Dick passed away on May 1, 2013 at the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, TX at the age of 63.

Dick was born on October 8, 1949 in Bismarck, ND, the son of Lester and Martha (Kost) DuToit. He grew up in the Washburn, ND area graduating from Washburn High School. Dick proudly serviced his country in the United States Marine Corp. After his discharge he returned to North Dakota. Dick was united in marriage to Carol Janssen in May of 1981 at St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church in Okauchee, WI. He worked for Black Box Network Service in Fargo until his retirement. Dick loved spending time hunting, fishing, camping, and being a grandpa to Brandon.

Dick is survived by his wife, Carol; his daughters, Nicole (Jason) Acord and Shera DuToit; his grandson, Brandon Acord; and his siblings – Jama (Ed) Duncan, Jim (Janet) DuToit, Jack (Kathy) DuToit, Jean (Joe) Schuldheisz, Pat (Kelly) Kost, and Debbie (Jim) Ryan; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents.

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  1. Dear family of Dick,
    My condolences on your loss.
    I wish to share comfort from the Bible.
    The scriptures hold out a wonderful hope for our loved ones who have fallen asleep in death.
    Please read John 5:28,29 in your Bible.
    Another wonderful future promise is found at Revelation 21:3,4 where it states that pain and death will be no more. The former things will have passed away.
    There is much Bible-based comfort to be found on the website http://www.jw.org

    sincerely dianne mullins

  2. Madison WisconsinWe are so sorry for your loss. I remember coming over when Nicole and I were in high school and thinking that she had the nicest, most personable mom and dad. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
    Deepest condolences,
    Kyle and Jenna

  3. fargo ND
    Dick was a wonderful next-door neighbor. I’ll always remember the day I bought my first computer. He helped me unload it from my car, then suggested I get rid of the cartons. While I folded boxes, he got the computer set up, running and online! I was amazed! Job finished, he went fishing. In later years, he “improved” the neighborhood by trapping those feisty red squirrels that invaded the bird feeders, releasing them in Lindenwood Park. His easy smile and quiet conversation will be missed.

  4. Bismarck ND
    Dearest Family,
    I want to tell you of the sadness I feel in Dick’s passing. It is so hard to not have everyone together. I always miss Fern so much, when we are together. David, Wayne, Mark and Jackie, lost their mom way too early, she was young.

    There is a great loss on this earth, and a great gain. In Heaven. there was an awesome Homecoming!

    I had every intention of being with you all at the funeral, but I had said I would work for some one twice, and had forgotten I worked Sat night, so I had gotten a room, and was going to leave after work tonight, stay at the motel go to the funeral, and drive back for afternoon work.
    But when I double checked, I could not do it.
    I am so sorry.

    I will come over this week before the girls leave,

    I pray for strength, for Dicks wife Carol, Daughters, and for each one of you, Jim, and Jan,Jama, Jeanie, Pattiie, Jack, and Debbie. My heart is with you all.

    Betty and Lee

  5. Fridley MnOur thoughts and prayers go out to Dicks family.
    Dick was the best friend a person could ever have, I will always have good memories of us growing up together and staying Buddy’s through out the years. I get a smile on my face when I think about the times we were out hunting and fishing together. Dick always had this sparkle in his eyes when he talked about Carol and the girls he was truly a good man.
    I will truly miss you my friend good bye until we meet again.

    Your Buddy Verden

  6. Lodi CADutoit Family…. words fall short of expressing our sorrow for your loss. May you take comfort in knowing that an angel is watching over you.
    I was a classmate of Dick’s at Washburn. My father, a former teacher of Dick’s, also sends his condolences.

  7. Valley City I remember Uncle Dick as a person who was always teaching and helping out whenever the opportunity was there even back to my younger years and teaching me how to tightly roll and tie my sleeping bag, rig the perfect fishing line knot, or filleting walleyes. He was always willing to pass along his knowledge and experience. His stories were so great to listen to, and just watching his expressions, put a smile on everyone’s face. He was always there for Steph and me when something came up and we needed someone to watch the kiddos for a few hours. Uncle Dick showed his support at many of my military events from my last promotion to my send off to and return from Kosovo. Uncle Dick, we love you and will miss you very much. Aunt Carol, Nicole and Shera, my thoughts and prayers are with you. May God comfort you. Love Ken, Stephanie and the kids

  8. Dave and I will miss our brother-in-law. Dick was truly one of the good guys. We never heard him say a negative or bad thing about another. In fact, he would change the subject or say something positive if there was any kind of “negativity” in the room.
    We will miss your gentle, quiet ways….your warm smile, and caring heart.
    May God welcome you home…..

  9. washburn North Dakota
    I am going to miss my uncle Dick so much.
    We enjoyed having him stay with us last summer during the reunion and I will cherish that memory forever. One thing I will always remember and miss about my uncle Dick was his uncontrollable and contagious laugh. When he would laugh,everyone would laugh. I am going to miss all of the special times we had and I know that he is going to be missed dearly. We love you Dick.

    Love, Robyn,Doug&girls

  10. Washburn N.D
    . My brother Jack said it all about Dick ,I’d just like to add that i love you, i’ll miss you more than words can say and I’ll see you on the other side the Mt.some day. Your brother JIM

  11. Fremont IndianaMy Uncle Dick was a kind and gentle man. A man you could count on. I am so honored to have known him and call him my Uncle. I will cherish my many wonderful memories of him forever.

    Heaven has been blessed as we were when he was here with his family. I am sure he has a fishing pole in hand, and a smile on his face as he looks down on us from heavens gate.

    Love Always,

    Theresa and family

  12. Cross Plains WIDear Nicole and Family,

    I am thinking of all of you and hoping you are able to find peace in the days and months ahead. Nicole has shared wonderful stories about her family and we know how precious your father, husband, grandfather and uncle are to all of you. May you be comforted by all of the beautiful memories you hold dear.


  13. Casa Grande ArizonaMy brother Dick was very family oriented. He was a very good husband and father and grandfather to his wife and children. When I was visiting him in the hospital he referred to his grandson as “that’s my boy” and if he saw a picture of him he would get the biggest smile on his face.
    Dick spent over 35 years in the telephone industry after he was honorably discharged from the U. S. Marine Corps.
    He was an avid fisherman and loved to hunt wild game. We use to get the greatest pleasure from listening to his long hunting stories.
    I don’t think he had an enemy in the world and he will be missed very much from the lucky ones that new Dick.
    See you again my brother.

  14. Bloomington Minnesota
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and the family at this time of loss. Dick was a good guy, classmate and friend.

  15. Minnewaukan North Dakota
    Other high school classmates and I have been remembering Dick in our prayers and our thoughts. We share in your sadness as we have lost a friend, classmate, and a good guy.

  16. Moorhead MN
    Dear Carol and Family, I am so sorry to read of Dick’s passing. I have fond memories of your family at Carl Ben Eielson School. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

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