Levi Sailer, 83, of Hazen, ND passed away Friday, May 24, 2019 at Sakakawea Medical Center, Hazen. Services will be held at 10:00 AM CDT on Wednesday, May 29, 2019 at St. Matthew Lutheran Church, Hazen with Rev. Toby Heller officiating. Burial will take place at 11:00 AM CDT, Thursday, May 30 at the North Dakota Veteran’s Cemetery, Mandan.
Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at the church.
Levi was born on July 17, 1935 in Stanton, ND to Emma (Maas) and Fred Sailer. He grew up and attended a rural school between Pick City and Stanton. Levi entered into the US Army in 1956 and served his country as a sharpshooter. Upon returning home from the service, he married Eldora Miller on October 31, 1959 at St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church.
Levi was employed at several places throughout his life, including owning his own business. He worked as a truck driver, as a dozer operator on the Garrison Dam diversion project, was a custodian at Hazen High School, owned and operated Sailer Septic System and worked as a dragline operator at Glen Harold Mine. Levi retired from Glen Harold Mine at the age of 57 and continued running his septic business for many more years.
Levi greatly enjoyed polka music, taking care of his yard, playing cards, going to the casino and the Norsk Hostfest with Eldora, attending family reunions and spending time with his grandchildren.
Levi is survived by his children, Curtis (Carol) Sailer of Hazen and Jason (Stacey Buchholz) Sailer of Bismarck; four grandchildren, Camden, Keaton and Medora Sailer, all of Hazen and Owen Sailer of Bismarck; two step-grandchildren, Zach Huber and Nicole Boehm, of Wahpeton, ND; three siblings, Wilmar (Frieda) Sailer of Stanton, Darlene Kilber of Bismarck and Bernice “Aunt B” of Coeur D’Alene, ID; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Eldora; six brothers, Edmer, Rueben, Oswald, Eldor, Emil and Oscar; and three sisters, Frieda Heine, Elsie Rathjen and Edna Neuberger.
Arrangements are conducted by Barbot Funeral Home, Beulah and Hazen.