Curtis Leroy Iverson was born May 5 1940 at Lakota, ND, to Bernhard and Esther (Everson) Iverson, and was baptized at the home of his grandparents Ole and Clara (Rudh) Iverson of rural Dahlen, ND.
He comfortably passed away in his home in Fordville, on Monday, August 23, with his wife at his side, just like she has been for 62 years, after fighting for his life for many years battling multiple health issues.
Curtis grew up on a farm south of Dahlen where he was confirmed in the Dahlen Lutheran Church in 1954 and graduated from Dahlen High School class of 1958.
He married Janice Henry in November, 1959 in Park River, ND. Curt and Jan worked different jobs in the area including farm jobs, the creamery in Towner, ND, and operating the Inkster Market in Inkster, ND. In 1962, the couple moved to Phoenix, AZ, where their children were born and Curt took a job with the El Rancho Grocery Store, then later a salesman for the Kellogg’s Company. In 1972, the family was transferred due to his job to Simi Valley, CA and lived there until 1977. Curt made a return trip to North Dakota to purchase a home for the family in Jan’s hometown and surprisingly bought a grocery store, too. This evolved into the Fordstore and Trustworthy Hardware where over the years became a family affair to keep the place up and running.
Curt’s hobbies included fishing, transforming their beautiful yard, restoring old tractors, collecting toy tractors and visiting with family and friends. He loved to visit and was known to tell some pretty good stories. He was a hardworking, generous, outspoken man who lived life by his own rules.
He was preceded in death by his parents and in-laws Robert and Ethel Henry, and an infant daughter.
He is survived by his wife, life partner and caregiver Janice. Sons Dewy (Leslie Carroll) Iverson, Forest River, ND and David (Kathy) Iverson, Fordville, ND; daughter Deb (Jeff) Moen, Whitman, ND; grandchildren and great-grandchildren: Derek (Andrea) Iverson, Kenadie and Bradley of Colorado Springs, CO; Haley Jo (Trevor) Nielsen, Sutton, Harper, Henry and Josephine of rural Dahlen, ND; Kelsey (TJ Medrud) Iverson, West Fargo, ND; Nathan Iverson, West Fargo, ND; Margo Moen, Minneapolis, MN; his brother Ronald Iverson, Mandan, ND, and also cousins, nieces and nephews.
FUNERAL SERVICES: 11:00 a.m. Saturday, August 28, 2021 at the Fordville Lutheran Church in Fordville, with Larry Omdahl officiating.
VISITATION will be held from 9:30 until 11 a.m. in the church Saturday.
INTERMENT: Oak Grove Cemetery, Fordville, ND.
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