Daniel Lawrence Rimmereid, 91, went to be with the Lord on May 17, 2017, at the Lutheran Home of the Good Shepherd, New Rockford, ND.
Daniel was born December 9, 1925, to John and Bertha (Lundeby) Rimmereid, in Lake Washington township of Eddy County, where he also attended school.
He enlisted in the Merchant Marines and was stationed in the Aleutian Islands. On September 24, 1950, he was united in marriage to Vivian Gedrose on the Gedrose family farm, near Brantford, ND, as the First Lutheran Church was being constructed. They made their home on the family farm near New Rockford. Daniel and Vivian were happily married for 66 years, and they moved into New Rockford in 1980.
Daniel farmed the land that he loved for his entire life. He retired in 1990, but continued to help his son farm for 25 more years, until 2015. His true passion was farming the land and being outdoors. In addition to that, he enjoyed hunting, fishing, playing cards, bowling, shuffleboard and spending time with family. Daniel had a love for family; it was something he took great pride in and he enjoyed attending his grandchildren's events of all kinds.
He was an active member of First Lutheran Church and served on numerous boards and committees in the church and the community.
Daniel is survived by his wife of sixty-six years, Vivian, New Rockford; two sons, Dennis (Luann) Rimmereid, New Rockford, and Jerrold Rimmereid, Kansas City, MO; two daughters, Jeanette (Steve) Ackerman, Wahpeton, ND, and Elaine (Steve) Gehrtz, Moorhead, MN; seven grandchildren, Todd Rimmereid, Nikki Rimmereid, Dan (Laura) Ackerman, Casey (Winter) Ackerman, Jessica Gehrtz, Matthew (Kjerstin) Gehrtz, and Michael Gehrtz; one great-grandchild, Sylver Zimmerman, and one brother, Arthur Rimmereid, Maplewood, MN.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Knut and Oliver, and one sister, Gudrid Haven.
Visitation: Sunday, 9AM - 5PM, at Evans Funeral Home, New Rockford.
Prayer Service: Sunday (May 21st) at 7PM in First Lutheran Church, New Rockford
Funeral Service: First Lutheran Church, New Rockford on Monday, May 22, 2017, 10:30AM
Burial: Prairie Home Cemetery, New Rockford
Military Honors: Raymond B. Thorn American Legion, Post #30, New Rockford, and US Navy Honors Team
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