George Dennis Egge

March 27, 1942-Feb. 4, 2020

George Dennis Egge

passed away unexpected-

ly on February 4, 2020 in

a Lakeland, FL hospital.

Dennis was born March

27, 1942 in Bottineau, ND

to George and Edna

(Johnston) Egge. He at-

tended elementary school

in Omemee and graduated

as valedictorian from Bot-

tineau High School.

Growing up on a farm cul-

tivated his love of agricul-

ture. He earned his

Bachelor’s Degree in

Agronomy and his

Master’s Degree in Agri-

cultural Economics from

North Dakota State

University. In 1966 he

married the love of his

life, Georgia Porath.

Dennis lived a life of

service to God, family,

church, and community.

His faith in God was evi-

dent to all who knew him.

Spending time with his

wife, children, and

grandchildren was his

greatest joy. He and Geor-

gia served in many capa-

cities in their local

churches and in Latin

American missions.

Dennis worked as an

agricultural extension

agent in McLean(1967),

Benson(1969), and Ward

(1975) Counties in ND. He

enjoyed interacting with

farmers and the commun-ity through personal visits

and local media. His

awards included Out-

standing County Exten-

sion Agent of the Year,

State Soil Conservation

Professional of the Year,

and State Crop Improve-

ment Professional of the

Year. He also received the

ND Distinguished Service

Award for County Exten-

sion Agents. Dennis

served as President of the

ND County Extension

Agent Association, Re-

gional Director of the

Recognition and Awards

Committee of the National

County Extension Agents’

Association, and

President of Rotary Club.

In 1997, Dennis retired

and he and his wife

moved to Florida, spend-

ing their time traveling

and visiting family and


Dennis is survived by:

his wife Georgia of 53

years, his daughters Lau-

rie (Alan) Verbitsky of

Minot, ND and Shannon

(Will) Heaven of Ewa

Beach, HI,

daughter-in-law Jessica

Egge of Minot, ND,

grandchildren Nikolai

Verbitsky, Kathryn

(Diego) Carvajal, Karena

Verbitsky, Zion Heaven,

Raquel Egge, and Sofia

Egge, sister-in-law Gail

(Rick) Buck.

He was preceded in

death by: his parents, his

infant sister Cheryl, and

his son Darin.

Memorial services will

be held in Lakeland, FL

on Tuesday, February 11

and at a future date in

Minot, ND.