Douglas Dennis Tenderholt was born April 10, 1945 at Kenmare, North Dakota to Leonard and Selma (Grenvik) Tenderholt. He attended country school first at Lostwood, North Dakota, and later at Stanley.
During his adult years, Doug farmed with his father on the family farm in rural Lostwood.
Upon his father's retirement from farming, the family moved to Stanley, ND where Doug began working with Tri-City. He had multiple jobs through Tri-City, including delivering the Minot Daily, Meals on Wheels, and a variety of janitorial jobs. Doug was also active in fund raising for various projects.
He moved into New Town Group Home and later moved to the Stanley Group Home where he was until his passing.
Doug enjoyed going to auction sales and church. He especially enjoyed visiting and making friends wherever he went. Doug had an amazing memory and often shared stories with his friends and family. He loved collecting arrowheads, polishing stones, playing his guitar, and singing the Grand Ole Opry. Doug always had a warm smile, joked and loved to laugh.
Doug was preceded in death by his parents Leonard and Selma, one brother, Ronald, one nephew, Scott Anderson, and one grandnephew, Cody Niman.
He is survived by one aunt, Delores Vivian (Butte, MT); one brother. Jerryl (Mary) Tenderholt (Hawley, MN); three sisters, Sharon Polsfut (Minot, ND), Janis Tenderholt (Hendersonville, NC), and Patricia Anderson (Fargo, ND); one sister-in-law, Leona Tenderholt (Stanley, ND); and many nephews, nieces, grand and great-grand nephews and nieces.
Apr 3, 2018