Martin Oen

March 22, 1926-Nov. 7, 2020

Martin Gilbert Oen, 94,

Georgetown, Texas died

there on November 7,


Gil was born to Gilbert

and Clara Gaardsmoe Oen

in Minot, North Dakota on

March 22, 1926. He graduated from Minot High

School in 1944. Gil

earned a Bachelor’s degree

in math and science from

Minot State Teachers College and a Master’s degree

in education from the

University of North Dakota in 1965. He began his

teaching career in Upham

and moved to Willow City

in 1953 where he taught

science, mathematics, and

music until 1974. After he

retired from teaching he

was the manager at the

Willow City Farm Supply.

Gil was an active

member of First Lutheran

Church in Willow City

and other community organizations. Mr. Oen had

married Myrna Kirkeide

on June 4, 1949. In 2006

they moved to Havre,

Montana and later he

moved to Texas.

He is survived by their

three children, Marlyne

Reinke, Georgetown, Texas, Linda Pan – Los

Angeles, California and

Paul – Perth, Australia.

He also leaves 8


He was preceded in

death by his wife onJanuary 16, 2010.

A graveside service will

be held at the Willow City

Memorial Park Cemetery.

Please visit: www.

niewoehnerfh.com for the

latest information about

the service. All attending

should wear a mask and

maintain social distancing.

Niewoehner Funeral

Home – Rugby – 701-

776- 6222