the winter months

and drove bus for Towner

School, where all of his

children graduated. Being

on the farm was Christ’s

love of life. In 1984, he

retired due to a massive

stroke and moved to Rug-

by. In 2007, he and his

wife sold their home and

moved to East Side Vil-

lage. His wife, Betty

passed away in February

of 2009 and Christ then

moved to the Haaland

Home in the fall. He en-

tered the Heart of America

Medical Center in March

of 2020.

Christ lived a life of

true faith, family, and

hard work in farming and

milking cows. He was

very devoted to his rosary

every day. He enjoyed

visiting with his family,

was an avid fisherman

and loved to play cards,

especially whist and pi-

nochle. He was a friendly

person, that would never

forget a face once he had

met you. His stroke

brought him much frus-

tration with lack of speak-

ing names but still

remembered you and

knew your face. He was a

member of St. Cecilia’s

Catholic Church of Town-

er and later, Little Flower

Catholic Church in Rug-

by. He was also a

member of the Knights of

Columbus and Fraternal

Order of Eagles.

Those who shared his

life, daughters, Julie (Da-

vid) Wilhelm of Maple

Grove, Minnesota and

Rita (Bruce) Dokken of

Rugby; sons, Harold

(Gloria) of Clear Lake,

Iowa, Edwin (Cheryl) of

Fort Myers, Florida and

Jeff (Susan) of Spirit Lake,

Idaho; daughter-in-law,

Paula Koble-Gores of

Bismarck; grandchildren,

Sara (Todd) Hughes, Kris-

ti (David) Kosfeld, Ryan

(Sara) Koble, Kelly (Jessi-

ca) Koble, Seth (Brooke)

Dokken, Kimberly (Micha-

el) Wadsworth, Amanda

(Cory) Ruffing, Tyler Ko-

ble, Allie (Tyler) Good-

manson and Brennan Ko-

ble; Great and Step

Grandchildren, Addyson

and Ty Hughes, Bethany

Kosfeld, Rylie, Jaden, Alli,

Blake and Kalie Koble,

Adriane and Aleese Dokk-

en, Bailey and Declyn

Ruffling, Leo Goodman-

son, Morgan Kunkel, Dane

(Kacie) Wales, Randi

(Tyler) Wenbourne, Hai-

ley (Brian) Pecha, Alexis

and Ryan Atkinson; a sis-

ter, Regina (Donald) Hof-

fart of Devils Lake; broth-

ers, Mike (Genevieve) of

Towner and David

(Elaine) of Wishek;

sisters-in-law, Mary Ann

Koble of Rugby and Ar-

lene Koble of St. Peter,

Minnesota; nieces,

nephews; other relatives

and friends. He was pre-

ceded in death by his

wife, Betty; a son,

DeWayne; a sister, Eva

(Fred); brothers, Walter

(Alice), Adam, Jr. and An-

ton Koble; and his


Mass of Christian buri-

al was held at 2:00 p.m.

Thursday, December 3 at

Little Flower Catholic

Church in Rugby with

burial in the church

cemetery. Father Franklin

Miller, Celebrant.

Organist: Angie De-


Vocal leader/Cantor:

Amber Feickert

Casket Bearers:

Grandchildren, Sara

Hughes, Kristi Kosfeld,

Ryan Koble, Seth Dokken,

Kimberly Wadsworth,

Tyler Koble, Kelly Koble,

Amanda Ruffing, Allie

Goodmanson & Brennan


Honorary Bearers: Great

Grandchildren, Addyson

& Ty Hughes, Bethany

Kosfeld, Rylie, Blake,

Kalie, Jaden & Alli Koble,

Adriane & Aleese Dokken,

Bailey & Declyn Ruffing

and Leo Goodmanson

Arrangements with the

Anderson Funeral Home

of Rugby. Online registry:



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