Louis O. Tysver, 93, of Dickinson, N.D.Published 9:43am Wednesday, September 4, 2013 Updated 11:47am Wednesday, September 4, 2013
Louis O. Tysver, 93, of Dickinson, N.D., died Friday, Aug. 30, 2013, at St. Benedict’s Health Center.
Louis was born Jan. 21, 1920, on the family place near Hazen, N.D., the son of Morgan D. and Mathilda (Handeland) Tysver. In 1931, the family moved from Hazen to north of Killdeer.
Louis began his education at Red Butte Country School, south of Hazen. He then went to Hazen High School for the next 3 ½ years.
Finances were tight for the family so Louis needed to quit school and begin work.
However in 2010, he did receive an honorary Hazen High School diploma.
Louis served our country in the U.S. Army for four years. After his honorable discharge, he went on to a career as a broadcast engineer. Louis assisted in putting the “Ham and Eggs” radio station on the air in Hazen.
Louis married Monica Keller on Nov. 22, 1949, and to their marriage 11 children including two sets of twins, were born.
Over the years Louis enjoyed hunting, fishing, airplane flying, Ham radios, and playing bingo.
He cherished most of all spending time with his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Louis is survived by his five sons, Ronald, Keith, and Don (Marcetta) all of Casper, Wyo., Kenneth (Phyllis) of Rawlins, Wyo., and Richard (Bonnie) of Dickinson, N.D.; three daughters, Gloria (Martin) Hoerner of Dickinson, N.D., Darlene Ash of Casper, Wyo., and Bernice Tysver of Bismarck, N.D.; a brother, Joe (Annie) Tysver of Scranton; a sister, Myrtle Lokken of Apache Junction, Ariz.; 24 grandchildren; 45 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Monica; three daughters, Marian, Rita and Bev; two brothers, Melvin and David; a sister, Elma; and three grandsons; Victor Jr., Shawn, and Shane.
Service: 2 p.m. today, at Queen of Peace Catholic Church, Dickinson
Clergy: Father Shannon Lucht
Burial: St. Wenceslaus Cemetery.
Funeral Home: Stevenson Funeral Home, Dickinson, N.D.