Rory D. Idler, 30, of Alexander, died early Saturday morning March 23, 2013, due to injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident near Arnegard.
Rory Dwyer Idler was born into this world Dec. 14, 1982, at Washoe Medical Center, Reno, Nev., to Patty and Randy Idler. He graduated with honors from Reno High School in 2001. His hard work and perseverance earned him a Black Belt in Tae Kwan Do in 1994. Rory captained the Reno High Ski Team and was a member of the Kirkwood Ski Patrol during the 2005-06 ski seasons. He graduated from Colorado College in 2005 with a bachelor's degree in international political economics. While at Colorado College, he was an avid rugby player and was captain of the college team his senior year. He was active in politics, working for several campaigns, managing finances and organizing volunteers on several major political campaigns in Colorado and Nevada. Rory was quick to make an impact on everyone he met. Recently, he moved to North Dakota where he founded Roryality LLC and was in the process of developing land and had arranged to farm this summer. He was also currently employed as managing director of GPOM, and Greaser LLC.
Rory had a passion for traveling and engaging people of all cultures and walks of life. He studied in Russia, Vietnam and Cambodia. His travels took him to France, Belgium, Italy, Belize and Costa Rica. Additionally he went to Panama and Mexico on Christian missions. He was engaged in a nonprofit organization for foreign improvement called Boots for Peace.
Rory relished hunting through wheat fields and brush patches in North Dakota with his dog, Holiday. Nearly every autumn day would find him hunting with friends or alone with Holiday.
Rory had a strong faith in God and enjoyed telling others about Him. Rory always was passionate and active both when it came to work and when it came to having fun. Always the life of the party, he would lead people to play games, go on trips, or set up elaborate practical jokes. He was quick with a joke and a smile or a helping hand depending on what the situation required. He had a sharp wit, kind heart and gregarious nature. He was very well read and could converse intelligently on a wide variety of subjects. His relentless search for truth meant he was not hesitant about sharing his opinions and would back them with a literature of facts and arguments, but was always open to new information. He could be found late at night with his younger brother and friends, debating passionately subjects ranging from economics to religion to philosophy. On any scope of topic, ranging from the greater meaning of life to the definition of brown bear, one could get a real education just listening to them.
He loved his friends and family whole heartedly and was always there for them. He was true blue and always the reliable friend to go to.
His life was much too promising to be ended prematurely in a motor vehicle accident west of Watford City.
He is survived by: his parents, Randy and Patricia Idler, and his brother, Randy Keegan Idler, of Reno, Nev., and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his grandfathers and grandmother.
Rory, we love you and will miss you each moment of each day.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, March 30, at 11 a.m., at Cross Point Church in Watford City. Pastor Sam Coleman and Jason Guinasso will officiate.
Interment will be held at the Alexander Cemetery.
A family service will be held Friday at 5 p.m. at the Cross Point Wesleyan Church with a dinner to follow.
Friends may call at the Fulkerson Funeral Home in Watford City on Friday from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and on Saturday, an hour prior to services, at the church.
Friends may share memories of Rory with family at (www.fulkersons.com).