Arlett Gabbert, 75 of Hankinson, ND passed away Wednesday, October 14, 2009 at Innovis Hospital in Fargo, ND. Funeral services will be Saturday, October 17, 2009 at 11:00 a.m. at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Hankinson, ND with Pastor Leo Deitemeyer officiating and burial will be in Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. with a prayer service at 7:00 p.m. all at the Frank Family Funeral Home in Hankinson, and Saturday, one hour prior to the service at the church. Pallbearers are her grandchildren: Laiken Gabbert, Morgan Gabbert, Shelby Gabbert, Brandon Gabbert and Alex Gabbert. Honorary pallbearers are her God children: Bob Wurl, Emily Kuehl, Brenda Smartland, Paul M. Gabbert, Paul Gabbert, Linda Steinwehr, Debbie Johnson & Amanda Johnson. Organist will be Eunice Deitemeyer.
Arlett Harriet Gabbert was born May 21, 1934 in Victor, South Dakota to Jonas and Florence (Ekstrom) Holm. She was baptized and confirmed in the Christian faith at Walla Lutheran Church. She grew up and went to school in Victor and Rosholt, SD. After graduation, she worked for Northwestern Bell, Wahpeton, ND.
On September 20, 1953 she was united in marriage to George Gabbert at Walla Lutheran Church in New Effington, SD. They farmed in the Hankinson area until their retirement in 1990, when they moved into Hankinson. On March 28, 2007 George passed away and Arlett continued to live in Hankinson.
Arlett was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church, Hankinson. She served in various capacities at the church and was a charter member of LWML.
Family and friends were the highlights of Arlett’s life. She especially enjoyed talking, laughing and playing games with her grandchildren, and they cherished these special times spent with her.
Arlett is survived by her children: David (Cheryl) Gabbert, Sartell, MN, Jeffrey Gabbert and Steven Gabbert both of Hankinson, ND; grandchildren: Laiken Gabbert, Santa Barbara, CA, Morgan, Alex, Shelby Gabbert, Fargo, ND & Brandon Gabbert, Sartell, MN; brothers and sisters: Marlyn Lubben, Alexandria, MN, Delphine (Gary) Hermanson, Mesa, AZ, Dallas (Deloris) Holm, Blaine, MN, Eldean (Judy) Holm, Youngsville, LA, Gordon (Linda) Holm, Pearland, TX and Ronald (Marge) Holm, Amarillo, TX.
She is preceded in death by her husband George, parents, Jonas & Florence and sister Ardell.