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Curtis Burnham

Curtis Burnham, 62, of Langdon, ND, passed away Monday, September 28, 2020, in Mesa, AZ, under the care of Hospice of the Valley in the presence of his family after a five year, courageous battle with cancer.

Curtis Ray Burnham was born November 19, 1957, in Mitchell, SD, to Dean and Jean Ann (Synhorst) Burnham. He moved with his family to Langdon, ND, where he attended both grade school and high school. He then attended NDSCS in Wahpeton, ND. Curtis married Eva Liebersbach on August 8, 1981, at St. Edward’s Church in Nekoma, ND. Curtis lived in Fairdale, ND, Thief River Falls, MN, and then Grafton, ND, where he worked at local grain elevators and Simplot Soil Builders. Curtis and Eva owned Granny’s Family Restaurant in Grafton from 1987-1997. While in Grafton, their son, Scott, was born – the proudest day of his life. Also while in Grafton, Curtis and his dad, Dean, established a custom swathing company serving farmers in the Langdon area and, later, the Carrington community. His son, Scott, later joined the business, which he still operates. Curtis’s greatest joy was working and associating with all farmers. After living in Grafton, they moved to Carrington, ND, in 1999 and purchased and operated the Prairie Inn Family Restaurant until the summer of 2015.  Curtis enjoyed camping and fishing at Devils Lake and also belonged to a rock shop club in Mesa, AZ, where he and Eva lived in the winter.

Surviving Curtis are his wife, Eva; son Scott of Carrington, ND, and his furry companion, Buddy; siblings: Pam (Dale) Luhmann of Langdon, Craig Burnham of Bozeman, MT, Michael (Vicki) Burnham of Minot, ND, and Kim Burnham (Greg Krzoska) of Baudette, MN; mother-in-law Florence Liebersbach of Osnabrock, ND; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and infant brother Scott Burnham.

A memorial service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 17, 2020, at United Lutheran Church in Langdon, ND. Social distancing and wearing of masks are required per family’s request.

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be directed to Cavalier County Cancer Crusaders (Choice Bank, C/O Mickey Cain, 210 8th Ave., Langdon, ND 58249), St. Edward’s Cemetery (509 8th Ave., Langdon, ND 58249), or Hospice of the Valley (2020 East Woodside Court, Gilbert, AZ 85297).


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Our sincere condolences to the Burnham families. We are sorry we cannot make it to the service.

Jerry and Nancy Ratzlaff Oct 17 2020 12:00 AM

We will miss spending time with Curt as fellow snowbirds down in Arizona. He was a kind, caring, and fun brother in law. He fought the fight with such courage & determination & touched many hearts along his path.
Praying for you Eva & Scott.

Helen & Al Liebersbach Oct 17 2020 12:00 AM

Im so sorry for your loss, and praying for all of you for peace, comfort and strength as you go through this difficult time.

Julie (Schanz) Dahl Oct 7 2020 12:00 AM

i worked with curt at grannys and was a good friend sorry for your loss

happy seeba Oct 6 2020 12:00 AM

Thank you.

Kim Burnham Oct 5 2020 12:00 AM

Thank you Norma. Lots of good memories with your family. Curt will be missed

Kim Burnham Oct 3 2020 12:00 AM

KIM IAM SENDING A DONATION TO THE CANCER CRUSADERS, AGAIN ,SO SORRY.

NORMA MIKKELSEN Oct 3 2020 12:00 AM

Curt was a great brother-in-law and will be dearly missed. Had lots of great times with Curt while working for him at Granny's.

Edward and Karen Liebersbach Oct 3 2020 12:00 AM

TO MICHAEL,CRAIG,PAM AND KIM AND ALL THE FAMILY OF CURTSI SO SORRY TO HEAR THAT CURTIS PASSED AWAY,YOU KIDS AND MY 5 HAD ALOT OF FUN TIMES TOGETHER, ,MY THOUGHTS ARE WITH YOU ALL
NORMA MIKKELSEN AND FAMILY

NORMA MIKKELSEN Oct 1 2020 12:00 AM