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Edwin Mauch


Edwin Mauch

February 3, 1921 – January 30, 2016

Regan, North Dakota    Brooklyn Park, Minnesota

Opal Dyrness Mauch

October 12, 1919 – March 17, 2017

Barlow, North Dakota    Sartell, Minnesota

Edwin Mauch was born February 3, 1921, at Regan, North Dakota, the son of Karl and Katharena (Dockter) Mauch.  He was the sixth child in a family of fifteen children.   He was raised on the family’s homestead in Burleigh County, ND and near Tuttle, ND where he attended school.  In 1934, his family moved to a farm near Munster, ND. 

Opal Dyrness was born October 12, 1919, on the family farm near Barlow, ND to Peter and Luella (Durant) Dyrness.  Opal attended school in Barlow through the 10th grade.  In 1937, the Dyrness Family moved to New Rockford.  Opal graduated from New Rockford High School in 1939.

Edwin and Opal were married in 1943.  They farmed near Munster, North Dakota before purchasing a farm north of New Rockford.  They raised diversified crops and livestock.  During those years, their three daughters were born. In 1953, the Mauchs sold their farm and built a home in New Rockford where Edwin started a construction business.  For the next twelve years he built and remodeled many homes in and around New Rockford.  In 1965, Edwin, Opal and family moved to Minnesota.  Edwin continued doing carpentry work, first working for a cabinet shop and later working as a finish carpenter.

Edwin and Opal are survived by daughters Ardelle Randall (Byron), Virginia Hedburg (Tom), Jeanette Kelly (Tom); grandchildren Mark Pulju, Nancy Pulju Rolstad (Darren), Sarah Randall Bremer (Bruce, deceased), Jeffrey Kelly and great-grandchildren Nicholas Rolstad, Gabrielle Rolstad, and Alyssa Kelly.

Edwin was preceded in death by his parents, brothers Martin, Adolph, Arthur, Gotlieb and Ernest, sisters Leah Lehman, Mary Jennings, Anna Honea and Martha Griffin.  He is survived by brothers Walter, Karl and Timothy and sisters Violet Colvin and Clara Besmer.

Opal was preceded in death by her parents, husband Edwin, brother Palmer and sister Edith Cannon.  She is survived by brothers Gilbert and Richard.

On June 9, 2017, the family gathered at the Prairie Home Cemetery, New Rockford, ND to return Edwin and Opal to their beloved North Dakota Prairie.

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