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Douglas Entorf

Jan. 6, 1955-Oct. 9, 2012

October 12, 2012
Minot Daily News

Douglas Paul "Doogie" Entorf, 57, New Town, formerly of Williston and Plaza, died Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2012, in New Town.

Douglas Paul Entorf was born Jan. 6, 1955, in Lewistown, Mont., the son of Paul and Marcella (Conrad) Entorf. He was raised in Denton, Mont., until his family moved to Glasgow, Mont., where he graduated from high school in 1973. During his school years he played football and wrestled. He then attended the University of Montana in Missoula for a short time before moving to Tioga to start his career as an agriculture agronomist.

He later moved to Richland, Mont., where he met his best friend and the love of his life, Mary Lystad. They were united in marriage on Feb. 19, 1977, in Scobey, Mont. In 1978 they moved to Williston, where he worked for Mort's Soil Service and raised his family. In 1998, they moved to Plaza, where he was employed with Plaza-Makoti Equity Elevator. At the time of his death, he was working with Dakota Quality Grain Co-op in New Town and resided at the New Town Marina where he assisted with the management duties.

In his leisure time, Doug enjoyed hunting, fishing, gambling, spending time at his cabin at New Town Marina and golfing. He enjoyed barbecuing and was known for a mean smoked turkey. He also liked socializing with friends and family and loved to enjoy his favorite cigar and scotch. More than ever, he cherished spending time with his grandchildren, Ethan, Jax, Payton and Tyson.

Blessed be his memory among us.

Doug is survived by: his loving wife of 35 years, Mary, of New Town; daughters, Dawn Maki (Shanon), of Watford City, and Hope Wilhelm (Evan), of Bottineau; sisters, Janet Willers (Jerry), of Phillips, Wis., Jane Coefield (Tom), of Austin, Texas, and Susan Lutzenhiser (Loren), of Portland, Ore.; sister-in-law, Della Turcotte (Bruce), of Epping; brother-in-law, Ernie Lystad (Rita), of Granville; four grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and cousins; and special friends, Greg, Kathy, Ryan, Terri, Mark, Dawn and Steve.

He was preceded in death by his parents and mother-in-law and father-in-law, Maynard and Lena Lystad.

Memorial Service: Saturday, Oct. 13, 2012, 11 a.m., in First Lutheran Church, Plaza.

There will no reviewal or visitation and a private family committal service will take place at a later date.

Online condolences may be shared at (

(Langhans Funeral Home, Parshall)



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