Andrew Dosch

Andrew Jordon Dosch, age 30, of Powers Lake, ND died Friday, August 4, 2017 at St. Mary’s Hospital, Rochester, MN.

Andrew Jordon Dosch was born on September 19, 1986, in Harvey, ND to Dennis and Lovera Dosch. He passed away on August 4, 2017 at St. Mary’s Hospital, Rochester, MN. Funeral services are scheduled for Thursday, August 10, 2017 at 10:30 am at St. James Catholic Church in Powers Lake. Visitation is Wednesday from 3:00 pm at the church followed by a rosary service at 5:30 pm. Burial is in St. James Catholic Cemetery at Powers Lake.

Andrew grew up in Powers Lake in a rambunctious family of seven kids. He attended Powers Lake Elementary and graduated from Powers Lake High School in 2005. Andrew always had a strong work ethic and started mowing lawns with his brother, Nick, when he was thirteen years old. This eventually led to part-time employment at Powers Lake Cenex which continued into summer employment during his college years.

During his school years he participated in basketball, Know Your State contest, Geography Bee and was very active in Powers Lake FFA. After graduation he served one year as a ND State FFA officer. He attended Dickinson State University for one year then transferred to NDSU where he graduated in 2010 with an Agricultural Education degree. He started his teaching career at Gackle, ND where he taught for two years. He returned to Powers Lake to begin building a Hereford cattle operation in partnership with Larry Tinjum while working full time at Powers Lake Cenex. Upon leaving Cenex he taught Ag. Ed. for one year at Stanley, ND while expanding his cattle operation. He was elected Burke County Commissioner in November 2016.

While working at Cenex Andrew met Samantha, a special young lady with two adorable children, Jaylynn and Jeremy (his right hand man). This relationship has continued to grow over the last two years which was soon to culminate in marriage.

Andrew was very committed to his Catholic faith and served his home parish, St. James, in many ways. He was active in the Knights of Columbus where he was currently the Grand Knight.

Andrew was an outgoing young man who developed many friendships across the state during his high school, FFA, and college years.

As a family we owe a debt of gratitude to a very special man. Larry Tinjum was willing to work with and mentor a young man with limited experience in the cattle business. Larry became Andrew’s “second Dad” as they worked together these last five years to improve the ranch and start Andrew in cattle ranching.

Andrew is survived by his parents, Dennis and Lovera, and six brothers and sisters: Mike, Nick (Morgan), Beth (Bryan) Moberg, Katy (AJ) Cvancara, Anthony (Sarah), and Laura (Sam) Preble; his fiancé, Samantha and her children, Jaylynn, and Jeremy. Andrew also leaves thirteen nieces and nephews, Cainbridge, Carsen, Makenna, Mylee, Addison, Brinley, Cora, Austyn, Bridger, Alaina, Wesley, Harper, and Avalyn.

Andrew is a beloved son, brother, and husband-to-be who will be deeply missed.

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