Robert L. Dearinger, 77, of Walhalla, ND, passed away Friday, April 23, 2021 at Altru Hospital in Grand Forks of complications from heart surgery. Funeral Service will be held Wednesday, April 28, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. at the Walhalla Lutheran Church, Walhalla, ND. In lieu of flowers memorials are preferred to the Walhalla Ambulance Service or Faith in Action.
Robert was born to Oscar and Carolina (Thomasson) Dearinger on January 14, 1944. He was the sixth out of ten children. On March 22, 1966, Robert married his beautiful bride, Linda Pitcher. They made their home in Walhalla, ND. He worked for area farmers until he started his own salvage yard.
He will be remembered for his generosity and his honesty. He had a huge heart for children and being a foster parent for 25 years. He and Linda were foster parents of the year in 2002.
Robert could always be found at an auction sale, making friends wherever he went. He was always joking around.
We are so grateful God gave us this wonderful man, that he is no longer in pain and that he’s with his momma.
He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Linda; children: Daniel (Terise) Dearinger, of Cummings; Jennifer (Tim) Danielson, of New Salem; Krisite (Trevor) Baumer, James Dearinger, Randy (Ashley) Dearinger, all of Grand Forks; Alex Dearinger, Walhalla; Summer (Perrin) Goetzfridt of New Salem; and Kim Dearinger, of Grafton; grandchildren: Christopher, Tovah, Isaac, Sistene, Ean, Shea, Johnathan, Tyrion, and Abel; brother, Gary (Patty) Dearinger; sisters: Eileen Ducioame, Dorothy Denault, Leona (Ron) Fuller, and Margie (Billie) LeTexier; brother-in-law, Wally Melsted; and sisters-in-law, Susie and Doris; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Alvin and Elmer; sisters, Ruby and Ida; and children: Michael, Shiela, Jason, and Randy.