Delbert Lee Nagel, 47, of New Town, North Dakota died on August 13, 2013, in New Town.
Posted August 23, 2013
Services were held on Saturday, August 17, 2013, at Twin Buttes Community Hall, Twin Buttes, ND. Burial followed at the Red Butte Community Cemetery.
Delbert was born on July 14, 1966, to Jerry Nagel and Delaine Byington Nagel, in Fort Yates, ND. He attended various elementary schools in North Dakota, South Dakota and Montana.
Delbert also attended Wahpeton Indian School, graduated from the eighth grade at Missoula, MT and he later attended Chemawa Indian School. He then attended the Native American Art School in Santa Fe, NM, where he fine-tuned his artistic abilities.
Delbert was most known for his sculptures. He has some of his sculptures in the Heard Museum in Phoenix, AZ. Delbert supported his art by being a finishing and framing carpenter.
He remodeled both residential and commercial investment properties in Missoula, MT.
Delbert worked in New Town on new construction for the Ft. Berthold Housing Authority. As a carpenter, he worked on the new addition to the RTC building in Parshall, ND.
He also made a living selling his artwork. He practiced his cultural traditions, like Sundance’s, prayers and sweat lodge. Delbert enjoyed the outdoors and loved to go camping.
He married Lynn Fox and the couple had one son, John. Years later, he married Heather Duchanne and they also had one son, Jeremiah.
Delbert is survived by his wife Heather Duchanne, his mother, Delaine Nagel; his father, Jerry Nagel; two sisters, Rose (Jay) White Body and Ann Solano; two sons, John Nagel and Jeremiah Nagel; three nephews, Anthony Folden, Elias Nagel and Hector Solano; two grandsons, Izaiya Blaze Nagel and Sid Leonard Nagel.
Delbert is preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Geraldine (Nagel) Vigil and Nathan Chase; his maternal grandparents, Arthur Byington and Rose (Babbit) Byington; his paternal great-grandfather, John Nagel, Jr; his paternal great-grandmother, Sadie (Smith) Nagel-Ochoa; and his paternal great-great-grandmother, Mattie Many Ways (Nagel) Grinnell.
Arrangements are conducted by Barbot-Seibel Funeral Home, Beulah and Hazen.