Mass of the Christian Burial was celebrated for Everett Lahr, age 87, of Bottineau, on Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2017 at 11 am at the St. Mark's Catholic Church in Bottineau.

Mass of the Christian Burial was celebrated for Everett Lahr, age 87, of Bottineau, on Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2017 at 11 am at the St. Mark's Catholic Church in Bottineau. The celebrant at the mass was the Reverend Father Michael Hickin. Cheryl Guss was the organist and the congregation sang selected hymns. Everett passed away on Tuesday, Nov. 21 at a Minot hospital. Military Honors were presented by the Bottineau County Veterans and the North Dakota National Guard. Honorary casket bearers were all veterans in attendance. Everett Lahr, a son of Frank and Bessie (Leader) Lahr, was born on Feb. 24, 1930, at Devils Lake, ND. He grew up there and graduated from St. Mary's High School. He entered the US Army and served four years in the Army 578th Engineers in Berlin, Germany. He was involved in the Tempelhof Airlift after the war. He was also a member of the BMP in 1951 and they won the company level basketball championship. On August 6, 1952, he married Eileen Deplazes at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Cando. They lived in Devils Lake and Rolla before moving to Bottineau in 1956. Everett worked his entire career with the Ottertail Power Company before retiring in 1992. He was a member of St. Mark's Catholic Church in Bottineau. He was an avid hunter and fisherman and was involved in many organizations. He is survived by his wife, Eileen of Minot; daughter, Pam (Clay) Gunderson of Green River, WY; son, Jeff Lahr of Minot; granddaughter, Stephanie (Andy Eliason) Lahr of Minot; sister, Betty Potter of Springfield, OR; brother-in-law, John (Barbara) Deplazes of Silver City, NM; sister-in-law, Katherine Lahr of Springfield, OR and nieces and nephews. Arrangements were with Nero Funeral Home in Bottineau. Friends may sign the online register book at www.nerofuneralhome.net.