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C.R. ‘Dick’ McCurdy

Aug. 22, 1925-Sept. 20, 2012

September 23, 2012
Minot Daily News

C.R. "Dick" McCurdy, 87, of Cavalier, passed away Thursday, Sept. 20, 2012, at Wedgewood Manor in Cavalier.

Dick was born Aug. 22, 1925, at Backoo, N.D., to Albert C. and Alice (Ballard) McCurdy. He graduated from the Walhalla High School in 1944. He attended the State School of Science in Wahpeton. He married Helen F. Brown on Oct. 28, 1950. He served in the Army for two years. Following his service, he returned to the McCurdy family farm where he farmed. He owned and operated the McCurdy Shop in rural Cavalier for many years before retiring and moving into Cavalier.

Dick was a member of the Cavalier Presbyterian Church where he served as an elder. He was the treasurer of Advance Township and served on the hospital board for Pembina County Memorial Hospital. He was a member of Tongue River Lodge #22, Scottish Rite, Knights of Commander Court of Honor, York Rite, Kem Temple Shriners and Laverne J. Thompson American Legion Post #11 of Cavalier.

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Dick is survived by: his children, Debbie Rham, of Minot, David (Deborah) McCurdy, of Cavalier, Rita McCurdy, of Golden, Colo.; grandchildren, Greg Rham, Kristin Schlenker, Sarah Hinnenkamp, John McCurdy, Kent McCurdy, Jordan Tracy, Taylor Tracy; one great-grandchild, Kadence McCurdy; sister, Mary Barth, of Missoula, Mont.

He was preceded in death by: his parents; wife, Helen; brother, James McCurdy; and sister, Laura Park.

The funeral service will be Wednesday, Sept. 26, 10:30 a.m. at Cavalier Presbyterian Church, in Cavalier.

Interment will be at Cavalier Cemetery, Cavalier. Military rites by Laverne J. Thompson American Legion Post #11 in Cavalier and North Dakota National Guard Honor Guard in Grand Forks.

Visitation will be Tuesday, from 5 to 7 p.m. with a masonic service at 7 p.m., at Jensen-Askew Funeral Home in Cavalier, and Wednesday, one hour prior to service, at the church.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to the Shriners Hospital or Wedgewood Manor, Cavalier.

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