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Gail M. Kartes

June 6, 1957 — April 4, 2024


Gail Marie Kartes, age 66, of Edinburg, ND passed away peacefully on Thursday, April 4th, 2024 at First Care Health Center in Park River, ND. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, April 13, 2024, at 11:00 a.m. at Walhalla Lutheran Church in Walhalla, ND. A visitation will be held on Friday, April 12, 2024, from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Askew Funeral Home in Cavalier.

Gail was born in Langdon, ND on June 6th,1957 to Carl and Ivy Kartes. She grew up on the farm loving what the country life has to offer.

Gail's hands were rarely still unless holding one of her precious grandchildren. Some things she enjoyed staying busy with were spending time with loved ones, gardening, baking, canning, and quilting. Gail loved going to birthday parties, school events, and sporting events to support her grandchildren. She poured her heart into everything she did and you could taste it in every pie and feel it in every embrace.

She worked at the Park River Vet Clinic for a number of years. Following that, she worked at the First Care Health Clinic in Park River, ND for over 20 years. It suited her servant's heart.  At the clinic and within the community, she gained many friends and touched the lives of many people. There wasn't a place she could go to without running into "an old friend".  

Gail is survived and is whole-heartedly missed by her fiancé, Guy Johnson; sons, Jeremy (Kelly) Kartes, Tyrel (Kristan) Ellingson, Logan (Beth) Ellingson; stepdaughter Leah (Stacy) Staven; grandchildren, Chris, Steven, Caleb, Tripp, Rose, Josephine, Michael, Evan, Ben, Sierra, Selena, Andy, Nick, Jesse, Jackson, Jaxon, Landon, Zach, and great-grandchild; Max, mother, Ivy Kartes; siblings, Doris (Donn) Hancock, Chuck (Suzy) Kartes, Carla Kartes; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.  She was preceded in death and welcomed into heaven by her father, Carl Kartes; brother, Dan Kartes; and stepson, Travis Johnson.

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Friday, April 12, 2024

5:00 - 7:00 pm (Central time)

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Memorial Service

Saturday, April 13, 2024

Starts at 11:00 am (Central time)

Walhalla Lutheran Church

416 Central Ave, Walhalla, ND 58282

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