Dean J. Durick

Feb. 27, 1944-June 9, 2019

Dean J. Durick, of

Bowbells, ND, passed

away on Sunday, June 9,

2019 following a nearly

ten year battle with brain

cancer. He was 75.

Dean James Durick was

born on February 27,

1944, to James and Marie

(Powell) Durick in Crosby,

ND. He attended school

through the eighth grade

at St. Agnes Catholic

School in Kenmare then

graduated from Bowbells

High School in 1962.

On June 6, 1962, Dean

enlisted in the United

States Army. He proudly

served his country, receiv-ing the Good Conduct

Medal, Marksman Badge

and Expert Rifle Badge.

He was honorably

discharged on March 16,

1964. Following his

discharge he returned to

Bowbells to pursue his

love of farming and ranch-


On June 15, 1968, Dean

was united in marriage to

Jean Schoemer in Ken-

mare. They made their

home on the Durick farm-

stead, where they raised

their children, Bradley

and Shelley. Dean loved

farming. He was a driven

man and wanted every-

thing maintained, perfect

and clean. Many did not

realize it but he was a

master mechanic and

could fix or build any-

thing if he wanted to. He

enjoyed working on com-

puters and for many years

flying his 150 Cessna

around the area.

Dean was one who nev-

er wanted to burden any-

one and always put help-

ing others ahead of his

own needs. He was a

life-long member of the

St. Joseph’s Catholic

Church in Bowbells, and

served on the Minnesota

Township board in Burke


Those Who Shared In

His Life: his wife of nearly

51 years, Jean of

Bowbells; son, Bradley

(Lisa) Durick, Grand

Forks, ND; daughter,

Shelley (Jarrod) Finseth,

Glyndon, MN; grandchil-

dren, Katherine Finseth,

Joshua Finseth and Bra-

den Durick; brother Tom

Durick; in-laws, Mary

Wittich, Marge (Frank)

Ratti, Jim (Jackie) Schoe-

mer and Bill (Carlotta)

Schoemer; several nieces,

nephews and cousins.

He was preceded in

death by: parents, father

and mother-in-law,

Mathew and Katherine

Schoemer; brother,

Jerome Durick; sister,

Mary Lee Durick;

brother-in-law, Daryl Wit-

tich; aunts, uncles and


Visitation: Thursday,

June 13, 2019 from 4:30

until 7 pm at St. Agnes

Catholic Church, Ken-

mare, ND.

Vigil Prayer Service:

Thursday, June 13, 2019

at 7 pm at St. Agnes

Catholic Church, Ken-


Mass of Christian Buri-

al: Friday, June 14, 2019

at 11 am at St. Agnes

Catholic Cemetery, Ken-

mare, ND.

Burial: St. Agnes

Catholic Cemetery, Ken-

mare, ND.