Dwight D. Sundby, 65, Bismarck, died at home of natural causes on Thanksgiving Day, November 22, 2018.
Dwight Dean Sundby was born in Turtle Lake, ND, on October 1, 1953 to parents Orville and Mary (Braun) Sundby.  He was one of the first babies delivered by Dr. Kuplis.  The day was very windy and over 90 degrees.  He was brought home to join his brothers Douglas and David.
He was educated in the Turtle Lake public school system.  Summers were spent at Brush Lake with friends and family swimming, fishing, waterskiing, roller-skating, and picnicking.  Dwight spent a summer as a farmhand, working and living with his uncle Herman Sundby and wife Alice near Crooked Lake on the old Sundby homestead. This he enjoyed a lot, with Herman's easy going pace for "the long haul".
Dwight attended UND for two years after graduating high school, where he met Bill Cornog.  Together they formed Sundog construction and Dwight began his life-long work as a freelance carpenter.  He built a disabled-accessible home in Bismarck designed to provide for his newly retired parents and his sister, Mary Beth, who had progressive MS.  Dwight was very proud of his design and fabrication skills and could memorize an entire blueprint.  He kept a portfolio of his many projects. He was also a talented mechanic.  As an adult learner he went on to earn BA degrees in Accounting and Business and mastered the transcription of Braille. 
Dwight was well-known by many for his sharp wit and could produce something outlandishly funny from any situation.  He was fiercely independent. His many interests including fishing, hunting, painting, gardening, cooking, and guitar playing. He had an uncanny ability for dog training and had a great love for his dogs - in succession, two Dobermans, a Newfoundland Retriever, and most recently his Jack Russell Terrier "Helper".
Dwight generously provided help and gifts to many people. He was happy to share produce from his garden, sausage from his smoker, a dressed pheasant from the freezer, or help with other's projects and repairs for nothing.  When Mary Beth could no longer live at home he spent many hours in the nursing home
to comfort her.  He loved her very much.  He also did much to care for his parents in their later years.
He was preceded in death by his sister, Mary Beth, his mother Mary, and his dad Orville.
He is survived by this brother Doug of Denver, CO and Dave of Ft. Collins, CO; aunts and uncles: Edward Sundby, Fargo, Lucille Braun and Marion Braun, both of Bismarck, and Carol Sundby, Turtle Lake; and his nephews: Jonathan Sundby, Colorado Springs, CO and James Sundby, Denver, CO.
Dwight lived a rich life and had made numerous friends and acquaintances along the way.  He will be remembered by many for his abilities, his intelligence, and his humor.  A memorial service is planned for springtime, with details to follow. You may donate in his memory to FAMM (https://famm.org/)   RIP.

 



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3723 Lockport St
Bismarck, ND 58503-5537
(701) 223-4055


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Bismarck Funeral Home
3723 Lockport St  |  Bismarck, ND 58503-5537
(701) 223-4055


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