Victor B. Lybeck

March 21, 1928-June 14, 2021

Victor B. Lybeck, 93, of

Esmond, ND passed away

Monday, June 14, 2021 at

Heart of America Medical

Center in Rugby, ND.

Funeral Service will be

held at 10:30 AM Mon-

day, June 21, 2021 at Trin-

ity Lutheran Church in

Esmond with Pastor

Harold Ovre officiating.

Visitation will take

place from 5:00 PM to

7:00 PM Sunday, June 20,

2021 at the Nelson Fun-

eral Home in Maddock,

ND. Visitation will contin-ue one hour prior to the

service at the church.

Burial will be held at

Bethany Lutheran

Cemetery in rural Es-

mond. Music will be pro-

vided by Becky and Micki


In lieu of flowers,

memorials are preferred

to Esmond VFW Post

#4251: 3716 38th Avenue

NE Esmond, ND 58332 or

the Esmond Cafe: 21 1st

Street NW B, Esmond, ND


Victor Bernard Lybeck

was born March 21, 1928

to Helmer and Clara (Hil-

lestad) Lybeck on the fam-

ily farm in rural Baker,

ND. He graduated from

Baker High School and

furthered his education at

Aakers Business College

in Grand Forks. Victor en-

tered the United States

Navy in 1951, serving on

the USS Saint Paul

Cruiser. Victor served

during the Korean Con-

flict and was stationed in


Victor was united in

marriage to Arlene Sta-

dum on October 4, 1956

at Bethany Lutheran

Church rural Esmond.

The couple lived in

Minot, ND while Victor

continued to work for

Gavin yards. Victor and

Arlene would travel back

to Esmond on the week-

ends to help with the

farming operations. In

1963, the couple moved

back to Arlene’s

grandparents’ homestead

farm rural Esmond where

Victor continued to farm

until his retirement. Ar-

lene passed away No-

vember 2015.

Victor was a member of

Immanuel Lutheran

Church, the Devils Lake

Elks Lodge, and Esmond

VFW Post #4251. He

served on the Esmond

School Board from

1971-1975 and was care-

taker of the Bethany Luth-

eran Cemetery. Victor en-

joyed bowling in his

younger years and com-

pleting woodworking pro-

jects with his scroll saw

later in life. He enjoyed

visiting with family and

friends, talking about ear-

lier years and his time in

Japan. Victor and Arlene

often traveled to attend

USS Saint Paul associa-

tion reunions where he

enjoyed reuniting with

past shipmates.

Victor is survived by:

his children, Susan Zabel

of Minneapolis, MN, Eric

(Nancy) Lybeck of Idaho

Falls, ID, Alan (Cindy) Ly-

beck of Minneapolis, MN

and Paul (Linda) Lybeck

of Leeds, ND; grandchil-

dren, Hannah (Greg) Or-

demann, Carter and Tim

Lybeck, Clara, Andrew

and Adam Lybeck, Katri-

na Foster and Kaylee Ly-

beck; great-grandchild, Blaire Foster; sister,

Clenora (Lybeck) Re-

verend Chester Hoversten.

He was preceded in

death by: his wife of 59

years, Arlene; parents,

Helmer and Clara Lybeck;

brother, Erling (MaryAnn)


Online condolences

may be left at



The Nelson Funeral

Home of Maddock is in

charge of the arrange-