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Joseph S. Koehmstedt

Joseph S. Koehmstedt, 83, of Langdon, ND, passed away peacefully surrounded by family on Friday, April 6, 2018, in Langdon.

Joseph Sebastion was born September 12, 1934, to Charles and Katherine (Boesl) Koehmstedt in Maida, ND. He attended school in Maida and Mt. Carmel. On October 25, 1955, Joe married Kristine Bjorg Hilda Peterson of Milton, ND, in Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Catholic Church. Joe and Kristine lived on the family farm in Maida and had four children: Cynthia (Jerry) Restad of Langdon, Rebecca (Jeff) Overby of Langdon, Larry Koehmstedt, and Jane (David) Hart of Langdon. Joe farmed until 2007 when they moved to Langdon. His love of driving allowed him to drive bus, beet truck, gravel truck and combines. He also pulled tanks for Simplot and continued driving his lawn mower up until last summer.

Joe loved to travel so he and Kristine went on several trips, including Iceland. He loved being surrounded by his friends and family, especially his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He spent many, many hours in the gym watching his children and then his grandchildren participate in activities. Joe always loved to make people smile and laugh and lived life to the fullest. He was a faithful member of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Catholic Church and St. Alphonsus Catholic Church.

Surviving Joe are his wife, Kristine, of Langdon; daughters: Cindy, Becky, and Jane; grandchildren: Ryan (Nicole) Restad, Chris (Jenni) Restad, Aaron (Kari) Restad, Katie (Cory) Hoffarth, Josh (Sarah) Overby, Justin (Megan) Overby, Shannon (Travis) Bjornstad, Austin Koehmstedt, Taylor (Jake) Carstenson, McKenzie Hart, Madison Hart; great-grandchildren: Keaton, Carter & Lauren Restad, Gunner & Reagan Restad, Tycen & Alexa Restad, Hallie & Reid Overby, Jaxtin & Hazel Overby, and Charlotte Jo Kristine Koehmstedt; sisters: Cyrilla (Lawrence) Kartes of Langdon, Frances Walz of Robbinsdale, MN, Kay (Jim) Duffy of Seattle, WA; sister-in-law Judi Koehmstedt and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, son Larry, brother Carl, sister Joyce, and brother-in-law Dick Walz.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 10, 2018, at St. Alphonsus Catholic Church in Langdon, ND. Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. with a 6:30 p.m. Rosary and 7:00 p.m. prayer service on Monday, April 9, 2018, at St. Alphonsus Catholic Church. Visitation will also be held one hour prior to service time at the church on Tuesday.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. with a 6:30 p.m. Rosary and 7:00 p.m. prayer service on Monday, April 9, 2018, at St. Alphonsus Catholic Church. Visitation will also be held one hour prior to service time at the church on Tuesday.


SERVICES
Memorial Service

Tuesday, April 10, 2018
1:00 PM

St. Alphonsus Catholic Church
209 10th Ave.
Langdon, ND 58249

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. with a 6:30 p.m. Rosary and 7:00 p.m. prayer service on Monday, April 9, 2018, at St. Alphonsus Catholic Church. Visitation will also be held one hour prior to service time at the church on Tuesday.


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Guestbook

I just watched the video again tonight. It is so beautifully done and showed such a deep love of family and lots of them!!! Such a blessing!!! He was a wonderful guy and we loved his cheerful nature. I always got a chuckle when he teased Auntie Mike ( She enjoyed it , too.) Cherish the memories. He will be deeply missed. Love y'all, Susie and Jake

Sue and Cedric Apr 12 2018 12:00 AM

Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Please know we love you.

Robert & Theresa Johnson Apr 12 2018 12:00 AM

I'm late hearing the news of Joe's passing. So sorry to hear that and our condolences go out to all of you. Bernie & Carol Goodman

Carol Goodman Apr 12 2018 12:00 AM

I am so sorry for your loss. You are in my in prayers.

Bobbie Kartes Faydo Apr 11 2018 12:00 AM

My deepest sympathy Kristine and family in the loss of Joe. Will always remember him from living in Mt, Carmel and church. The video is beautiful, loved watching it. Thinking about you all.

Kathy (Gapp) Iverson Apr 11 2018 12:00 AM

My sympathy. I have known Joe for many years and will remember him as someone who always was smiling or laughing. Ten or so years ago I worked with Joe in the spring driving fertilizer tender truck. I always wondered how someone could be so cheerful coming to work at 6 am and still having that same smile and wave at 9 pm that evening. He sure helped make the job more pleasant.

Charlie Klein Apr 9 2018 12:00 AM

Dear Kristine and family, Our deepest sympathy to all of you as you mourn the loss of a husband, father grandfather and great grandfather. What a legacy of love and caring which is so evident in wonderful photos. Joe will always have a special place in our hearts especially for his friendliness and great sense of humor, always so fun to be around. The memoiries will always be with us.

Wm and Janet Muldoon Apr 9 2018 12:00 AM

The Harvest ends but leaves behind golden wheat for us to see. The sun goes down, but gentle warmth still lingers on the land. The music stops, and yet it echoes on in sweet refrains..... For every joy that passes, Joe's joyfulness still remains. You and your family have my deepest sympathy Kristine.

John Bergman Apr 9 2018 12:00 AM

Joe's Family, I am saddened to see of Joe's passing. Every time I would see Joe & Kristine together I was always met with a big smile and a welcoming Hello. The picture of Joe on this page is a total picture of him-his kindness, his smile and his personality come out in this pic. May those that surround you provide comfort, strength, and courage to face today and the many tomorrows. GOD bless Joe's memory and GOD bless all of you. Don & Michelle (Hardy) Murray

Don & Michelle (Hardy) Murray Apr 9 2018 12:00 AM

Kristine and family. My prayers and hugs coming to all of you during this time.

Diane Fossum Apr 8 2018 12:00 AM

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