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Delbert G. Moore

September 26, 1932 — March 5, 2012

Delbert G. Moore, 79, of Forbes, ND died Monday, March 5, 2012 at Avera St. Luke’s Hospital, Aberdeen, SD. The funeral service is 2pm Saturday, March 10 at Hoven Funeral Chapel, Ellendale with Pastor Galen Sylvester officiating. Visitation will be 2-6:30pm with a prayer service at 5:30pm Friday at Hoven Funeral Chapel and visitation one hour prior to the service Saturday. Burial is at Ellendale City Cemetery. Arrangements by Hoven Funeral Chapel, Ellendale. Delbert G. Moore, 79 of Forbes, ND died Monday, March 5, 2012, at Avera St. Luke’s Hospital, Aberdeen, SD. He was born September 26, 1932, in Ellendale, ND to Glenn and Alice (Peterson) Moore. Delbert was raised on the Moore ranch near Forbes, ND. Delbert graduated from NDSU in 1954 with a B.S. Degree in Animal and Range Sciences. He furthered his education by receiving a Master of Science in Animal Genetics from Oklahoma State University in 1956. After college, Delbert enlisted in the US Army and he was a Specialist for the US Armed Forced Nuclear Services. During his time at NDSU, he was a member of Alpha Zeta “Farmhouse” fraternity. One of his most proud achievements was his 30 year record for the 220 yard dash in 21.1 seconds and a two year record for the 100 yard dash in 9.6 seconds. He finished third at the National Track Meet in the 100 yard dash. During his life he received many awards from NDSU including the Agricultural Achievement Award, and in 1976 Delbert was inducted into the Bison Hall of Fame. In 2000 he was awarded the Harvest Bowl Agra Business of the Year award. He was past President of the North Dakota Stockman’s Association from 1973 to 1975. He was one of only 15 awarded the NDStockman Top Hand Award and was one of the oldest living past ND Stockman presidents and one of the youngest when he served.He was awarded the Lifetime Honorary member award. Among some of Del’s greatest accomplishments were hisinvolvement in the repeal of the personal property tax in 1969,reform of the real property tax (he wrote the first part of that law),the establishment and location of the Central Grasslands Station in the late 1970s and early 1980s, and the initiation of Agricultural Use Valuation in 1981. A few of his other leadership roles included: Chairman of ND Range Advisory Committee, President of ND Chapter Society for Range Management, member of ND Beef Commission, Chairman of Central Grassland Station Advisory Committee, Chairman of NDSA Research Committee, Director of ND Township Officer Assn., member of the Executive Committee of ND Aga Coalition, and Vice Chairman of NDSA Tax and Credit Committee. He was a member of Extension Service and was honored to receive the annual Friend of Extension Award. He was Supervisor and past President of Dickey County Township Officers Association, member of Dickey County Livestock Association, member of Lorraine Township Board for 25 years and founding member of Dickey Rural Water Board for 15 years. At the time of his death he was a partner with his brother Donaldand nephew Scott Moore in a ranch and feedlot operation known as Glenn W. Moore & Sons. The family ranch was established byMoore’s grandfather in 1912. Del met Ardoth Montgomery in Ellendale, ND. They were marriedMay 30, 1973, at the United Methodist Church in Oakes, ND. Ardyworked as an RN at the Ellendale Nursing Home. She enjoyed and supported Del’s career in the cattle industry. Del enjoyed being with his family, ranching, reading, photography,politics and serving the state of North Dakota. He was still veryinvolved with NDSU up until his death. Delbert is survived by his grateful and loving family: daughterCandice Eberhart (Mark Eberhart), Duluth, MN, son Terry Minard(Brenda Minard) Fargo, ND, son Chuck (Karen) Minard, Westport, SD; grandchildren: Samuel Eberhart, Katherine Eberhart, MikeMinard, Jason Minard, Austin Minard and Jared Minard, hisbrother Donald (Jane) Moore, nephew Scott Moore, niece Heidi (Jim) Schmidt, his sister Helen (Pete) Hoyt Rosman, nephews Thomas Robertson, Will (Elizabeth) Robertson, and Robert Hoyt. He is preceded in death by his wife Ardoth, his parents: Glenn & Alice Moore; Grandparents: Dallas & Emma Moore and Carrie & Jens Peterson.
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