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Daniel J. Kartes

April 30, 1962 — August 25, 2022

Daniel J. Kartes, 60, of Langdon, ND, passed away August 25th, 2022, in rural Walhalla.


Daniel was born April 30, 1962, in Langdon, ND, to Carl and Ivy (Thompson) Kartes. He grew up and attended school in his younger years in Walhalla and then graduated from Cavalier High School in 1980. When Dan was 18, he started driving semis, which led to his love of the open road. He would continue this career for 42 years with various employers over the years. In 2014 he started driving for Korsmo Brothers trucking. In 2021, he became an owner/operator of Kartes Trucking, LLC. He enjoyed seeing the country and found his daily joy and entertainment in all the idiotic drivers on the road. Dan knew how to use his finger and horn very, very well. 

In 1984, Dan and Theresa Kalis welcomed a son, Jim. On July 27, 1996, he married Shonna Restemayer, and they raised three sons together: Danny, Hunter, and Michael. 


Dan loved anything to do with the outdoors. Whenever he would come home from being on the road, he would obsessively mow the lawn for hours and spend time with his horses. He had a life-long passion for hunting which he shared and instilled in his sons. When Dan’s son, Michael, joined the United States Marine Corps in 2019, Dan found a renewed love for his country and all military branches - although the United States Marine Corps held a special place in his heart. Dan especially loved spending time with his children and grandsons. 


Surviving Dan are his sons: Jim, Danny (Samantha Pope), Hunter and Michael (Sierra); grandsons Jackson Daniel and Wesley Elliot; his mother, Ivy Kartes; siblings: Gail Kartes (Guy Johnson), Doris (Donn) Hancock, Chuck (Suzy) Kartes, and Carla Hiller; former spouse and close friend Shonna Kartes; best friend Misty Berg; nieces and nephews; and great-nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by grandson Elliot; father Carl; and his grandparents, Russell & Lena Thompson and Frank & Olive Kartes. 


A memorial service will be held at 1:00 p.m. Friday, September 2, 2022, at New Hope Fellowship Church in Langdon, ND, with visitation one hour before the service. Private family burial to follow.

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