George Thomas Sattler

Nov. 25, 1925-Feb. 5, 2018

George Thomas Sattler,

the son of Sylvester and

Kathrine (Thomas) Sattler

was born on November

25, 1925 in Devils Lake,

North Dakota. He died at

the age of 92 years on

Monday, February 5, 2018

at his home in Southview

Estates Assisted Care in

Rugby, North Dakota.

George was reared in

the rural Knox, North

Dakota home of his

parents and received his

education in the Knox

School through the 8th

grade. Following school,

he worked on the family

farm and for area farmers

until he was inducted into

the U.S. Army on De-

cember 14, 1944. George

served in the Army Medi-

cal Corp. in Texas, Mis-

souri and the Philippine

Islands until his honor-

able discharge on De-

cember 1, 1946. After ser-

vice, he returned to Knox

and worked in the

Wurgler Garage. On June

7, 1948, he was united in

marriage to Patricia Ruth

Nesvig at St. Mary’s

Catholic Church in Knox.

The couple lived in Knox

for a while then moved to

Rugby where George

worked at McGuire’s Auto

and did farming for Andy

Johnson in the Willow

City area. After several

years farming with and for

Andy, George and Patricia

rented the farm operation

from Andy, later purchas

ing it. The couple raised

their eight children on

that farm. In 1982,

George and Patricia re-

tired to Rugby from the

everyday farm operation,

turning it over to their

son, Randy. Although he

moved off the farm, it did

not stop him from helping

Randy until he was 86

years of age. Still, you

could find him last year

in the cab of the combine.

Patricia died January 20,


George was a member

of Little Flower Catholic

Church, the Knights of

Columbus, Rugby Eagles,

the Clarence Larson

American Legion, Rugby,

and the Minot Moose

Lodge. Highlighted pas-

times were dancing, play-

ing golf and the love of

the farm.

Survivors include his

children, Georgene (Ike)

Willer, Robbie (Susan)

Sattler and Renae (Dan)

Holt, all of Bismarck, Rod-

ney on the farm and Ryan

(Sonja) Sattler, all of Wil-

low City; 12 grandchil-

dren; 15

great-grandchildren; two

brothers, Simon of Rugby

and Gabe (Nina) of Bot-

tineau; one sister, Rose

Marie (Floyd) Randal of

Billings, Montana; several

nieces, nephews, other re-

latives and friends. He

was preceded in death

by: his wife of 67 years;

children, Cynthia Sattler

Fagan, Rick and Randy;

granddaughter, Kaitlin

Sattler; sister, Kathrine

Massine; brothers, Syl-

vester, Andrew, Wende-

lin, Paul and Adam

Sattler; and his parents.

Mass of Christian Buri-

al will be held at 11:00

a.m. Saturday, Feb. 10th

at the Little Flower

Catholic Church in Rugby

with spring burial in the

church cemetery. Father

Tom Graner, Celebrant

Visitation: be held on

Friday from 5 to 7 p.m.

with a rosary and vigil

prayer service starting at 7

p.m. Visitation will con-

tinue Monday from 9 a.m.

until 10:30 a.m., all in the

Anderson Funeral Home,

Rugby. There will be no

reviewal in the church.

Military Honors Ac-

corded by the Clarence

Larson American Legion

Honor & Color Guard and

the North Dakota Military

Honors Detail Organist:

Glenda Mack


Robert Graber

Casket Bearers: Grand-

sons, Chad & Shane Ber-

geron, Bradley, Joshua,

Jeffrey, Gregory, David,

Thomas, Keenan Sattler &

Cole Anderson

Arrangements with the

Anderson Funeral Home

of Rugby.