John H. Malpert Jr.

john h.  malpert jr.
John's service will be livestreamed below starting at 2:00 PM Saturday, February 27, 2021.
John Herman Malpert, Jr died peacefully at his home in Dilworth, MN on February 19, 2021. He was born in Britton, SD on January 24, 1936 to John and Emma (Martins) Malpert. He grew up on a farm southwest of Brampton, ND, where he attended the rural County Elementary School and was an active member of 4-H, receiving many awards during his tenure. While in grade school, he was elected the county president of Young Citizens League and represented the county at the state meeting in Bismarck. He graduated from Oakes High School, where he was an honorary captain of the basketball team and attended Boys State. He furthered his education at NDSU, earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Agriculture and Agricultural Economics. He served in the US Army and North Dakota National Guard and was honorably discharged. John began his professional career in 1961, working for the Farmers Home Administration in Dickinson. In 1964, he became the FHA Supervisor of Sheridan County in McClusky, ND. During this time, he was an active member of the Lions Club, serving as president for one year, and he was a Charter Member of the Junior Chamber of Commerce. John went back to NDSU to obtain a Masters with a major in agriculture economics. He then returned to the Farmers Home Administration, spending two years in Jamestown before moving to Linton in 1974, where he became the Supervisor of Emmons County. He then moved onto Bowbells for the next 12 years, serving as County Supervisor for Burke and Renville counties. On January 10, 1992 he retired after spending just over 30 years in federal service, most of the time with FHA. After retirement, John went back to school earning his second Master’s Degree, this time from UND, in Education Administration. He then became a Certified Real Estate Appraiser. John is survived by special friend Mary Schultz of Fessenden; son, Dr. John III (Marci) of Petersburg, MI; daughter Janell (Todd) Ness of Fargo; daughter Janet Steinberger of Jamestown; grandchildren Zackery and Brooke Steinberger, David and Michael Roach; and many cousins, nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; four brothers, Rudy, Marvin, Herman and Otto Malpert; and sister Adelaide Swanson.

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  1. Heartfelt hugs to all the Malpert family. John was an amazing neighbor to us for many years in South Fargo. Blessings on your new angel.

  2. Our deepest sympathy to the family of John. He was my cousin and we (along with 3 other cousins) were all born in the same year. We were together alot when younger. Bless his memory. (John’s cousin) Dorthy and Gerald Schneider

  3. My sympathies to the family and Mary. John came to some of Mary’s high school reunions and I met him there. He was so pleasant and social. It was nice to get to know him a little.

  4. I worked for FHA and with John when he was stationed at Bowbells, ND. He served the agency and farm producers effectively. Later after he retired I would run into John and find out he was always doing something, usually working.

  5. Johnny was my cousin and I will miss him a lot! Over this past year we visited often on the phone and
    I always enjoyed talking to him. He was a special cousin, always friendly, interesting, and ihe was
    very intelligent! Every year we received a picture card at Christmas with Johnny and his family
    on it – we know he was proud of them. Sympathy goes out to all of his family and Maty Schultz.
    May God’s blessings be with all of you. I am so sorry Johnny is gone!
    His Frieind and Cousin, Lucille Green

  6. Our deepest sympathies to the Malpert family and Mary. Please find comfort in knowing you’re all in the thoughts and prayers of all who know and care about you.

  7. We are so grateful to be able to attend the service through live streaming and seeing family there. Uncle Johnny and Mary made many trips to Brookings for various family gatherings, rain or shine, and sometimes snowstorms. It was a lovely, touching service. Thinking of all of you. Nancy and Chuck

  8. We had many nice visits with John. Particularly about the years he spent working in McClusky and the people he knew that we also knew. John was very thoughtful He will be missed and remembered. Our deepest condolences to the whole family.

  9. John and I boarded at Mrs. Tedin’s during my first 2 years of high school in Oakes. We shared a lot of good times together. He was very tall and I was very short… people referred to us as “Big John and Sparky”! This news made me very sad. My deepest condolences to his family.

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