Iverson-Kassian Funeral Services

In Loving Memory...

Dick F. Leith

Dick Leith, age 72, resident of Fargo, ND was granted his angel wings on April 24, 2017 at Sanford Palliative Care in Fargo, ND.  He died peacefully surrounded by his family.


Dick was born January 3, 1945 in Devils Lake, ND, the son of Orval and Eleanor (Conn) Leith.  Dick attended grade school in Bartlett, ND, high school in Lakota, ND, and finished off his education where he graduated from Wahpeton State School of Science with a plumbing diploma.  After receiving his diploma, he moved to Grand Forks where he met Joan Gartner.  Dick and Joan were married on July 27, 1968.  They made their home in Grand Forks, Langdon, and Cavalier, before settling in Lakota where they raised their 3 children.  He opened up Leith Plumbing and Heating in Cavalier.  While in Lakota, Dick opened up D&J Laundry Mat and Carwash, farmed with Bagne Farms, and purchased The Four Seasons Lounge and Steak House.  Dick and Joan moved to Fargo, ND in 2003 where he lived out his retirement doing what he loved the most, spending time with his family and grandchildren.


Dick enjoyed camping, woodworking, and drinking coffee with friends.  He was very devoted to spending time with his family, friends, and grandchildren.  Most of all, Dick enjoyed watching his grandchildren’s sports and activities.  He was an active member of the Shriners and Masons.


Dick will be deeply missed by his wife, Joan, Fargo, ND; daughters, Pamela Sherod, Fargo, ND, Alyssa (Kevin) Anderson, West Fargo, ND; son, Brent (Heather) Leith, West Fargo, ND; grandchildren, Brody Sherod, Morgan and Dawson Anderson, Rylie and Kaleb Leith; brothers, Donovan (Ruby), Lakota, ND, Doug (Janet), Park River, ND, Darrel (Esther) Leith, Lakota, ND; sister, Delores Glenz, Devils Lake, ND; and many nieces and nephews.


Dick is preceded in death by his parents, brother-in-law, Jerry Gartner, and infant nephew, Kitch Michael Gartner.


The Funeral Service will be held at Lakota Lutheran Church on Saturday, April 29, 2017 at 11:00 a.m.  Burial will be in the Lakota Cemetery.  Visitation will be held at the Aaker Funeral Home of Lakota on Friday, April 28, 2017 starting at 5:00 p.m. with a prayer service at 7:00 p.m.  Visitation will continue at the church on Saturday for one hour prior to the Service.

Posted Condolences:

We are so sorry to hear of Dick's passing.  Our thoughts and prayers

are with Joan and family.

Ken Bernier


Donovan, Doug, Darrel, Delores, Joan, and Family,

So sorry to hear of Dick's passing.  I remember fondly him coming over to visit-he always had time for us "kids"-and also spending time at your house.  Always so much fun.  Our condolences to all of you.

Judy (Leith) and Lance Sateren


Our deepest sympathy to you Joan, and your family.  I am sure this grandpa, especially, will be so missed.  Our thoughts are with you.

Anne and family


Very sorry to hear of Dick's passing.  Many fond memories of my outings with Dick.  He thoroughly enjoyed life and knew how to add a little extra spice to most any experience.  A great friend.

Richard Ericksrud


I am so sorry -- our prayers are with Dick and his family at this time.  I met Dick in January of 45.  I was just beging to get aquainted with the rest of the family at that time, I have many great memories of the Leith family.

God Bless from Eddie / Louise


My deepest sympathies to you all in the passing of my "favorite" Dick.
I have many fond memories of our visits in the store and even running into him here in Fargo.  He will be missed by many.  May his memory live on in your hearts.

Terri Fischer


Donovan, Doug, Darrel, Delores, Joan, and Family,

So very sorry to hear of your loss.  And sorry our family will not be able to attend for your Uncle Ken & Mary's family.  Fond memories of the big family gathering and visit.  Also could listen for hours of Den & Dale telling stories of growing up with you folks.  Thoughts and prayers to all of you.

David & Betty Leith Family


What a great man!!!  So proud to have gotten to share his last name.  Thoughts and prayers to all his family.  Gone.  But, will never be forgotten!

Sharon Leith Njos


The Dykhoff family was the next farm to the north of the Leith farm.  My older brother Darryl would remember more.  We moved to Minnesota when I was 10 in 1959 but I well remember the Leith family from a 10 year olds mind.
Thoughts & prayers
Carl Dykhoff jr.





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