John R. Delebo
John R. Delebo
John Robert Delebo passed away peacefully on March 9th, 2018, at Maple Manor Care Center in Langdon, ND. He was born October 25, 1927, in Langdon, ND. After graduating from St. Alphonsus High School in 1945, he enlisted in the US Army. Following his two years of service, he entered St John's University in Collegeville, MN, graduating in 1951 with a degree in economics. He then attended the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service, while working for Minnesota Senator Hubert Humphrey. He met his first wife, Joyce Peterson, while they were both working for the Senator. They moved from Washington, DC back to Langdon, working for O.S. Johnson until he was appointed postmaster in 1964, a position in which he served until his retirement in 1994. After the death of his first wife, he married Arlaine Short of Langdon in 1994. John was active in the Langdon community, as a founding director of Farmers and Merchants bank, as a member of the Cavalier County Memorial Hospital Board, and the Cavalier County Job Development Authority. He was also a charter member of the Langdon Eagles Club Aerie #3454 and belonged to the American Legion, the Knights of Columbus and the Northern Lights Arts Council. John was an outgoing, energetic, and friendly man with a gentle manner and a delightful sense of humor. His kind spirit will be greatly missed by his family and friends. Surviving John are his wife Arlaine, son John Brian (Terri), grandsons Ross and Jack, stepson Bob Short, sister Geneva, and brothers Thomas and Donald, as wells as numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Joyce; parents John George and Rose Delebo; and siblings William, Mary, Olga, Peter, Henry, Nickolas, and Eileen.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, March 16, 2018, at St. Alphonsus Parish Center in Langdon, ND. Visitation will take place from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 15, 2018, at Brooks Funeral Home in Langdon and for one hour prior to service time at the Parish Center on Friday. In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to be sent to St. Alphonsus Foundation or Maple Manor Care Center Foundation. Brooks Funeral Home of Langdon, ND, is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences available at www.brooksfuneralhomelangdon.com .