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Iris M. Gellner

Iris Gellner, 92, of Langdon, ND, passed away Wednesday, May 5, 2021, at her home in Langdon.

Iris Mae Dobbie was born June 27, 1928, to William and Minnie (Olson) Dobbie on the farm near Nekoma, ND. She was the youngest of the Dobbie family. She attended school in Nekoma, graduating in 1946, then went to Minot State Teachers College and taught in country schools in Cavalier and Walsh counties for a few years. Iris met her future husband on a blind date. On November 4, 1950, she married Richard Gellner in Nekoma. They moved to the Gellner family farm where they lived and raised their six children. In 1990, they moved off the farm and into Langdon. Richard passed away in 1992; Iris continued to live in her own home until her death. Iris enjoyed helping out on the farm, doing crafts and ceramics, painting, and babysitting. She was an active member of the Presbyterian Church in Langdon.

Surviving Iris are her children: Karen Gellner of Langdon, Donna (Donald) Glarum of Mandan, ND, Jane Gellner of Grand Marias, MN, Susan (Larry) Garner of Grand Forks, ND, and Scott (Darcy) Gellner of Langdon; grandchildren; great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Richard; daughter Marcy and son-in-law Terry Lorenz; her parents; and siblings: Charlotte Draxton, Jack Dobbie, and James Dobbie.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 15, 2021, at the Presbyterian Church in Langdon, ND. Visitation will be from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. with a 7:00 p.m. prayer service on Friday, May 14 at Brooks Funeral Home in Langdon. Interment will be at Calvary Cemetery in Langdon, ND.

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Our sympathy to the family. I will always remember her home made bread and her great sense of humor. Rest In Peace sweet Iris.

Mary Beth Lorenz Helgevold May 14 2021 12:00 AM

My sympathy to Iris' family. I was a "hired girl" for Iris the summer Scott was born helping with laundry and cleaning. At that time the girls were all at school (Prairie Township). Iris was such a neat lady and very easy to work for. At times she would have me rock Scott and hand me a book to read while doing that. May she rest in peace.

Janette (Heck) Bryan May 11 2021 12:00 AM

My deepest sympathy to Iris's family. I always enjoyed seeing Iris when I delivered senior meals. She was so sweet and kind. May you rest in peace dear Iris!

Jane Hayen May 7 2021 12:00 AM