Dean Serr

Aug. 12, 1946-March 15, 2017

Dean Serr, 70, Minot,

ND, passed away Wednes-

day, March 15, 2017, in

his home after a short ill-

ness with lung cancer.

Dean Lloyd Serr was

born August 12, 1946 to

Jacob and Louise (Swobo-

da) Serr in Blue Grass

Township, Morton Coun-

ty, North Dakota. He was

raised in Glen Ullin, ND

and graduated high school

in 1964.

He enlisted in the US

Army July 17, 1964, and

served a tour in Vietnam.

He achieved the rank of

Sgt. E-5 and was honor-

ably discharged in July of


Following his honorable

discharge from the Army,

he attended Bismarck

Junior College and gra-

duated with an Associate

of Arts Degree in 1969. He

then furthered his educa-

tion by attending the

University of North Dako-

ta in Grand Forks, where

he graduated with a

Bachelor of Science de-

gree in Industrial Tech-

nology in 1971. He began

his teaching career in the

Kansas City, Missouri

school system from

1972-1973 before moving

to Minot, where he taught

in the Minot Public

Schools until 2008.

He was united in mar-

riage to Peggy Lynne Mor-

lang in 1983 in Minot. To

this union, a son, Corey

Dean Serr, who was the

light of his life, was born.

Dean always said the best

things that ever happened

to him were his wife and


His hobbies were hunt-

ing, gardening, canning,

sausage making, and the

home improvements.

Dean made their home

into a beautiful place to

live after the devastating

2011 flood. The yard was

immaculate. He worked

feverously on both. He

was in the process of fin-

ishing their downstairs

before he became ill.

Dean especially enjoyed

hunting every weekend

with Corey and later with

his friend Cal. He enjoyed

his weekly drives in the

country side with Peggy

and visiting his

mother-in-law, Fern, at

Edgewood Vista several

times a week. Dean’s

greatest joy was being

with his wife and son.

That’s when he was the

happiest. He loved them

deeply and would have

done anything for them.

He will be deeply

missed by all who knew

him. God Bless the

memory of Dean Serr.

Dean is survived by:

his wife of 33 years, Peg-

gy, Minot; son, Corey,

Minot; brothers, Monte,

Bob (Marge), Dale, and

Jack; sister, Sharon (Gary)

Thomas; and numerous

brothers and

sisters-in-law, nieces, and


Dean is preceded in

death by: his parents;


father-in-law, Truman Ol-

son; and sister-in-law,

Jackie Hoff.

Funeral: Tuesday,

March 21, 2017, at 1:00

p.m. at Our Redeemer’s

Lutheran Brethren

Church, Minot.

Interment: Wednesday

at 2:00 pm at North Dako-

ta Veterans Cemetery,

Mandan, ND.

Visitation: Monday

from 5 to 7 p.m. at

Thompson-Larson Fun-

eral Home, Minot.

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