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Lawrence Kartes

Lawrence H. Kartes, 97, of Langdon, ND, passed away Friday, August 3, 2018, at Maple Manor Care Center in Langdon.

Lawrence was born March 30, 1921, to David Peter and Mary Ann (Brown) Kartes on the family farm near Mt. Carmel, ND. He attended Dresden #3, St. Alphonsus and graduated from Wales High School. Lawrence entered the US Army in 1943 and was honorably discharged in 1945. He returned to Mt. Carmel, and on November 9, 1948, he was united in marriage to Cyrilla Koehmstedt at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Catholic Church. Lawrence farmed until 1977 and then drove school bus and worked part-time for the county.

In his younger days, Lawrence and his brothers, Les and Art, were known for playing old-time music for house parties, dances, and the elderly. They entertained others for almost 50 years. Lawrence loved playing his fiddle. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus, Eagles Aerie #3454, VFW, American Legion Post #98, and was a clerk for Dresden Township for over 50 years.

Surviving Lawrence are his wife, Cyrilla, of Langdon; sons Daniel of Grand Forks, ND, and Joseph of Coon Rapids, MN; grandchildren: Charles, Nathaniel, and Cameron; sister Alice Metzger of Langdon; sister-in-law Alyce Kartes; brother-in-law Dennis Stewart; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, siblings: twin brother Leslie Kartes, Madeline (Silverius) Metzger, Fr. Alvin Kartes, Arthur Kartes & Mary Ann Stewart; and brother-in-law Arnold Metzger.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, August 7, 2018, at St. Alphonsus Catholic Church in Langdon, ND. Visitation will be from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. with a 6:40 p.m. Rosary and 7:00 p.m. prayer service on Monday, August 6, 2018, at St. Alphonsus Church in Langdon. Burial will be at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Cemetery in Mt. Carmel, ND.

Visitation will be from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. with a 6:40 p.m. Rosary and 7:00 p.m. prayer service on Monday, August 6, 2018, at St. Alphonsus Church in Langdon. Burial will be at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Cemetery in Mt. Carmel, ND.


SERVICES
Funeral Service

Tuesday, August 07, 2018
10:30 AM

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

Visitation will be from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. with a 6:40 p.m. Rosary and 7:00 p.m. prayer service on Monday, August 6, 2018, at St. Alphonsus Church in Langdon. Burial will be at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Cemetery in Mt. Carmel, ND.


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Guestbook

Cyrilla, so sorry to hear of Lawrence passing. He was always smiling and full of jokes . Take care of yourself Cyrilla Love from Antoinette (Brown) Briske

Antoinette Briskle Aug 24 2018 12:00 AM

Sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family.

Connie (Greening)and Ron Erickson Aug 8 2018 12:00 AM

Cyrilla and Family, We are sorry to hear of your loss of Lawrence. He was an exceptional man and so much fun to visit with. He had many fun stories to tell. Have missed that the latter years. May God Bless all of you and keep your memories of Lawrence close.

Duane & Pamela Schuler Aug 7 2018 12:00 AM

Cyrilla & Family, Our deepest sympathy to all of you at this difficult time. Wherever and whenever a person met Lawrence you were greeted with a big smile and an even bigger Hello! He may have been small in stature but he had a smile that warmed the world. God bless the memory of Lawrence and God bless all of you. Don & Michelle (Hardy) Murray

Don & Michelle (Hardy) Murray Aug 7 2018 12:00 AM

Our deepest sympathy to your family. It was great to visit and connect several years ago. Harvey & Dianne

Harvey Kuntz Aug 6 2018 12:00 AM

Cyrilla, Sending thoughts and prayers to your entire family. Sincerely, Dave & Doreen

Dave & Doreen Kartes Aug 6 2018 12:00 AM

My sympathy. I enjoyed driving school bus many years with Lawrence & especially the "social hour" we sometimes had after the friday afternoon bus run. I will remember him as a cheerful person who really enjoyed life.

Charlie Klein Aug 5 2018 12:00 AM

I know you through Joseph, who always spoke of you as a wonderful, wise and caring father. Our prayers and thoughts go out to your family and friends.

Gary Dufault Aug 5 2018 12:00 AM

Thoughts and prayers Cyrilla, Dan, Joe, and families. My visits with Uncle Lawrence talking about family genealogy and lots of other things are forever treasured; his jokes and stories always remembered.

Margaret Aug 4 2018 12:00 AM

Joe, I am sorry for your loss.

Lori Lanum Aug 4 2018 12:00 AM