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Adele Bye

Adele Kae Bye, 66, of Hatton, ND, passed away Monday December 4th at her home in Hatton. Funeral services will be held Saturday, December 9, 2017 at 10:30 a.m. at St. John Lutheran Church in Hatton. A visitation will be held Friday, December 8, 2017 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. with a 7:00 p.m. prayer service at the Hatton Prairie Village Chapel in Hatton.

Adele Kae Bye (Anderson) was born in Fargo, ND, on April 14, 1951 to Merlyn and Elberta Anderson (Stibbe) of Hunter, ND. She grew up on a farm in Erie, ND and attended school in Hunter. She graduated high school in 1969. After high school, she attended Mayville State University where she graduated with a degree in Music and Elementary Education. She went on to teach in Tappen and Hatton, ND. She married Gerald Bye on December 29th, 1980. Together, they have two sons, Jesse and Tyler. Adele and Gerald lived in rural Hatton until moving into town in November of 2016. They were married for 37 years. She enjoyed cooking, baking and bringing meals to the field, making sure her men were fed.
Adele loved volunteering and had a passion for playing piano and organ, both at St. John Lutheran Church and Hatton Prairie Village. She taught music for the Sunday school at St. John for 20+ years until she retired in January of 2017. She was an active member in the Ladies Aide, various committees and groups within the church and volunteered most days at Hatton Prairie Village. You could usually find her in the coffee shop or sing-alongs for the residents. Adele enjoyed crafting and decorating her home. She adored her granddaughter, Madison and cherished any time she was able to spend with her. Adele was also eagerly looking forward to the birth of Jesse and Michelle's baby in a few short weeks.

Adele is survived by her husband, Gerald, sons Jesse (Michelle) Bye, Hatton; Tyler Bye, Fargo; her father, Merlyn Anderson, Hunter, ND; her siblings, Doug (Gayle) Anderson, Los Angeles, CA, Kendall (Virginia) Anderson, Post Falls, ID, and Tamara (Parker) Thilmony, Detroit Lakes, MN; granddaughter, Madison Bye, Bemidji, MN, aunts, Beva Peters, Fairfield, CA; Merilyn Rogers, Ozark, AL; Dolores Corley, Fargo, ND; Kenneth Anderson, Kona, HI; Joanna Martin, Colorado Springs, CO, many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. She is preceded in death by her mother, Elberta Anderson, and many aunts and uncles.


Friday, December 08, 2017
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Hatton Prairie Village Chapel
950 Dakota Ave
Hatton, North Dakota 58240

Prayer Service

Friday, December 08, 2017
7:00 PM

Hatton Prairie Village Chapel
950 Dakota Ave
Hatton, North Dakota 58240

Funeral Service

Saturday, December 09, 2017
10:30 AM

St. John Lutheran Church
420 7th Street
Hatton, ND 58240

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So sorry to hear of Adele's sudden passing. My sympathies to you all.

Debbie Moen Slais Dec 11 2017 12:00 AM

Our sympathy to the Bye family. Adele was a friend and talented musician when we studied at MSU. She always had a smile, whether in practice or just visiting. She, and her Music will be missed by many. Paul and Jean Moen

Paul Moen Dec 9 2017 12:00 AM

My sympathies to the Bye family. Adele was such a wonderful lady spreading kindness and happiness wherever she went. God's blessings to your family.

Leah (Kent) Zimmerman Dec 9 2017 12:00 AM

Tamara, I am very sorry about the sudden loss of your sister. Please extend my deepest sympathy to your family. Jean Louis

Jean Louis Van Doorne Dec 9 2017 12:00 AM

I am so sorry for your loss. Adele was a sweet, kind wonderful person and you were so blessed to have her in your lives. I am also sorry I will be unable to attend the services, Specifically Tammy, Ken, Doug & Merlyn know my love and prayers are with you. May you all find peace. With Love, Jay STibbe & family

Jay Stibbe Dec 7 2017 12:00 AM

So sorry for the Bye family and Hatton community's loss. I loved working with and being around Adele. She was always smiling and loved being around children. You will be greatly missed!

Rudy Brereton Dec 7 2017 12:00 AM

My sympathy to Gerald and the family. I considered Adele a good friend having been in circle and choir with her most of the years I have lived in Hatton! She radiated a kindness and was always wanting to do her share plus more and was a people pleaser. The residents and staff at HPV will surely miss her too!! Hugs to all of you!! Joy Ust McLain

Joy Ust McLain Dec 7 2017 12:00 AM

Condolences and prayers for her family and friends 🙏💜

Bev Ottesen Dec 7 2017 12:00 AM

I will always remember bringing my birthday pennies in and putting them in the little church at St John. We always got to pick a special pencil. Adele was always actively involved with our Sunday School. She will be missed by many!

Melinda Flaten Dec 6 2017 12:00 AM

My thoughts are with all of you at this time. Your memories will keep her in your heart always. Vicki Siegert Olson

Vicki Olson Dec 6 2017 12:00 AM

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