02 Nov Louis George Ding Jr. (Louie)
Louis George Ding Jr. (Louie), 85, of Bismarck, ND passed away on October 30, 2020.
A Memorial Service/Funeral Service will be held at a later date.
Louie was born July 12, 1935 on the family homestead in Hebron, ND to Elsie (Beulow) and Louis Ding Sr. Having earned a degree in Diesel Mechanics from Wahpeton State College, Louie was proud of his career as a long-haul truck driver and heavy equipment operator. Most notably he was recognized in print for his transportation of transformers from Alaska to North Dakota over the tundra in the harshest of winter weather. Louie attributed his hard work ethic and perseverance in life to his leg injury. Disabled as a child from Polio he said, “I’ve had to work twice as hard to be considered half as good.” Louie enjoyed many hobbies including hunting, gun smithing, coin collecting, and restoring antique tractors for his hobby farm. Louie was also a lifelong artist and had a true gift for drawing wildlife.
Louie is survived by his daughters, Bianca Deloreschild (John Lacher) and Belinda Jans; grandchildren, Andrew Ding, Alicen Ding-Jundt, Glenda Murphy, and Leah Jans; great grandchildren, Ashlin, Chance, and Rory; and many other close extended family and friends.
Louie is preceded in death by his wives, Delores (Wutzke) and Sandra (Wetzel); sons, Blake and Blane; grandson, Joshua Jans; and brothers, Albert, Norbert, and Raymond.
To the family, I am sorry for the loss of your father and grandfather. He was a good man from what I remember. He always had time to visit when he saw you and he always tried to get along with everyone. He had some great stories and was very knowledgeable about a variety of things, especially guns. I really enjoyed knowing him. He will be missed by many, that knew him. May he rest in peace! Sincerely, Lee A. Wentz