Robert “Bob” LeRoy Ough


Relationship to conference: Father of Bishop Bruce R. Ough, resident bishop of the Dakotas-Minnesota Episcopal Area.

Date of death: July 28, 2019 at age 93

Arrangements: A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 2, 2019 at Faith United Methodist Church in Williston, North Dakota. A visitation will begin at the church one hour prior to the service. Interment with military honors will be in Riverview Cemetery in Williston, North Dakota.

Appointment information: Bishop Ough has been resident bishop of the Dakotas-Minnesota Episcopal Area since 2012; immediately prior to that, he spent 12 years as resident bishop in West Ohio.

Mr. Ough is survived by his wife of 70 years, Lois Ough of Woodbury, Minnesota; children, Bishop Bruce (Charlene) Ough, Debra Sellheim, and Steve (Linda) Ough; seven grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; son, Gregory Paul; and brothers, Ernest Ough and Edwin Ough.

In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be designated for the Gregory P. Ough Memorial Scholarship Fund at the Dakotas United Methodist Foundation in Mitchell, South Dakota, or the Greg Ough Memorial Scholarship at the Williston Coyote Foundation in Williston, North Dakota.

Cards of condolence can be sent to Bishop Bruce and Char Ough at the Dakotas-Minnesota Area Office of The United Methodist Church, 122 W. Franklin Ave., Ste. 200, Minneapolis, MN 55404.

A full obituary is available on the Fulkerson-Stevenson Funeral Home website.

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