Richard Kerzman

Aug. 8, 1932-Jan. 17, 2017

Richard “Dick” Kerz-

man, 84, Bismarck and

formerly of Roseglen, died

Tuesday January 17,  2017

at a Bismarck care center.

Dick was born August

8, 1932 on the family farm

in western McLean Coun-

ty near Roseglen, North

Dakota, the son of John

and Hildur (Kvaale) Kerz-

man. He was raised on the

farm and educated at a

country school near

Roseglen and later in


Dick was united in mar-

riage to LeeAnn

Mahowald on June 16,

1957 at Immanuel Luth-

eran Church, Roseglen.

They made their home

near Roseglen where they

farmed and raised their

three children; Steve, Rick

and Barb. Aside from his

family, two of Dick’s big-

gest passions in life were

farming/ranching and

music. Dick worked most

of his life on the farm, and

built up a good-sized

operation over the years.

He was active as a 4H

leader and as a leader in

the National Farmers Or-

ganization (NFO). He

loved horses and for a

time raised registered

quarter horses, as well as

cattle and sheep.

Dick was also a talented

musician and vocalist. He

played the guitar, har-

monica, accordion and

keyboard and could play

most anything by ear. He

played in several local

bands through the years

and could be seen often at

jam sessions and music

events around the state.

He won or placed in

numerous talent competi-tions over the 60-plus

years he performed.

Dick’s favorite sports were

boxing and rodeo, and

when time allowed he

could be found most any-

where an event was held.

He loved to visit and talk

about the history of dif-

ferent areas of North

Dakota and the families

who lived there. Dick was

a walking/talking database

of who was related to

whom in at least a four

county area!

Family: Dick is sur-

vived by his daughter,

Barbara (Bruce) Hinks, Sa-

vage, MN and sons, Steve

(Ro) Kerzman, London

England and Rick Kerz-

man, Washburn, ND (sig-

nificant other Robyn Her-

bel); six grandchildren

Tom Kerzman, Sarah Ol-

son, Cody Kerzman, Kris-

tin Kerzman, John Hinks,

Ryan Kerzman, and Willi-

am Hinks; special friend

Sharon Malcomb and

numerous nieces and


Dick was preceded in

death by his parents; wife

LeeAnn; brothers, Harold,

Dennis, Harland, Robert,

Glen, Clinton and Arthur;

sisters, Thelma, Pearl, Hil-

dur and Viola.

Funeral service: Thurs-

day, January 26, 2017 at

11:00 a.m. in Bethany

Lutheran Church, Minot.

Interment: Rosehill

Memorial Park, Minot.

Visitation: Wednesday,

January 25, 2017 from

5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.

in Thomas Family Funeral

Home, Minot.

Those wanting to sign

the online memorial regis-

ter or share memories and

condolences are invited to

use the expressions of

sympathy section at