Leonard L. Hartje, 91, of rural St. Thomas, ND passed away Wednesday, May 2, 2018 at Pembina County Memorial Hospital, Cavalier, ND. Funeral service will be held Monday, May 7, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. at the St. PaulÃ¢â¬â¢s Lutheran Church, rural St. Thomas, ND. Visitation at the church for one hour before the time of services. In lieu of flowers memorials are preferred to St. PaulÃ¢â¬â¢s Lutheran Cemetery or Faith in Action, Cavalier, ND.
Leonard was born January 19, 1927 near Hensel, ND to Anton and Annie (Kargel) Hartje. He grew up and attended school in St. Thomas Township. He farmed in St. Thomas Township and in the Backoo area his entire life. Leonard enjoyed visiting, playing cards, and the outdoors.
On March 30, 1948, he married Lorraine Martineau at St. PaulÃ¢â¬â¢s Lutheran Church. He is survived by his wife, Lorraine; children: Gary Hartje, St. Thomas, ND, Sue (Ray) Brown, Cavalier, ND, Curtis (Audrey) Hartje, Neche, ND; grandchildren: David (Nicole) Brown, Bobby (Amanda) Brown, Barbie (Scott) Hoffarth, Trisha (Kent) McCurdy, and Rachael Hartje; great-grandchildren: Shaun and Brady Brown, Harmon, Bently, and Kinly Brown, Espen and Gianna Westby, Kadence, Gryffen, and Gracelynn McCurdy. Also survived by sisters: Irene Sagert and Marie (Butch) Cole.
Preceding him in death were his parents; brother in infancy and sister, Pauline.