Verne L. Cashman, 73 of Sidney, Montana formerly of Devils Lake, ND, passed away on Saturday, July 29, 2017, at his home.
Verne L. Cashman, 73 of Sidney, Montana formerly of Devils Lake, ND, passed away on Saturday, July 29, 2017, at his home. Funeral Services for Verne will be held on Saturday, Aug. 5 at 2:30 p.m. at the Gilbertson Funeral Home, Devils Lake with Reverend Reuben Schnaidt officiating. Burial will be in the Devils Lake Cemetery with Military Honors accorded by the Neathery-Simensen Post No. 756, Devils Lake Veterans of Foreign Wars and the North Dakota Military Funeral Honors Team-Navy. Visitation will be on Saturday at the funeral home from 10 a.m. until time of service. Serving as Casket Bearers for Verne will be Cody Gibson, Oscar Roose, Michael Thomason, Jr., Chuck Nelson, Gene Bakken and Erik Hakso. His daughter Ronda will give a special tribute to her Dad. Verne LeRoy Cashman was born November 19, 1943, in Devils Lake, ND to Leona (Melby) and William “Bud” Cashman. He was reared and educated in Devils Lake and graduated from Devils Lake Central in 1962. He entered the US Navy and proudly served his country aboard the destroyer USS Cory DD 508. He was honorably discharged on June 17, 1965, as a Gunner’s Mate. He continued in the Navy Reserve until June 17, 1968. He married Donna Bartlett in 1966. They had a son Chad in that year and in 1969 a daughter Ronda was born. Verne developed his love of the outdoors, fishing and hunting from his father and passed that love to his son Chad from a very early age and continued throughout Verne’s lifetime. In 1978 he moved to Sidney, Montana at the age of 35 and that was his home until his death. He loved Montana and its huge hunting opportunities and made many friends there. Joe and Mac to name just a couple. He loved to come back to Devils Lake to visit his mother, brother and sister and family on holidays and to visit with a great many friends he had there. He also traveled to Washington State to visit his daughter Ronda and her family. His sister Candice would babysit the dogs when he took the train out West. Verne worked for Sweetheart Bread Company until his retirement. He was a hard worker. He said “I go to work to load my truck when most people are going to bed.” Verne was a very honest man and would lend a helping hand to anyone. He had a great sense of humor and would say the darnedest things, that was pure Verne. Verne will be greatly missed by all his loving family. Verne was a big LA Dodger fan and we hope they win the World Series for their greatest fan in Heaven. Verne is survived by his son Chad Cashman, Sidney, MT, daughter Ronda (Erik) Hakso, Lake Stevens, WA and son, Cliff VanBuren, Mayville, ND; sister, Candice (Mike) Thomason and brother, Bill Cashman all of Devils Lake; nephew, Michael S. Thomason; grandchildren, Nicole Silva, Bryton Held, Jonah, Oliver and Maggie Hakso and Cora VanBuren; great grandchildren, Michael, Ely and Dillon and beloved springer spaniel, Chuckie, and many cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents; grandparents; granddaughter Kendra Held; step father Harold Winslow; step brother Frank Winslow and beloved dog, Tana.