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Norbert Schlichting
(May 30, 1928 - January 11, 2013)

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Norbert Schlichting

Norbert Schlichting, 84, Garrison died Friday, January 11, 2013 in a Bismarck hospital. Funeral services will be on Wednesday, January 16, 2013 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Nicholas Catholic Church in Garrison. A rosary will be said on Tuesday, January 15, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. at St. Nicholas Catholic Church in Garrison. Burial will be at the St. Nicholas Cemetery in Garrison.

Visitation will be on Tuesday from noon to 6 at Thompson Funeral Home in Garrison.

Norbert Schlichting was born May 30, 1928, in Garrison, son of Edith (Behles) and John Schlichting. He attended school in Garrison.

On November 28, 1950, he married ArDella Meisch in Garrison at the St. Nicholas Church. They were married for 47 years and had three daughters; Terriene, Peggy, and Jodie. He served in the Korean War as a Medical Technician from 1951 until 1957 when he was honorable discharged.

After the military he work construction, beginning with the Garrison Dam and followed the construction crew into the states of South Dakota, Kansas, Oklahoma, and Kentucky. In 1970, they return to Garrison where he worked on the Snake Creek Pumping Plant.

Norb & ArDella purchased the Dairy Queen in 1970. At that time it was a seasonal drive-up business. In 1974, they remodeled the Dairy Queen to a full menu sit down restaurant. It was not uncommon to see Norb behind the grill or at the “coffee table” visiting with customers. After several attempts, they were finally able to retire in March of 1997. Unfortunately, they were not able to go traveling together in retirement; ArDella passed away in July of 1997.

Norb was an avid golfer and a member of the Garrison Golf Course, spending many hours in the development of the current course with many of his golfing buddies, especially Harold Rensch. After the passing of his wife, Norb and his daughters went on annual golf trips. What started out as a weekend golf outing turned in the a weeklong adventure over several years. They golfed most of the courses in North Dakota and several in Minnesota. It was not uncommon to see Norb at the Golf Course with Scooter, his dog who had been with him for 16 years.

He is survived by two daughters, Peggy (Alan) Huettl, and Jodie (Tom) Bjornholt, both of Garrison; four grandchildren, Robert Huettl, Nicole (Joe) Hushka, Brandee (Jeff) Rensch, Ashley (Chris) Larson. Great-grandchildren, Addison and Noah Hushka; Isaac, Ellie, and Lucas Rensch; Katelin Walter and Keely Bjornholt. Sister Laverne Miller, Yakima WA. Brothers; Richard (Betty) of Garrison, John (Carolyn) of Lake Havasu City, AZ, and George (Bernice) Schlichting of Garrison.

He is preceded in death by his wife ArDella; daughter Terriene, and parents John and Edith. Memorials may be made in Norb’s honor to the Garrison Golf Club or St. Nicholas Catholic Church.

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