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Prayer Service

St. Alphonsus Catholic Church (Langdon, ND)
Thursday March 25th, 2021

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Mass of Christian Burial

St. Alphonsus Catholic Church (Langdon, ND)
Friday March 26th, 2021

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Brayden J. Schwartz

Brayden Schwartz, 15, of Langdon, ND, passed away March 18, 2021, in Langdon.

Brayden James Schwartz was born October 30, 2005, in Grand Forks, ND, to Bruce and Heidi (Balk) Schwartz. He attended St. Alphonsus during elementary school and currently was a freshman at Langdon Area High School. He enjoyed playing football and basketball for LAHS and had even won the Knights of Columbus free throw contest. He liked snowboarding, bowling, and ranger-riding.  He spent a lot of time fishing at Mt. Carmel Dam and Lake of the Woods with his friends and family. He also liked canoeing at the Dam and going out to the farm. Brayden had a close connection with his family and spent lots of time with them, especially his uncles. He was always active with some activity and loved hanging out with his friends from Langdon, Cavalier, and the surrounding areas.

Surviving Brayden are his parents: Heidi Schwartz (Edwin Benson) of Langdon and Bruce Schwartz (Jenna Mertz) of Cavalier; siblings Chloe and Easton; grandparents: Cheryl Balk, Jim Balk, Kay Schwartz, David Benson, Tim Mertz, and Shelly (Shanon) Buckmiller; great-grandmother Lois Balk; uncles and aunts: Trisha Balk, Tom Balk (Sarah Malloy), Paul (Kim) Schwartz, Diane (Jeff) Prudhomme, Jeanette (Dave) Sugar, Steve (Bridgette) Schwartz, Jeff Schwartz, Dan (Stephanie) Schwartz, Luke Benson, and Jeremy (Anna) Mertz; and many cousins, great-aunts, great-uncles, and good friends. He was preceded in death by grandfather Herman Schwartz, aunt Ruthie Schwartz, and grandmother Beatrice Benson.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, March 26, 2021, at St. Alphonsus Catholic Church in Langdon, ND. A visitation will be held from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. with a 6:30 p.m. prayer service at the church on Thursday, March 25. Masks will be required. Burial will be at St. Brigid’s Catholic Cemetery in Cavalier.

The family requests to please wear a school jersey or the color pink to show your support for Brayden.

In lieu of flowers, please direct any memorials to the Brayden Schwartz Memorial Fund at FM Bank in Langdon or United Valley Bank in Cavalier.

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We are so sorry to hear this. God speed and may Brayden's memories and smile help with the healing. No words will be said that will take away the pain. love and hugs to all the family

Carol Ault Mar 28 2021 12:00 AM

Our deepest sympathy to all the Schwartz family in the loss of your loved one, Our thoughts and prayers are with you and cherish all those memories! They are so precious!

Dale & Colleen Dalsted Mar 27 2021 12:00 AM

Brayden's Family, There will never be words spoken that can take away your pain. Let all those that surround in this difficult time be your strength, be your comfort and be your support. Our deepest sympathy to all of you. Don & Michelle Murray

Michelle Murray Mar 22 2021 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Brayden Schwartz

Sheri Lindner Mar 20 2021 12:00 AM

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Friends and Family Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM