John Alvin Strong, 76, of Devils Lake, ND, passed away on Saturday, Nov. 9, 2019, at Altru Hospital in Grand Forks, ND.

John Alvin Strong, 76, of Devils Lake, ND, passed away on Saturday, Nov. 9, 2019, at Altru Hospital in Grand Forks, ND. Funeral Services for John will be held on Thursday, Nov. 14 at 10 a.m. at Gilbertson Funeral Home with Reverend Steven Wirth officiating. John was born May 21, 1943, to Alvin and Dorothea (Bercier) Strong. He was a lifelong resident of Devils Lake. He attended St. Mary’s Academy. He worked for Sioux Manufacturing and Nordic Fiberglass. He also drove taxi, painted and eventually retired from Lake Region State College in 2013. He was an avid billards player. John is survived by; his sibling, Harland C. Strong of Luverne, MN; children, Patti Teachout of Eustis, FL, and Alvin Strong of Lake Wylie, SC; grandchildren, Yosha Riley, Dimitri Teachout, Willow and Mavis Strong; niece, Jessica St. Claire; and special friend, Laura Halle; along with many lifelong friends. He is preceded in death by his parents.