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Mass of Christian Burial

St. Brigid's Catholic Cemetery
Tuesday July 14th, 2020

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Delores "Dede" E. Longtin


Delores Elaine “Dede” Longtin, 86, of Walhalla, ND passed away Thursday, July 9, 2020, at the Pembilier Nursing Center, Walhalla, ND. A private Mass of Christian Burial will be held at the St. Boniface Catholic Church, Walhalla, ND on Tuesday, July 14, 2020. The service will be available to view at askewfuneralhome.com on Wednesday, July 15, 2020. Memorials are preferred to the Pembilier Nursing Center, Park River Bible Camp, or the Walhalla Ambulance Service.


Dede Walstad was born June 25, 1934 at Park River, ND to Gustav and Christina Louise (Larson) Walstad. She grew up and attended school in Park River, graduating from the Walsh County Agricultural School. Dede then attended nursing school in St. Paul, MN, and then worked as an L.P.N. at the hospital in Park River.


On May 1, 1954, she married Gary Longtin at Leroy, ND. After their marriage they lived and farmed in the Leroy area.


Dede’s love for the Christmas season brought so much joy to her family. Her favorite hobby was quilting and many of her quilts were given to various charitable causes. She also enjoyed bowling, golfing, gardening, traveling and casino excursions. She was a 4-H leader and active in the St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Leroy and the St. Boniface Catholic Church in Walhalla. Rest in peace our dear mother, grandmother and friend.


She is survived by her children: Phil (Corliss) Longtin, Walhalla, ND, Cindy Freschette, Fargo, ND, Jody (Steve) Berg, East Grand Forks, MN, Rod (Nicole) Longtin, Walhalla, ND, Terry (Jane) Longtin, Grand Forks, ND, Marie (Joe) Talley, Oxbow, ND; grandchildren: Darrin, Andrea, and Jeramy; Aaron, Brigitte, and Carla; Carmen, Carrie, and Jon; LuAnn and Luke; Cody, Samantha, and Jess; Megan and David; and 20 great-grandchildren. Also surviving is her brother, Wayne (Kay) Walstad.


Preceding her in death were her parents; husband, Gary; and siblings: Clayton, Adeline, Lila, Hazel, Percy, Glenna, and Jane.


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My parents, Joe and Cece, spent a lot of time with your parents in their younger years. I know they treasured them as friends. My condolences to the family.

Brenda Menier

Brenda Menier Jul 16 2020 12:00 AM

Sincere sympathy to Dede's family. Sorry for your loss.

Renee Barry Jul 13 2020 12:00 AM

Dede was a wonderful person, very, very likable my condolences to family and friends.

Dale Inglis Jul 13 2020 12:00 AM

Dede-I loved your amazing sense of humor, beautiful smile and the energized spirit you brought to our many conversations.

You raised a beautiful, loving, and strong family that will continue to share stories and keep your sparkling charm forever present!

You and my dad shared many jokes/stories and I am confident you are doing so in heaven already!

Cathy Eagan-Spicer Jul 12 2020 12:00 AM

To all may God Bless .i share your sorrow. Sending my love and remembering all our good times with our husbands(also brothers) special memories.Midge

Midge Longtin Jul 12 2020 12:00 AM

Always enjoyed my time with Dede - learned and shared a lot - a tough lady with a big heart completely dedicated to her family - sincere sympathy to all of you.

Dawn Schurman Jul 12 2020 12:00 AM

I have fond memories of card playing with Dede & Gary at Lake Lizzie, MN with my late husband, Alex. One of her granddaughters played with my daughter while we played cards. Precious memories. We also enjoyed their company when we visited Walhalla too. My sympathy to your family. Cathy Pogorzelski, Green Bay, Wisconsin.

Cathy Pogorzelski Jul 12 2020 12:00 AM

Thoughts and prayers for Dede's family. So sorry for your loss. Will miss this classy lady.Aways had a greeting smile.
Roxie and Allen Horsley

Roxie and Allen Jul 11 2020 12:00 AM

Rod and Phil, Your mother sounds like a wonderful person. My sympathy to you and your whole family. Your many kindnesses to my mother are still remembered and appreciated.

Alice OToole Poehls Jul 11 2020 12:00 AM

DeDe's Family, May you all surround yourself by those that provide comfort, strength and faith that your Mom is at peace. She was as beautiful as the quilts she made. Her quilts were works of art and done with much love. Our deepest sympathy to all of you, Don & Michelle Murray

Michelle Murray Jul 10 2020 12:00 AM

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