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Obituary - Martin Gilbert 'Gil' Oen


Last updated 11/13/2020 at 12:48pm

Martin Oen

Martin Gilbert Oen, 94, Georgetown, Texas, died there November 7, 2020.

Gil was born to Gilbert and Clara Gaardsmoe Oen in Minot, North Dakota March 22, 1926. He graduated from Minot High School in 1944.

Gil earned a bachelor's degree in math and science from Minot State Teachers College and a master's degree in education from the University of North Dakota in 1965. He began his teaching career in Upham and moved to Willow City in 1953, where he taught science, mathematics, and music until 1974.

After he retired from teaching he was the manager at the Willow City Farm Supply. Gil was an active member of First Lutheran Church in Willow City and other community organizations.

Mr. Oen had married Myrna Kirkeide on June 4, 1949. In 2006 they moved to Havre, Montana, and later he moved to Texas.

He is survived by their three children, Marlyne Reinke, Georgetown, Texas; Linda Pan; Los Angeles, California, and Paul, Perth, Australia. He also leaves eight grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife January 16, 2010.

A graveside service will be held at the Willow City Memorial Park Cemetery. Please visit http://www.niewoehnerfh.com for the latest information about the service. All attending should wear a mask and maintain social distancing.


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