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Joel W. Sehrt

Joel Wayne Sehrt was born May 22, 1935 at Walhalla, ND to Frank and Esther (Christopherson) Sehrt. He grew up and attended school at Walhalla, ND graduating from Walsh County Agriculture and Training School in Park River, ND in 1954. From 1956 to 1958, he served in the US Army. On September 21, 1958 he married Carol Baker in Osnabrock, ND. After their marriage, they lived south of Walhalla where they farmed for many years. Carol passed away on February 4, 2004.

Joel was always a hard worker and was employed by Fitzsimonds Farms, Cenex/Bjornstad Farms, ADM, Motorcoach Industries, and Supermarket foods. He also served on the Pembina County Mutual Insurance Company and LaMoure Township Board for many years. Joel was an active member and leader in the Walhalla Presbyterian Church. In his spare time, Joel enjoyed hunting, fishing, gardening, baking, and spending quality time with his family. He was well known for his friendly disposition, quick wit and sense of humor.

Joel is survived by his children: Lori (Jay Fournier) Sehrt, Firestone, CO; Kelly (Michelle) Sehrt, Langdon, ND; and Lisa (Greg) Wieler, Walhalla, ND; three grandchildren: Jamie Sehrt, Northwood, ND; Tanner Sehrt and Riley Wieler, Walhalla, ND; and seven great grandchildren, Olivea, Isaiah, Estella, Maya, Chey, Tess, and Casey Sehrt; siste,r Frances (Frankie) Carrier, Walhalla, ND; sister-in-law, Betty (Grant) Nelson of Bullhead City, AZ and many nieces and nephews.

Preceding him in death were his wife, his parents, and grandson, Jace Sehrt.

Joel Wayne Sehrt, 82, of Walhalla, ND passed away Sunday January 7, 2018 at his home in Walhalla, ND

"God looked down on his planned paradise and said I need a caretaker. So God made a farmer."

A memorial service will be held Friday, January 12, 2018 at 10:30 a.m. at the Walhalla Lutheran Church, Walhalla, ND. Visitation will be held Thursday, January 11th from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the church.

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I learned that Joel had passed away from Judy as she was reading his obituary in the newspaper. I commented that I really liked Joel and that he was one of the funniest people I've ever known. Judy said, "you know, that's kind of what it says in his obituary." Back in the day, we had a baseball team at Concrete. Joel was our catcher. We could be losing 32 to 2, and he'd still keep us loose and laughing. We wish to extend our deepest sympathies to Joel's family.

Gary and Judy Spangelo Mar 25 2018 12:00 AM

My deepest sympathy to the family of Mr. Serht. I had the pleasure of meeting this man several years ago. he is an awesome person and will remain in my heart. I am truly blessed to have meet this man.

David Rotta Jan 12 2018 12:00 AM

Our thoughts are with you and your families. May God grant you spiritual and emotional support at this time. Love always, Gail.

Gail Nelson Stokes and Rob Stokes Jan 11 2018 12:00 AM

Joel's Family, What an appropriate picture of your Dad. He was a character and I mean that in a very sincere and funloving way! Always a smile and either a huge Hi or maybe even a hug. May those that surround you provide comfort, strength and courage to face each day. Treasure the memories, some will bring tears and others will bring laughter both of which will provide comfort. God bless Joel's memory and God bless all of you. Our deepest sympathy, Don & Michelle (Hardy) Murray

Don & Michelle Murray Jan 11 2018 12:00 AM

Our deepest sympathies on your loss. Joel was the funniest guy on the planet. He's irreplaceable.

Jack and Donna Lorenz Jan 11 2018 12:00 AM

I've known Joel all my life. He and my brothers Ken and Gerald hung around together. He was a good man and had a personality to go with it. He will be dearly missed. So sorry for your loss.

Marilyn Thompson Vanata Jan 11 2018 12:00 AM

Dwight Uhrich Jan 10 2018 12:00 AM

So sorry Kelly, Shelly, and Tanner. My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time of loss. Love and hugs. Roma Jean

Roma Lavoie Jan 10 2018 12:00 AM

I am sorry for your loss

Allen Vandal Jan 10 2018 12:00 AM

To Joels family we are so sorry for your loss. My God comfort you!!

Curt & LaVonne Lundeen Jan 10 2018 12:00 AM

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