Robert John Green

Dec. 12, 1948-Sept. 12, 2020

Robert John Green, 71,

Towner, died at the Heart

of America Medical

Center in Rugby on Sep-

tember 12, 2020.

Bob was born on De-

cember 12, 1948 in Rugby

to Ross and Eveline (Nel-

son) Green. He was raised

on the family farm near

Towner and graduated

from Towner High School

in 1967.

Bob attended North

Dakota State University

where he received his

bachelor’s degree in An-

imal Science in 1971.

Those that knew Bob

know he often used his

B.S. During his college

years, he was a member of

the NDSU Saddle and Sir-

loin Club and NDSU

Rodeo Team

Bob married Diane

Goodman on December

20, 1969. They lived in

Hettinger for a short time

before returning to the

Towner area. Diane died

on October 7, 1975. On

September 3, 1976 he

married Gwen Aadnes in


Bob farmed and

ranched in Wager Town-

ship – McHenry County

all of his life. Bob was

passionate about ranching

and was a promoter and

advocate of innovative

grazing practices. He

loved his Shire draft

horses. He bought his first

Shire stud horse in 1979

and thus began many

years of raising, breaking

and enjoying many other

events with his horses.

We all have memories of

snow snakes, snipe hunt-

ing, or “falling” off Bob’s

sleigh. Bob was an active

member of North Dakota

Draft Horse Association

and served as President in

past years, in addition to

being the editor of the

newsletter for nearly 20

years. Bob also put his

B.S. to work announcing

at various draft horse

events and his Facebook

Live pasture walks. In ad-

dition to his draft horses,

Bob also had dairy cattle

for many year and contin-ued to raise beef cattle. He

enjoyed good whiskey,

spending time with family

and neighbors, and head-

ing to NDDHA field days.

Mr. Green is survived

by: his wife, Gwen and

his children, Terry Jones

& Gail Mahle – Towner;

Marci Green & Jose Gon-

zalez – Brookings, South

Dakota; Justin Green and

Carmen Moe – Minot;

and James Green – Town-

er. He leaves 8

grandchildren and 5

great-grandchildren. In

addition he leaves sisters,

LaDonna Saari – Lake

Metigoshe, Sharon Mayer

– Bismarck; Betty Amon

– Colorado Springs, and

Sue McLean – Menoken,

North Dakota.

Bob was preceded in

death by: his first wife,

Diane and his parents.

Memorial services will

be held at Towner City

Park in Towner on Satur-

day, September 19, 2020

at 1:00 P.M. His

grandchildren: Chelsea

Meyers, Dustin & Kaitlyn

Jones, Kendal & Bryce

Green, Remington Peter-

sen, and Tomas & Sofia

Gonzalez will serve as urn

bearers. Service will be

broadcast on Facebook on

Zion Lutheran Church

Towner Facebook page.

Members of the North

Dakota Draft Horse Asso-

ciation are asked to serve

as honorary bearers. Wal-

ly Fretland will officiate.

Lunch will be served with

Burial to follow at Towner

Union Cemetery.

Even though Covid-19

restrictions have been

somewhat relaxed, guests

are urged to observe social

distancing and to wear fa-

cial coverings if possible.

On line tributes at