May 3, 1950-July 18, 2014
Dr. Perry Jay Nermoe, 64, Towner , died July 18, 2014, doing what he loved, farming.
Perry was born to Palmer Joseph Nermoe and his wife, Pauline Margaret Thordarson Nermoe, in Rugby on May 3, 1950. He grew up on his family ranch in Gilmore Township, McHenry County. He graduated with honors from Upham High School in 1968 as co-salutatorian. He continued his education by earning an associate degree from North Dakota State University at Bottineau. He was honored in the "Who's Who Among Student's" in American Junior Colleges.
He finished his education at the University of Minnesota with a degree of doctor of veterinary medicine. He then started his career as a veterinarian in Gonvik, Minn.
Seeing the need for animal health services, he returned to North Dakota in 1980 and opened the Towner Veterinary Service. He operated the clinic and served the area ranches with devotion until 1999. He also operated the Rugby Veterinary Clinic for a time. After leaving the clinic, Perry continued his dedication to help area ranchers with their livestock as a free-lance vet. He also provided veterinary services to the Rugby Livestock Auction, something he truly enjoyed. You could always find him at the auction on a Thursday morning.
Aside from his dedication to veterinary medicine he was an avid farmer and rancher in Gilmore and Hougom Township which was his true passion. You would most often find Perry tending to his cattle or out in the field haying while listening to a game of either the Minnesota Twins or Minnesota Vikings, his two favorite teams.
He will be remembered for his devotion to serving area ranchers and their livestock. He was a giving man that could never decline a request for assistance from his friends and neighbors.
He married Patricia Fassett in Portal on Sept. 4, 1971. They were later divorced.
Perry's loving family include: his children, Brandon Nermoe, Fargo, Andrea and her husband Brian Boschert, Glenburn, Preston and his wife, Alisha Nermoe, Fargo, and Calli Nermoe, Minot; brother, Neil, Minot; fiance, Judy Erickson, Towner; three grandchildren, Logan Butler and Gracie and Henry Boschert, whom he enjoyed very much; Sister-in-law, Marilyn Nermoe-Fisher, Velva; and nieces, Brenda Lundblad, Laramie, Wyo., Connie Bryant, Bismarck, and Rachel Moen, Newburg.
He was preceded in death by his parents in 1999, his sister, Nancy, in 1966 and his brother Gene in 2004.
Funeral services will be held at Zion Lutheran Church in Towner on July 23, 2014 at 2 p.m. with Rev. Linda Wimmer and Wally Fretland officiating. Members of the church choir will provide music for the service.
Casketbearers will be Denver Goodman, Tom Harmon, Kolin Johnson, Wayne Latendresse, Roger Livedalen, Alan and John Marshall, Carter McBeth, and Tim Podoll.
Burial will be at the Melankton Lutheran Cemetery at Upham.
Visitation will be Tuesday at the Niewoehner Funeral Home in Rugby from 3 to 9 p.m. with a family service at 6 p.m.
(Niewoehner Funeral Home, Rugby)