Dennis Aberle

Dennis Aberle, 76,

formerly of Minot and

Burlington, ND, passed

away at his home in El-

lensburg, WA following a

heroic battle with cancer.

Dennis was born May 10,

1942 in Karlsruhe ND, the

son of Anton “Tony” and

Anna (Feist) Aberle. He

was raised on a farm and

educated in Karlsruhe,

Surrey and Minot.

Dennis was united in

marriage to Kathleen

Neiss of Balta, ND on Oc-

tober 18, 1961.

Dennis served in the

North Dakota Army Na-

tional Guard, where he

was called to Fort Riley,

KS during the Cuban Mis-

sile Crisis.

Dennis was the “D” in

famed B&D Market locat-

ed on 3rd St NE in Minot.

The store was known for

its caramel rolls and meat

department. He and his

brother-in-law, Bennie

Mosser, operated several

grocery stores in Minot

during the mid-1970s and

1980s. Dennis moved his

family to Burlington, ND

in 1974, where they all

became active members of

the community. He also

built a career over 25

years at Boeing working

logistics on the Minute

Man and MX missile sys-

tems around the country

and England until his re-

tirement. After retiring he

and his son Jay operated

the Aberle Cattle Com-

pany raising grass fed beef

in Ellensburg, WA. He

took pride in his ability to

raise 100 calves per year

on less than 100 acres of

land following successful

strategies of grass and wa-

ter management.

Dennis touched the

lives of everyone he knew

and far beyond. His hall-

mark smile, infectious wit

and always friendly

demeanor enamored

everyone he knew.

Surviving family in-

cludes: Children, Jay

(Brenda Mariner), El-

lensburg WA, Serena

(Tracy Zietz), Minot,

Curtis (Dee Leeks), San

Antonio, TX, Paula (Mark

Vye) Cheyenne, WY and

Heidi Haselbeck, Chey-

enne, WY; 12 treasured

grandchildren; 8 great-

grandchildren; brothers,

Clarence (Amy), Kenneth

(Lori), Sally (Ben Mosser),

Delores (Melvin Gefroh),

Elaine (Leo) Neiss and

Marcy (William) Watson;

son-in-law, Kurt Hasel-

beck; daughter-in-law,

Marie Brenden; lifelong

friend, Judy Eckart; si-

blings-in-law, Bergetta

(Emmanuel) Hagar, Ar-

lene (Vance) Castleman,

Lorraine (Archie) Schwan,

Beverly (Duane) Anderson

and John Neiss; and many

nieces and nephews, who

he cherished.

Dennis was preceded in

death by his wife, Kath-

leen; parents, Anton and

Anna; and other members

of the Aberle and Neiss


Mass of Christian Buri-

al: Monday, November

19, 2018 at 10:30 a.m. at

Our Lady of Grace Cathol-

ic Church, Minot, ND.

Interment: Rosehill

Memorial Park, Minot,


Vigil Prayer Service:

Sunday at 5:00 p.m. at

Thompson-Larson Fun-

eral Home, Minot, ND.

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