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Dale Niewoehner can provide support, compassion, and information to help you through your journey of grief and the celebration of your loved one’s life.

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Dale G. Niewoehner CFSP

Dale G. Niewoehner was born in Rugby and raised on a farm in McHenry County, graduated from Upham High School in 1963 and Worsham College of Mortuary Science in Chicago in 1967 and was employed at a large funeral home in Chicago for five years. He earned two Associate degrees from Minot State University - Bottineau Branch in 2002. He holds professional licenses in North Dakota, and formerly in Minnesota, and Illinois.  He also serves on the North Dakota State Board of Funeral Service as the Board Secretary and its Executive Secretary. He served as President of the North Dakota Funeral Directors Association and as its Executive Secretary for 10 years. He also is a Certified Funeral Service Practitioner having served as the treasurer of the Academy of Professional Funeral Service Practice. He is a member of the National Funeral Directors Association and served on the NFDA Policy Board and as a national committee member in years past.  He is a member of the Omega Chapter of the Pi Sigma Eta - National Morticians Fraternity.

 

He is a member and past president of the Rugby Lions Club and was honored with a Melvin Jones Award in 1994.  Dale was an active member of the Rugby Jaycees and as chapter president was named number one chapter in North Dakota in 1975. He is an active member of the Bethany Lutheran Church as a trustee and past congregational president. He also served his community as a member of the Park Commission, City Council, and as Mayor of Rugby for a total of over 30 years.  He also serves as a community advocate for Amtrak services.

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Marilyn N. Niewoehner

Marilyn N. Niewoehner also is a vital part of the operation of the firm.  Marilyn earned a Bachelor's Degree in Home Echonomics from North Dakota State University.  She also operates an embroidery shop next to the funeral home.  She is an award winning artist and has exhibited some of her works around the state of North Dakota. She is also an award winning seamstress having won many awards at Frontier Days in Cheyenne, Wyoming. Marilyn’s  unique decorating talents add a touch of class to many segments of the visitation and funeral ceremony.

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Larry G. Pieterick Funeral Assistant

Larry started helping on funerals in 1990 and has been a regular assistant ever since. Larry is a farmer in the Wolford and Rugby area and he and his wife Eileen are active members of the Wolford Lutheran Church.

Larry served in the North Dakota Army National Guard and is a member of the American Legion. He enjoys his popcorn distribution duties at the Heart of America Medical Center where he volunteers his time every Tuesday.

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John C. McClintock, Jr. Funeral Assistant

John started helping on funerals after his retirement as a District Court Judge. John was born and raised in Rugby where he was active in sports in school. He graduated from the University of North Dakota School of Law in 1986. John is a member of Bethany Lutheran Church in Rugby.

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Ronald R. Montonye Funeral Assistant

Ron is a electrical engineer and recently retired from a career with Otter Tail Power Company. He served in the United States Army and was discharged with the rank of Captain. He is active in the Clarence Larson Post American Legion in Rugby and he and his wife, Dianne are members of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Rugby. Ron helps out on funerals when he is not working as a substitute teacher in area schools.

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Marge Heilman Hair Stylist

Marge and her late husband, Richard, farmed in the Rugby area until his death in 2010. She is a graduate of New York Hair Styling Academy – Fargo and is a North Dakota licensed cosmetologist.

Marge dedicates much of her time to the Heart of America Medical Center Auxiliary during which she has logged over 3000 hours of volunteer services ranging from baking, gardening, and as hair stylist to residents in the facilities. In 2018 she was named Volunteer of the Year by the North Dakota Long Term Care Association. Marge is an active member of Little Flower Catholic Church. She takes great care and personal pride in her work in the preparation of the deceased’s hair for the Niewoehner Funeral Home.

Dale G. Niewoehner

CFSP
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Dale G. Niewoehner was born in Rugby and raised on a farm in McHenry County, graduated from Upham High School in 1963 and Worsham College of Mortuary Science in Chicago in 1967 and was employed at a large funeral home in Chicago for five years. He earned two Associate degrees from Minot State University - Bottineau Branch in 2002. He holds professional licenses in North Dakota, and formerly in Minnesota, and Illinois.  He also serves on the North Dakota State Board of Funeral Service as the Board Secretary and its Executive Secretary. He served as President of the North Dakota Funeral Directors Association and as its Executive Secretary for 10 years. He also is a Certified Funeral Service Practitioner having served as the treasurer of the Academy of Professional Funeral Service Practice. He is a member of the National Funeral Directors Association and served on the NFDA Policy Board and as a national committee member in years past.  He is a member of the Omega Chapter of the Pi Sigma Eta - National Morticians Fraternity.

 

He is a member and past president of the Rugby Lions Club and was honored with a Melvin Jones Award in 1994.  Dale was an active member of the Rugby Jaycees and as chapter president was named number one chapter in North Dakota in 1975. He is an active member of the Bethany Lutheran Church as a trustee and past congregational president. He also served his community as a member of the Park Commission, City Council, and as Mayor of Rugby for a total of over 30 years.  He also serves as a community advocate for Amtrak services.

Marilyn N. Niewoehner

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Marilyn N. Niewoehner also is a vital part of the operation of the firm.  Marilyn earned a Bachelor's Degree in Home Echonomics from North Dakota State University.  She also operates an embroidery shop next to the funeral home.  She is an award winning artist and has exhibited some of her works around the state of North Dakota. She is also an award winning seamstress having won many awards at Frontier Days in Cheyenne, Wyoming. Marilyn’s  unique decorating talents add a touch of class to many segments of the visitation and funeral ceremony.

Larry G. Pieterick

Funeral Assistant
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Larry started helping on funerals in 1990 and has been a regular assistant ever since. Larry is a farmer in the Wolford and Rugby area and he and his wife Eileen are active members of the Wolford Lutheran Church.

Larry served in the North Dakota Army National Guard and is a member of the American Legion. He enjoys his popcorn distribution duties at the Heart of America Medical Center where he volunteers his time every Tuesday.

John C. McClintock, Jr.

Funeral Assistant
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John started helping on funerals after his retirement as a District Court Judge. John was born and raised in Rugby where he was active in sports in school. He graduated from the University of North Dakota School of Law in 1986. John is a member of Bethany Lutheran Church in Rugby.

Ronald R. Montonye

Funeral Assistant
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Ron is a electrical engineer and recently retired from a career with Otter Tail Power Company. He served in the United States Army and was discharged with the rank of Captain. He is active in the Clarence Larson Post American Legion in Rugby and he and his wife, Dianne are members of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Rugby. Ron helps out on funerals when he is not working as a substitute teacher in area schools.

Marge Heilman

Hair Stylist
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Marge and her late husband, Richard, farmed in the Rugby area until his death in 2010. She is a graduate of New York Hair Styling Academy – Fargo and is a North Dakota licensed cosmetologist.

Marge dedicates much of her time to the Heart of America Medical Center Auxiliary during which she has logged over 3000 hours of volunteer services ranging from baking, gardening, and as hair stylist to residents in the facilities. In 2018 she was named Volunteer of the Year by the North Dakota Long Term Care Association. Marge is an active member of Little Flower Catholic Church. She takes great care and personal pride in her work in the preparation of the deceased’s hair for the Niewoehner Funeral Home.