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Victor B. Lybeck

Jun 26, 2021

March 21, 1928-June 14, 2021

Victor B. Lybeck, 93, of

Esmond, ND passed away

Monday, June 14, 2021 at

Heart of America Medical

Center in Rugby, ND.

Funeral Service were held

Monday, June 21, 2021 at

Trinity Lutheran Church

in Esmond with Pastor

Harold Ovre officiating.

Burial was at Bethany

Lutheran Cemetery in rur-

al Esmond. Music was

provided by Becky and

Micki Brandvold. In lieu

of flowers, memorials are

preferred to Esmond VFW

Post #4251: 3716 38th

Avenue NE Esmond, ND

58332 or the Esmond

Cafe: 21 1st Street NW B,

Esmond, ND 58332.

Victor Bernard Lybeck

was born March 21, 1928

to Helmer and Clara (Hil-

lestad) Lybeck on the fam-

ily farm in rural Baker,

ND. He graduated from

Baker High School and

furthered his education at

Aakers Business College

in Grand Forks. Victor en-

tered the United States

Navy in 1951, serving on

the USS Saint Paul

Cruiser. Victor served

during the Korean Con-

flict and was stationed in


Victor was united in

marriage to Arlene Sta-

dum on October 4, 1956

at Bethany Lutheran

Church rural Esmond.

The couple lived in

Minot, ND while Victor

continued to work for

Gavin Rail-yards. Victor

and Arlene would travel

back to Esmond on the

weekends to help with the

farming operations. In

1963, the couple moved

back to Arlene’s Grandfa-

ther’s homestead farm

rural Esmond where Vic-

tor continued to farm un-

til his retirement. Arlene

passed away November


Victor was a member of

Immanuel Lutheran

Church, the Devils Lake

Elks Lodge, and Esmond

VFW Post #4251. He

served on the Esmond

School Board from

1971-1975 and was care-

taker of the Bethany Luth-

eran Cemetery. Victor en-

joyed bowling in his

younger years and com-

pleting woodworking pro-

jects with his scroll saw

later in life. He enjoyed

visiting with family and

friends, talking about ear-

lier years and his time in

Japan. Victor and Arlene

often traveled to attend

USS Saint Paul associa-

tion reunions where he

enjoyed reuniting with

past ship-mates.

Victor is survived by:

his children, Susan Zabel

of Minneapolis, MN, Eric

(Nancy) Lybeck of Idaho

Falls, ID, Alan (Cindy) Ly-

beck of Minneapolis, MN

and Paul (Linda) Lybeck

of Leeds, ND; grandchil-

dren, Hannah (Greg) Or-

demann, Carter and Tim

Lybeck, Clara, Andrew

and Adam Lybeck, Katri-

na Foster and Kaylee Ly-

beck; great-grandchild,

Blaire Foster.

He was preceded in

death by: his wife of 59

years, Arlene; parents,

Helmer and Clara Lybeck.

Online condolences

may be left at



The Nelson Funeral

Home of Maddock was in

charge of the arrange-


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