Dion Palen

Nov. 12, 1965-Jan. 4, 2021

Dion Palen, 55, Minot,

passed away January 4,

2021 at Trinity Hospital in


Dion was born on No-

vember 12, 1965 in Minot

to Larry and Karen (Hurl-

bert) Palen. He attended

school at Bell School and

Sawyer Public School,

Class of 1984.

Dion married Mary

Rennich on June 3, 1986.

He served in the United

States Army and they

lived in Germany and

Colorado before moving

back to North Dakota and

residing in Minot, ND.

In Minot, Dion worked

as a mechanic and later

owned and operated Tro-

phy Tackle along with his

wife, Mary.

Dion had a great sense

of humor and loved fish-

ing and playing dice

games. He will be sorely

missed by all his loved


Dion was preceded in

death by: his wife, Mary

and father-in-law, George


Dion is survived by: his

parents, Larry and Karen

Palen of Bismarck; his sis-

ter; Wendy (Robert) Bohr-

er and their children Dal-

ton (Nicole) Bohrer, Daw-

son Bohrer, Delaney Bohr-

er, and great-niece Addis-

on Bohrer, all of Mandan;

his mother-in-law Kath-

leen Lanz, and numerous

nephews, nieces, cousins,

in-laws, aunts and uncles.

A book signing will be

held on January 23, 2021

from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00

p.m. in Thomas Family

Funeral Home, Minot.

There will be no formal

memorial service.

Inurnment: North

Dakota Veterans

Cemetery, Rural Mandan,

Spring 2021.

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