Dean Lee Klindworth, 65, of Stanton, walked through the Heavenly Gates on September 14, 2021 at his home with his family by his bedside after a heroic battle with cancer.
A Celebration of Life will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, September 18 at Our Saviors Lutheran Church in Stanton, with Reverend Dennis Ristvedt as officiant. Interment to follow at Deapolis Cemetery, Stanton.
Dean was born September 21, 1955 to Henry and Ada Klindworth. He was baptized and confirmed at Our Savior Lutheran Church in Stanton and graduated from Stanton High School in 1973. After attending Wahpeton State School of Science, he and Lana married in 1976 and lived in Minot. where he worked as an electrician and Lana attended University. After that they moved to Washburn where he worked as an electrical contractor.
After the death of his father, Dean and Lana returned to the family farm where they wanted to raise their three sons. They continued dairy farming for 10 years before he returned to work as a master electrician, ending his career with DGC in Beulah before retiring in 2016.
Lately Dean has been spending time with his brother, Larry, designing and building a cabin on the family farm, creating a legacy for the family. Dean chose the name “The Big Draw Cabin” and it will be used for future family generations.
Dean was a mentor to his sons, nephews and their friends, and set a great example for them as they raised their families. He helped organize hunting and fishing events followed by meat processing parties. His annual deer camp in his Man Cave garage and the Indian Hills fishing trip have always been special moments for him.
Dean had a community spirit having served on the school board, church board and joint parish council. He was always ready to help with projects at church or for anyone who needed a helping hand.
Over the past two years, Dean and Lana have been able to spend a lot of time together and enjoy their retirement. They went to Las Vegas for a concert, Florida for warm weather and the beach, and Nashville for some great music and a few days of driving and exploring the Smoky Mountains. They spent most of their days fishing, which was their favorite activity.
Dean was the ultimate family man. He was an amazing father to his three sons as they grew up, and these relationships have become best friends now that they’ve grown up. He was raised in an amazing, loving family and had such a wonderful life with his siblings and parents. He was loved by so many and will be missed so much. He fought so hard to stay with us, but God takes the best of his care and Dean will be waiting for us all in Heaven. Always in our hearts, never forgotten.
Dean is survived by his loving wife, Lana and his three sons, Adam (Elizabeth), Casey (Whitney) and Dan (Karlee). The joy of his life were his four beautiful grandchildren: Benjamin, Andrew, Kingston and Hazel. Siblings: Tracy Merfeld, Marble Rock, Iowa; Larry (Kathy) Klindworth, Beulah; Karen (Bill) Carpenter, Pennsville, NJ; Colleen (Leland) Reinholt, center; Judy (Jim) Backsen, Lake Ozark, Missouri; and Deb (Paul) Folk, Center.
He was predeceased by his parents, grandparents, little sister, aunts and uncles.
Arrangements led by Barbot Funeral Home, Beulah and Hazen.
Posted by The Bismarck Tribune on September 17, 2021.