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Robert W. Ullyott

Robert W. Ullyott, 78, of Langdon, ND, passed away Saturday, August 18, 2018, at his farm home near Langdon, ND.

Robert Wesley Ullyott was born to Russell and Verna (Welsh) Ullyott on December 16, 1939. He grew up on the family farm and attended school in Harvey Center. In 1960, he joined the Army and was stationed in Okinawa. After leaving the service in 1962, he returned to Langdon and began farming. In 1967, he was married to Gaylene Florence. They made their home on the family farm and raised 6 children.

Bob was a man full of life, quick with a joke, song or even a poem! He also loved to travel. He would drive across the country for numerous fun-filled family vacations, 49 states in all…and fishing trips throughout most of Canada.

A voracious reader and lover of history, Bob had a curious mind and was interested in all facets of life. He would consume books and become an expert on whatever topic would be peaking his interest at the time.

He was a family man and a farmer. In 1974, Bob received the Outstanding Young Farmer of the Year Award. However, his career in farming began long before that. He started helping his father with the family farm when he was a small boy. Growing up, he would often be found helping out with the neighbors’ farms. This generosity for others would be a common theme throughout Bob’s life.

A hard worker all his life, he would begin his day long before the sun rose and would end long after it had set. During the winter months he could be found in the shop tearing down and rebuilding engines when not hauling grain. There was nothing he couldn’t fix. In the late 80s, he installed a seed plant and began cleaning and selling seed.

Later in his life, Bob loved spending time with his 14 grandkids - entertaining them with tractor rides, ranger rides and impromptu driving lessons. The past few years Bob enjoyed planting a large garden in which he took much pride.

Unlike most, retirement was never a thought in Bob’s mind. He loved farming and all the work that came with it. He continued on when most would have long given up, and he always made sure the work got done.

Bob is survived by his wife of 51 years, Gaylene; children: Randell (Jolene) of Langdon, Darin of Langdon, Kristi (Rod) Gellner of West Fargo, Wendy (Robbie) Lorenz of Langdon, Justin (Cassie) of Langdon, and Morgan (Matt) Geddes of Langdon; and grandchildren: Jordyn, Peyton, & Keaton Ullyott, Spencer, Sidney, & Savannah Ullyott, Jack, Howard, Rose, & Olive Gellner, Nora, Finn, & Henry Lorenz and Nettie Geddes. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents, Russell and Verna Ullyott, sisters Francis and Lila, and brothers Allen and Dean.

Funeral service will be held Tuesday, August 21, 2018, at 2:00 p.m. at the Langdon United Methodist Church in Langdon, ND. Visitation will be held at the church for one hour before the time of service. Burial - Harvey Centre Cemetery, rural Langdon, ND.

Visitation will be one hour prior to service time at the church. Burial - Harvey Centre Cemetery, rural Langdon, ND.

Funeral Service

Tuesday, August 21, 2018
2:00 PM

United Methodist Church
301 15th Avenue
Langdon, ND 58249

Visitation will be one hour prior to service time at the church. Burial - Harvey Centre Cemetery, rural Langdon, ND.

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I will miss visiting with Bob, he was a great friend. He was always great for a story or two. I remember great times on the farm when Bob come and helped us. He will be greatly missed in the Harvey Centre community.

Terry and Carol. Bismarck Sep 10 2018 12:00 AM

Sending our support to all of you as you learn to adjust to Bobbie being gone. Pray that he is now at peace and without pain. Fondly remember short visits with him mostly when we were at Harvey Cemetery. Appreciate his diligent work to keep it updated. Enjoyed meeting his precious new grand baby Netti on a short visit to Langdon. He leaves great legacies. May he rest in peace and hugs to all of you.

Joann and John Aug 27 2018 12:00 AM

Gaylene and family Sorry I won't make it down for Bob's celebration. My thoughts are with you all. I always looked forward to my visits and phone calls we had, especially last May. I've got a sound bite of one of his poems I'd like to send you. Could you please forward an email address.

Evan Gullacher Aug 21 2018 12:00 AM

Gaylene and family, My deepest sympathy goes out to you all at this time. Cherish the memories and know he is watching over all of you. Sending prayers and hugs! Kellee

Kellee (Borgen) LeNoue Aug 21 2018 12:00 AM

My condolences to the entire family! Bob was a true legend from Harvey Center and his legacy will carry on through each of you!

Robbie Bothwell Aug 20 2018 12:00 AM

It was with great sadness when I heard of the passing of Bob. I know words can not convey or comfort during a time of loss like this. Bob was in many ways bigger than life, a very successful farmer, great neighbor, a family friend. He was husband, father and grandfather to a wonderful family. He will be missed but remembered by so many. Our prayers and sympathy to all of the Ullyott family,

Alfred Padden Aug 20 2018 12:00 AM

My wife and I had the pleasure of meeting with Mr Ullyott whilst visiting our daughter in nearby Cavalier. We were interested to compare notes and later research led us to the conclusion that the family roots were here in East Yorkshire. Condolences to the family.

Paul Butler of Ullyotts Aug 20 2018 12:00 AM

Gaylene and Family, So sorry we will miss Bob's celebration of life on Tuesday. We are out of town but certainly thinking of all of you and sending our sympathy. You and Bob have such a awesome family and knowing those crazy kids we are sure many good stories are being told; sharing laughter and tears. May God give you comfort knowing Bob/Dad/Grandpa is "home safe in the arms of Jesus". Hugs & Love!

Bill and Darlene Aug 20 2018 12:00 AM

Gaylene & family, my deepest sympathy to you all on your loss of Bob. He will be greatly missed but I know you will treasure all those great memories made with him. My thoughts and prayers will be with you.

Eleanor Baker Aug 20 2018 12:00 AM

Gaylene and family - So sorry for your loss - you are in our thoughts and prayers.

Dennis and Alice Metzger Aug 19 2018 12:00 AM

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