Posted 11/10/15 (Tue)
Arne Obert Leom, 74, of Watford City, N.D., was called home to his Heavily Father on Friday, Nov. 6, 2015, in Bismarck, N.D.
Arne was born, Jan. 18, 1941, in Williston, N.D. ,to Nekolae and Anna Leom.
He grew up on a farm in Bonetraill, N.D., until he entered the first grade, when the family moved to Williston.
He had five sisters, Agnes, Marie, Norma, Nina, Sylvia, and one brother, Kenneth.
He delivered papers for the Minneapolis Star Tribune, both daily and the Sunday paper as his first job. He later worked in the office of the paper, helping to get the papers bundled for delivery to the many paper boys in Williston. One of the office managers was the popular Roy Weatherly, a baseball player for the Williston Oilers.
He later worked for the Coop Super Market from about the time he was a sophomore in high school until he graduated from Williston High School in 1959.
He attended the University of North Dakota at Grand Forks for two years before entering the U.S. Air Force in 1962, and was discharged in 1966.
He then went back to work for the Coop Super Market in Poplar, Mont., for one year and then moved to Beach, N.D., to work for Super Valu Stores as a meat cutter for three years, Millers Fairway Store for three years, and then operated the Beach Locker Plant for three more years. He then went to work for Dakota Farm Equipment as a parts man, and moved to Watford City in 1981, to work for Roughrider Implement, Jerry Harmon Motors in Williston, and Heggen Equipment until 1997. He then managed the Watford City Golf Course for six years and retired in 2003.
He married Kathy Noll, from Golva, N.D., on Aug. 24, 1968. They had two children, Amy and David, both graduating from Watford City High School. Kathy passed away in 1990. He then married Beverly Suelzle on Aug. 14, 1998, in Watford City.
Arne enjoyed playing pinochle, whist, darts, pool, bowling, coin collecting and golf, and managed to get two Hole in Ones at the Watford City Golf Course. Arne and Kenneth played many games of pool against each other and as partners at times.
He is survived by his wife, Beverly; his sisters, Norma Layton, Sylvia (Gary) Jones; his daughter, Amy (Scott) Leingang and their children Nicole, Cheyenne, Tracy, Harlee, Haylee, and Jodi; his son, David (Michele) Leom and their children, Jillian, Hilary, and Thomas. Also sisters-in-law, Lois Leom, Marlene (Bob) Nelson, Marilyn Carlson, Judy (Ray) Clouse, Janet Keohane; and brother-in-laws, Gerald (Beverly) Noll, Rick (Elaine) Noll, Doug (Jean) Sanford; Bev’s children, Mark Suelzle, Tom (Pam) Suelzle; their children, Christopher (Cathrine) Suelzle, Benjamin Suelzle, Deanne (David) Valenzuela; their children, Katelyn and Nick, and Shelley Suelzle. Also 25 nephews, 19 nieces, and one step-great-grandson, Haakon Suelzle, and one great-granddaughter, Ella Suelzle.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his first wife Kathy, three sisters, Agnes, Marie, and Nina, his brother, Kenneth, and 10 brother-in-laws, Alfred Cushing, Darel Marden, Elmer Muncy, Lawrence Layton, Frank Verhasselt, Edwin Rising, Brian Keohane, Terry Brown, Charlie Carlson, and Robert Nelson, and three nephews Robert Cushing, John Keohane, and Roger Marden.
Visitation was at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2015, at Fulkerson Stevenson Funeral Home in Watford City, N.D.
Funeral Mass will be held at the Epiphany Catholic Church at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2015.
Final resting place will be Thursday, Nov. 12, 2015, in the North Dakota Veterans Cemetery in, Mandan, N.D.
Funeral arrangements and services have been entrusted to Fulkerson Stevenson Funeral Home in Watford City, N.D.
Friends may sign the on-line register book and give their condolences at www.fulkersons.com.