LeOtis Olney

March 30, 1940-April 15,2021

LeOtis Dale Olney, age

81, of Lignite ND passed

away on April 15, 2021 at

St. Lukes Care Center,

Crosby ND.

A Memorial service

will be 1:00 PM on Thurs-

day, April 22, 2021 at

Christ Lutheran Church in

Lignite with Pastor Janet

Gwin officiating. Inurn-

ment will follow at 4:00

PM at Lakeview Cemetery

in Kenmare, North Dako-


LeOtis was born to Dale

and Ruth (Moen) Olney,

March 30, 1940 in Ken-

mare, ND. March 30th

also being Ruth’s birth-

day. LeOtis was raised on

the family farm 11 miles

east of Northgate until

1949 when the family

moved to the Hugh

McGillivary farm at

Northgate, remaining

there until 1957 when

they sold the cattle and

farm equipment and

moved to Kenmare.

LeOtis stayed with LeRoy

and Marlene Heth in Flax-

ton, finishing high school

there and graduating with

the Class of 1958. After

high school, LeOtis

worked for his uncler

Clair Olney custom com-

bining and trucking; as

well as for area farmers.

In 1959, LeOtis married

a schoolmate. To this un-

ion four children were

born; LuAnn, Leon, Lyn-

nette, and Linda. LeOtis

married Carol Lee Skar-

phol (Reistad) on June 19,

1980 in Lignite where

they lived and LeOtis was

engaged in the service sta-

tion and bulk fuel busi-

ness working with West-

land Oil Co., Behm fami-

ly, Conoco, Farstad Oil,

and Sinclair. In 1986,

LeOtis and Carol incor-

porated and became

Wheatland Oil Co, Inc. In

1986, LeOtis purchased

the former “Country Boy”

and it became known as

the WO Truck Stop-North

Star Cafe., operating until

1996. Wheatland hauled

its own product from area

terminals, also offering

bulk-loads to farmers and

oil rigs until December of

2015. LeOtis enjoyed the

many good times visiting

with family, friends, and

customers at Wheatland

Oil over the years. In

2016, due to ill health,

LeOtis retired and sold his

business of almost 50


LeOtis served many

years on the Lignite city

council, Christ Lutheran

Church council, the Lig-

nite Economic Develop-

ment Corporation, and he

was a strong supporter of

his community, 4-H, and

the Lignite Community

Center. LeOtis had a love

for classic cars and older

vehicles which had him

entering many car shows

and parades. LeOtis and

Carol shared a love of

country music and NAS-

CAR Cup series racing.

They traveled to Nash-

ville, TN, to several NAS-

CAR tracks throughout

the US, and attended

many area country music

concerts through the

years. They also enjoyed

meeting fellow business-

men at many ND Petrole-

um Marketers Association

conventions and tire

shows across the state.

Those sharing in his

life: LeOtis is survived by

his loving wife Carol of

Lignite, children LuAnn

(Craig) Renner, Alamo,

Leon Olney, Minot, Lyn-

nette (Jeff) Weltikol, Linda

Olney, Williston, Ryan

(Stephanie) Reistad,

McGregor, Cheryl (Micha-

el) Milne, Westminster

CO, and Russel Reistad,

Carthage TX , grandchil-

dren: Kyle (Alissa)

Renner, Erika (Doug)

Wurtsbaugh, Morgan Fal-

dalen, Stacy (Kevin) Craft,

Stephanie Olney, Derek

Olney, Chad (Brittany)

Baumann, Corey (Sarah)

Baumann, Cole (Lindsay)

Weltikol, Layne Lucy,

Victoria Erickson, Jacob

Reistad, Alexander Milne,

and Bailey Reistad,

numerous great children,

cousins, nieces, and


LeOtis was preceded in

death by his parents,

grandson Cody Olney and

infant brother, grandson

Daniel Baumann,

grandson-in-law Lucas

Faldalen, and nephew

Trevor Skarphol.

Stakston-Martin Funeral

Home of Crosby is in

charge of the arrange-