Leo Dillman Sr. found no job too big or too small
Leo Dillman, Sr., 73, of Mandan, N.D., died Dec. 26, 2013, at his residence in Mandan.
Mass of Christian Burial was held on Monday, Dec. 30, 2013, at Christ the King Catholic Church in Mandan with Rev. Johnson Kuriappilly as celebrant.
Burial was at Mandan Union Cemetery.
Leo was born on Aug. 6, 1940, to Frank and Elizabeth (Leingang) Dillman Sr. in Bismarck, N.D. He was raised and educated in the Selfridge, N.D., area. He married Pauline Hersch on March 31, 1959, in Selfridge. The farm and ranch life of the original homestead was what Leo knew and enjoyed for 26 years. He loved to travel and visit relatives far and near. He really enjoyed feeding the squirrels and birds. There was no job too big or too small for him; he was mechanically inclined and a welder so he could repair anything. He also designed and created several different artistic ironwork pieces. He liked things to be precise and took great pride in everything he did. Leo also loved to fish, play pinochle, and play checkers. Leo belonged to the Mobridge Moose and Eagles Clubs and the Selfridge Knights of Columbus.
His family was his pride and joy and he loved his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren with all his heart. He had a wonderful sense of humor and loved to tease and spoil all of the kids, which they enjoyed.
Leo will be deeply missed by his loving wife, Pauline; daughters, Gloria (Jim) Kraft of Selfridge and Linda (Casey) Heidt of Dickinson. N.D.; sons, David and Donald (Marcy) both of Bismarck, Leo (Nina) Jr. of Mobridge, and Dennis (Regan), Colorado Springs, Colo.; 13 grandchildren, Blaine Dillman, Heather (Brady) Mueller, and Hannah Dillman, Jessica (Brent) Kastner and Jennifer (Mike) Volk, Brandy and Derek Dillman, Casinda (Mike) Langseth and Lance Heidt, Ashley (Mike) Varilek and Kyle Dillman, Brittany Dillman and Bradley Dillman; step-grandchildren, Haven Warren and Devynne Ames; nine great-grandchildren and two step great-grandchildren; sisters-in-law, Maudie Dillman of James-town, Shirley Dillman of McIntosh and Mary Dillman of Walker.
Leo was preceded in death by his parents; son, Thomas Dillman; grandson, Preston David Dillman; sisters, Betty Dillman and Sister Scholastica Dillman and an infant sister; brothers, Simon, Joe (Maggie), Pete, Jack (Donna), Edward, Anton (Darlene) and Frank (Helen).
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