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Springan - Stevenson Funeral Home
It's all about saying goodbye.
Donald "Don" LeRoy Sillerud
September 4, 1936 - July 31, 2022

Place of Birth: Wildrose, ND
Residence: Tioga, ND
Age: 85



Donald “HighPockets” “Don” LeRoy Sillerud, 85, of Tioga, North Dakota passed away at Tioga Medical Center with his daughters at his side on July 31, 2022.

Don was born on September 4, 1936 to Calvin and Lydia (Ludke) Sillerud at Crosby, North Dakota. He was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran faith.

He was raised on the family farm north of McGregor. He Attended School in McGregor. He graduated high school and went to join the Army in 1958, serving until 1960. A fun fact- Don served in the same unit as Elvis Presley.

On April 4, 1964 he was united in marriage to Uretta (Pat) Crimmins. From this union two daughters were born Donna Haustveit and Debbie Bentz. Don and Pat raised their girls in Tioga where Don worked in the oil fields throughout western North Dakota and eastern Montana. Don worked in the oilfield from 1960 until his second retirement in 2007.

Don and Pat enjoyed traveling and golfing together. They loved Arizona in the winter where the calendar was always filled with activities with friends. He adored his grandchildren and great grandchildren. His friends were always an important part of his life. He will be greatly missed by his girls and acquired sons, grandchildren and great grandchildren, siblings, and friends.

Don is survived by his daughters Donna (Tom) Haustveit, Debbie (Lance) Bentz; grandchildren Shayne (Erin) Haustveit, Kyle (Brea) Haustveit, Leland (Dusty) Krueger, Haley Bentz; great- grandchildren Camdyn, Aksel, Trym Haustveit, Nevaeh, Harper, Noah, Hudson Haustveit, Lindy and Coy Krueger; siblings Ronnie (Karen) Sillerud, Sharon (Don) Zacharias, Connie Moberg, Kathy (Pat) Allard, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Don was preceded in death by his wife, parents, sister Darlene, brother Gerald and brothers-in-law Art Eide, Ray Moberg, Frank Dean Crimmins and Dale Crimmins and niece Connie Wold.

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Darby O’Brien
Aug 2, 2022
Sorry for your loss, Don was a very good friend. I worked with he for many years. He was always very good to work with, and a pleasure to be around.he will be missed.
Jim and Linda Irgens (Horseshoe Bay , Texas)
Aug 2, 2022
So sorry to hear of Don’s passing he was a great man and friend. I was on several jobs with him when I worked for Baker Oil Tools. He was very friendly and I enjoyed our conversations. He will be missed by all family and friends. Our hearts and prayers go out to all.
Virgil & Mary Jo Miller (ORO VALLEY, AZ)
Aug 2, 2022
We were surprised to hear of Don's passing so soon after Pat's. They are reunited in eternal happiness and will be looking over their family and friends. We will miss visiting with them in AZ. It was always nice to look over there from our house in Tioga and see them there. You will be missed Don. We are happy that we had the privilege of knowing you. Thanks for making our lives a little brighter. RIP Don.
Daryle Holte (Tioga, Nd)
Aug 2, 2022
Well I have to say adios to my ol friend and golfing partner we had a good run and lots of good times
RIP good friend
Daryle Holte
Karen Pederson (Tioga, ND)
Aug 2, 2022
Donna & Debbie, So sorry to hear of your dads passing, I know it’s hard on your hearts to lose your dad and so soon after losing your mom. My deepest sympathies to your families. Karen & Randy
David Linde (Fairview , Montana )
Aug 2, 2022
I totally enjoyed working with Don he was always cheerful and with. Sorry for his passing
Ralph & Shirley Volk (Bismarck, N D)
Aug 3, 2022
So sorry to read of Don’s passing.
We were across the street neighbors in Az. and enjoyed your parents so much as neighbors and friends.
Our thoughts and prayers to the family!
Luanna Fisketjon (Pick City, ND)
Aug 3, 2022
Don’s family, I’m so sad to read about Dons passing. There was always a lot of laughs and fun when he was around. He was one of my very very favorite guys from the oilfield. He was a straight shooter and one of the big group, of old time consultants. My deepest sympathies to all of you. Luanna.
JoAnn, Donny Moberg (Watford city , N.dak. )
Aug 4, 2022
So sorry for your loss, I always called him one of the good old boys. If you did him a good job he always called you back.. Rip my friend
Jeannie Taylor (Bismarck, ND)
Aug 4, 2022
Saying prayers for you!!
John Julian (Casper , wy)
Aug 4, 2022
RIP Don, loved our adventures together and learned alot from you, you will be missed, prayers to the family
Lowell & Sonja Herfindahl (Georgetown , Tx)
Aug 6, 2022
So sorry to hear of Don’s passing. We have a lot of good memories with Don and Pat. God bless the memories of Don and Pat.
Christie Eide (Tioga, ND)
Aug 7, 2022
So sorry for your loss! Hugs and prayers
Brad Gudvangen (Benson, AZ)
Aug 8, 2022
Don and Pat were great friends with Dad and Mom, thus we spent a lot of time with them at their farm, in McGregor and Tioga through the years. Great people with a lot of character! They will be sorely missed!
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