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George Motl

George Motl, 86, of Grand Forks, ND and formerly of Baudette, MN passed away Thursday, May 9, 2019 at his home in Grand Forks. A joint funeral mass for George and Gill will be held on Thursday, May 23, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Williams, MN.

George was born and raised in Dawson, ND to Cornelius and Clara (Etton). He farmed in Bathgate, ND until he married the love of his life for 55 years, Gill Nash of Neche, ND on May 16, 1964. George and Gill made their home in Pembina, ND where George was the Superintendent of the City Water Department for forty years. He and Gill also owned and operated the Trustworthy Hardware Store. They moved to Lake of the Woods in 2004 to enjoy their retirement.

George was a talented, creative man. He especially liked wood working and building his many bird houses. He loved fishing and playing cards with his family and friends. He was a man who could fix almost anything and was known for his heart of gold and love of people.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Cornelius and Clara Motl, brothers, Charles and Clarence.

He is survived by his wife Gill, Daughters: Gina Hasskamp (Keith) Aitkin, MN, Angie Gustafson (Tim) East Grand Forks, MN; Grandchildren: Tyler Gustafson, Matthew Gustafson(Hanna), Shelby Bateman(Jordan); Great-grandchildren: Emmett, Austin, Chase and Avery; Sisters, Connie Meyer (Otto), Claire Margereum (Paul) and Brother, Clayton(Yvonne).

He is loved by many and will be missed by all.

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Going 2 miss George. He always ask me if I had any chocolate chip cookies made. He was answer kind person to me.

Janessa Kern May 19 2019 12:00 AM

I was surprised to see the passing of George. I remember when George and Gale worked together in Pembina and we used to visit. My deepest sympathy to you and your family.

Judy Otto Watts May 14 2019 12:00 AM

My deepest sympathy in your loss of George.

Edythe Thom May 14 2019 12:00 AM

We were so sorry to read of the passing of George. What a wonderful man!!! I'm so happy I got to work for you as you both became such a friend and special person. We extend our Deepest Sympathy and our love and prayers go with you. Love, Judy & Richard

Skinners May 14 2019 12:00 AM

Gill, I am so sorry for your loss. I have been thinking about you and praying you are able to find comfort in your faith. Love DeNae

DeNae Norman May 13 2019 12:00 AM

Was so sorry to hear of your loss. Many fond memories of George and Gill over the years.

Sheila Myrick Hague May 12 2019 12:00 AM

Gill and family, George was a good man and always willing to help others. He was a fine friend and we admired the strength and courage he showed throughout his health challenges. May you find comfort in your memories and knowing that George is now free of pain. May God be with you in your sorrow. Love, Jerry and Carolee

Jerry and Carolee Mock May 12 2019 12:00 AM

I will always remember George for his many kindness' for my parents and myself through the years we lived in Pembina. George could fix anything and did usually without any pay. I'm so sorry for the loss of your husband, Father and Grandfather. Praying for the entire Motl family - he will be greatly missed.

Diane Wilwant May 12 2019 12:00 AM

Gill and family. My sympathy to you all. George sure left big footprints to fill when you moved from Pembina, He helped me so many times at the house and at your store. He was a kind gentle soul, may he Rest In Peace.

Noreen Sievertson May 12 2019 12:00 AM

Dear Gill, Gina, Angie and Grand Children; We have been blessed and fortunate to have known George for 55 years. We have enjoyed his friendship and been a part of his family for many of those years, George's skills and talents were known and welcomed by many people in the places he lived and we were fortunate to have his love and help on many occasions. Our sympathy to the family and love to you all. Love, Bill and Loretta

Bill and Loretta Nash May 11 2019 12:00 AM