Edward Duben

June 3, 1924-Sept. 5, 2018

Edward Duben, 94,

Minot, formerly of

Coleharbor, died on

Wednesday, September 5,

2018 at Trinity Hospital in

Minot. Funeral services

will be held on Monday at

11:00 am at St. Bonaven-

ture Catholic Church in

Underwood. A rosary will

be said on Sunday at 7:00

pm at the church. Burial

will be at the Coleharbor


Visitation will be held

on Sunday from 5 to 7 pm

at the church.

Edward Duben was

born June 3, 1924 in Con-

rath, WI to Anthony and

Anna (Jasenosky) Duben.

He was raised and educat-ed in Wisconsin. He

moved to the Coleharbor

area in the 1950’s because

of the work being done on

the Garrison Dam. It was

at this time that he met

his future wife, Anna


Ed and Anna were mar-

ried on May 23, 1959.

They made their home in



area where they farmed

and raised their 6 chil-

dren. Ed actually built

their house and spent

many, many hours turn-

ing their house into a

home. He was a very hard

worker. While farming, Ed

also worked on various

missile sites in the area as

well as doing carpentry

work at the local power

plants. He later worked as

a janitor for the Colehar-

bor School and for the

City of Coleharbor.

Ed was a soft spoken,

kind and caring man. He

cherished the time he

spent with his children,

grandchildren and

great-grandchildren and

always looked forward to

family get togethers. n his

spare time, Ed spent

countless hours in his gar-

den, which was his pride

and joy. He meticulously

groomed and cared for his

plants and vegetables and

thoroughly enjoyed the

harvest of his labor. Ed

will be truly missed by

his loving wife, Anna, and

all of children, grandchil-

dren, and great grandchil-dren.

Ed is survived by: his

wife Anna, Minot; chil-

dren; Emery (Cindy) Du-

ben, Lansford, ND, Paul

(Ronda) Duben, Garrison,

ND, Julie (Joel) Bergstedt,

Hazen, ND, John (Stacey)

Duben, Coleharbor, ND,

Mary (Marcus) Wertz,

Coleharbor, ND, and An-

thony (Erin) Duben, De-

vils Lake, ND; 15

grandchildren and


great-grandchildren; and

several nieces and


He was preceded in

death by: his parents,

grandson, Thomas Wertz,

and 1 sister, Helen.

To sign the online regis-

ter go to www.garrison