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Memorial Service

New Hope Fellowship
Friday September 2nd, 2022

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Daniel J. Kartes

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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A candle was lit in memory of Daniel

John & Gaye Carpenter Sep 20 2022 10:19 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Daniel

Carissa Iverson Sep 11 2022 3:34 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Daniel

Kathi (Moore) Brenneman Sep 4 2022 11:08 PM

I send my deepest sympathy to family. My dad would talk about his Kartes relatives. I wish I had visited more with them.

Lorraine Beachamp Sep 4 2022 10:48 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Daniel

Kathi Brenneman Sep 3 2022 6:30 PM

Sincere sympathy to Dan's family and friends. I recently visited with Dan in a local Langdon store. It was such a nice visit. Dan proudly shared with me about his truck and being on the road with a big smile on his face. He was getting ready to get back on the road. It had been awhile since I had seen Dan and we both commented on how good it was to visit/see each other. We bid farewell with "travel safe and take care." I am thankful for that visit. Today I think of that visit and his big smile. Dan will be missed. Hugs and prayers to family and friends. Take care. Susan Fay


Dan always had a ready smile and friendly word. We enjoyed time spent visiting at hockey practices and games over the years. Extending our sympathy and prayers to all of Dan's loved ones.

Lou & Lynn McGauvran Sep 1 2022 11:15 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Daniel

Lonnie Thompson Family Sep 1 2022 10:08 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Daniel

Misty Berg Aug 31 2022 11:23 PM

There are so many memories from you saying you know I'm marrying your daughter to haying time,to the bib storm at Mont Carmel.
My prayers for my 3 grandsons n Seirra n Shonna.
Dan will forever be in our hearts

Shelley Jerome Aug 31 2022 11:04 PM

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