Harold DeWayne “Curly” Trett

Sept. 26, 1923 – Jan. 7, 2020

Harold DeWayne Trett

(Curly), 96, Minot, form-

erly of Oakes, ND, died,

Tuesday, January 7, 2020

in a Minot Nursing Home.

Harold was born Sep-

tember 26, 1923 at Elliott,

North Dakota, the son of

Wilbur and Ethel (Lind-

berg) Trett. He was raised

and educated at Lisbon,

Texas and Oakes, North

Dakota, where he graduat-ed from Oakes High

school in 1931. He attend-ed business college in Far-

go for a year, prior to

working for Phillip and

Son’s and Tennefos Con-

struction. He was once

married to Gertrude Ten-


Harold was united in

marriage to Jane M. Lang

on May 15, 1954 in

McClusky, ND. They lived

in North Dakota and

South Dakota, while he

worked road construction

for 25 years for Tennefos

Construction. They lived

in West Fargo until 1974,

when they purchased a

resort on White Earth

Lake near Waubun, MN

and later owned Curly’s

Corner. Operating the bar

there for seven years until

they moved to Detroit

Lakes, MN, where they

managed apartment build-

ings, condos and storage

units until retiring in

1983. They moved to

Minot in 2009 to be closer

to family. Jane died De-

cember 11, 2010.

Harold was a member

of the Methodist Faith and

the Detroit Lakes Eagles

Club. He enjoyed fishing

and hunting.

Harold is survived by

his children, Marty (Sher-

ry) Trett, Minot, Blair

(Danette) Trett, Chandler,

AZ and Susan Dennis,

Omaha, NE; 11 grandchil-dren and 8 great


Harold was preceded

in death by his parents;

wife, Jane; sons, Michael

and Terrance; along with

his brothers, Marty and

Richard and a sister, Boni-


Celebration of Life ser-

vice: 10:00 a.m. Friday,

January 10, 2020 at the

Thomas Family Funeral

Home, Minot.

Interment: Sunset

Memorial Gardens,

Bismarck, ND.

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