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Philip B. Hope

Philip Hope passed away at his home on May 2, 2021, in Langdon, ND.

Philip was born December 22, 1942, in Langdon, ND, to Albert and Lutie (Williamson) Hope. There was no place Philip loved more than the family farm. You could find him planting and harvesting, working on machinery, or just driving to view the fields. He farmed the family’s land for 50 years and taught the next generation the farming trade, passing it onto his nephew upon his “retirement” after his 50th crop.

Philip’s other joys in life were skiing, traveling, and visits with friends. You could find him around town enjoying coffee and cards or dice on a regular basis. He was almost unbeatable at cribbage and played a mean game of whist. But you could really see Philip come to life around his family—especially his nieces, nephews and great-nieces and nephews. Whether ranger rides or snowmobile rides, teaching you how to pick rocks, or mow the lawn, Philip was up for anything his family asked. To his nieces and nephews, he was simply “Uncle”, and there was no greater praise or sign of love.

Philip was preceded in death by his parents and his brothers: David, Harvey, and Kenneth. He is survived by his sister, Margie Lewis; sister-in-law Linda (Harvey) Hope; his adoring nephews, Danny Ellis and Nykolas (Carrie) Hope; nieces April (Scott) Nelson and Rebecca Hope; great-nephews: Tyler Nelson, Bohdyn Hope, Lynkyn Hope, and Cartyr Hope; and great-nieces Kimberly Ellis and Nadiya Hope.

A funeral service will be held at the Brooks Funeral Home in Langdon, ND, at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, May 8. Masks are required. Inurnment will follow at Elkwood Cemetery, with a lunch at the Hope Farm. Dale Luhmann, Jeff Overby, Dallas Witzel, Dane Witzel, Wade Witzel and Thomas Witzel and his “coffee crew” will serve as honorary pall bearers.

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Looked forward to Philps visit every year in Colorado for the annual ski trip. Many fond memories of Philp all my life

Brenda Witzel Pleasant May 5 2021 12:00 AM

We had some great times with Philip at Pelican Lake, Manitoba camping, boating, water skiing. Philip never seemed excitable and was always patient. Rest In Peace Philip. You will be missed by many.

Chuck & Kathy Downs May 5 2021 12:00 AM

I remember him always willing to share his time and knowledge with me when I was first learning to ski at witzals hill
A wonderful gentleman

Bill Perius May 4 2021 12:00 AM

Our sympathy to Philip's family . . . I just visited with Philip at the chicken feed two weeks ago . . . such a nice man. May you find comfort knowing he is home "safe in the arms of Jesus". RIP Philip.

Bill & Darlene May 4 2021 12:00 AM