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Wesley R. Phelps
Wesley R. Phelps, 85, of Cavalier, ND passed away Thursday, March 31, 2016, at the Pembina County Memorial Hospital, Cavalier ND. A memorial service will be held Wednesday, April 6, 2016 at 2:30 p.m. at the Cavalier Baptist Church, Cavalier, ND. Burial will be held in the Cavalier Cemetery.
Wesley was born February 12, 1931 in Bottineau County of North Dakota to Royal and Florence (Suefert) Phelps. He grew up in the Hoople, ND area. From 1950 to 1955 during the Korean Conflict, he served in the U.S. Navy on the USS Roanoke as a gunners mate. After his discharge from the service he worked for area farmers in the Hoople area and worked for Hoople Potato Products for over 30 years.
Things he enjoyed were hunting, fishing, and camping with his family.
On December 27, 1980, Wesley married Jolene Scholler at the Cavalier Baptist Church. She survives as do his children: Tammy (Bill) Harlow, Grand Forks, ND, Terry (Curtis) Gullickson, Hoople, Dennis (Penny) Scholler, Cavalier, ND; grandchildren: Tyler and Troy Harlow and Mikayla Tingwald; Amanda Nupdal, Stevie Shambaugh, Michael and Christina Gullickson; Sean, Brett, and Whitney Scholler; great-grandchildren: Dylan and Grant Nupdal, Taylor Tingwald, Jalyn and Tucker Harlow, Kinzee Scholler, Zane Shambaugh; brothers: Cecil (Jannine) Phelps, Scott (Jan) Phelps; sisters: Sheila (Charles) Lietz, Myra Phelps, Judy Wilson, Joan Grennell.
Preceding him in death were his parents; brothers: Vernon, Merle, Gary, and Glenn Phelps; sister, Shirley Ruckeigal.
May our Lord bless and comfort you and your family during this time of grief. Please accept our sincere condolences. Oliver, Michael, Mark, Jack, Marquita and Dena
Gregory Ford Inc. Apr 5 2016 12:00 AM
I am so sorry for your loss Wes is truly one of the best men I have ever had the privilege to know and God now has one of the best angels he will ever receive
Myron Jans Apr 4 2016 12:00 AM
My deepest sympathy in the loss of Wesley.
Edythe Thom Apr 4 2016 12:00 AM
So sorry to hear of the loss of your beloved Wesley. May he rest in the arms of our beloved Father in heaven.
Sharon DeMaine Apr 2 2016 12:00 AM
What a calm wonderful person Wes was. The last time I had talked to him was just after he arrived at Walhalla nursing home. He had a stroke and was not able to talk, however, smiling that big signature grin, I knew he appreciated me coming and was grateful for the company. You will be missed Wes!
Judy Harlow Apr 2 2016 12:00 AM
My deepest sympathy to you all at this difficult time. You are in my thoughts and prayers
Angela Jerome Apr 1 2016 12:00 AM
Love you uncle Wes I remember gradeing potatoes on your lap at the North plant in hoople one of my oldest memories and greatest. May you rest easy have a few good games of pinochle and cribbage with uncle Gary, Shorty, Merl, and Glen. Watch over us all and rest easy.
Brady Phelps Apr 1 2016 12:00 AM