Eugene ‘Gene’ DeLorme

Eugene DeLorme, 85, Minot, died peacefully with family present on Monday, Dec. 2, 2013.

Eugene Edward DeLorme was born Aug. 10, 1928, the son of Peter B. and Ida (DeCoteau) DeLorme, in Belcourt. He was raised and educated in Belcourt.

Eugene married Alma Marie Dionne on Aug. 31, 1949, in Belcourt. Their union was blessed with four sons: Eugene Lynus, Duane Allen, Gary Joseph and Steven Blaine. Gene and Alma made their home in Belcourt, Rockford, Ill., and Portland, Ore., before returning to Belcourt. The family moved to Riverdale when Gene and his father joined a construction crew to build the Garrison Dam. The two men then moved to Minot and helped build the Minot Water Treatment Plant where Gene was offered a permanent position after its completion in 1953. He was eventually promoted to water department foreman and remained with the City of Minot Water Department for 39 years until his retirement in 1992. Alma passed away April 16, 2010.

Gene was a member of Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church and the Knights of Columbus, both of Minot. He most loved fishing and spending time with his family.

The family would like to offer a special “thank you” to the staff of Trinity Home Health and Hospice for your support and committed care for our father.

Those who shared in his life include: his sons, Eugene Lynus (Carolyn) DeLorme, Manvel, Gary Joseph (Kathryn) DeLorme, Minot, and Steven Blaine DeLorme, Rockford, Ill.; nine grandchildren, Carolyn M. (Jared Verke), Christine (Steven Shockey), Jamie (LaDonna), Jordan, Andrea, Marriah, Mikayla, Joshua and Devan; four great-grandchildren, Jeremy, Owen, Carter and Eli; siblings, Genevieve (Frank Brant), Grand Forks, Marion (Earl Houle), Belcourt, Evangeline Braun, Minot, Theresa (Mike Mabin), Bismarck, and, Cyprian (Barbara), Stillwater, Minn.; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Eugene was preceded in death by: his wife, Alma; son, Duane; his parents; brother, Clifford; and an infant sister, Doris May.

Mass of Christian Burial: Monday, Dec. 9, at 10 a.m., at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church, Minot.

Interment: Rosehill Memorial Park, Minot.

Visitation: Sunday, from 2 to 5 p.m., at Thompson-Larson Funeral Home, Minot.

Vigil Prayer Service: Sunday, 5 p.m., at Thompson-Larson Funeral Home, Minot.

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