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Michael Kubal

Michael Kubal, 55, of Langdon, ND, passed away on Tuesday, July 25, 2017, at Altru Hospital in Grand Forks, ND.

Michael was born on October 30, 1961 in Albuquerque, NM to Glenn and Nelda (Bay) Kubal. He attended school in the Albuquerque area and graduated from Valley High School in 1979. After graduation, Mike entered the US Navy and served his country until he was honorably discharged in 1985. He then lived in the Seattle and Spokane, WA areas where he worked as a cable installer and as a phone line installer for Quest. He married Tami Batchelder, and they had a son, Mitchell. In 2007, Mike moved to Langdon, ND, where he married Shonna Kartes. He worked at Superpumper until 2012 when he started his current job as a dispatcher/jailor with the Cavalier County Sheriff’s Department. On May 14, 2013, Mike was united in marriage to Franna Masingale. They currently made their home in Langdon.

Mike enjoyed fishing, woodworking, gardening, and playing Farmville. He was a very social person and loved visiting with people. He also liked to help people and could always be counted on to offer a smile. He will be dearly missed by his family and many friends.

Mike is survived by his wife, Franna, of Langdon; son Mitchell of Spokane, WA; sister Pam Barnett of Albuquerque, NM; granddaughters Emery & Amelia; step-children: Edlyn Masingale, Matthew Abney & Casey Abney; and special family friends: Brandi Bryan, Dakotah Brady, & Jazmine Buller. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, parents, and brother-in-law Luke Barnett.

A memorial service for Mike will be held at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, August 3, 2017, at the United Lutheran Church in Langdon, ND.

Memorial Service

Thursday, August 03, 2017
7:00 PM

United Lutheran Church
1216 9th Ave.
Langdon, ND 58249

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I am so sad to hear of Mike's tragic death. I send my heartfelt condolences to his family. I wish I had had the chance to talk to him one more time.

Dianne (Gabriel) Strickland Aug 19 2017 12:00 AM

You will be missed dearly. Your reunited with parents, grand parents, brother in law and many friends. May God bless your family and friends until we all meet again......

Marsha Wagner Jul 31 2017 12:00 AM

My condolences to you Franna And Mitch, I had good times with Mike when he was my son in law . May he rest in peace

Shelley Jerome Jul 30 2017 12:00 AM

Franna and family. My prayers and condolences to you and your family in this time of sorrow. Hugs and love.

Gayle Tustison Jul 30 2017 12:00 AM

So sorry to hear about his passing.

Ivy R Jul 28 2017 12:00 AM

Mike you were a great big brother and going to miss hearing from you and Franna, you fought the good fight and was worried bout me because of Luke, but I have comfort knowing you are with Mom,Fathead and luke fishing. I will always love you,see you,bye. ALWAYS!! Your Sister

Pam Barnett Jul 28 2017 12:00 AM

Franna, I am grateful for the friendship you and Mike extended to me. I loved seeing the way you showed your love for one another and to your family, friends, and community. May his laughter fill our broken heart, put a smile on our face and a spring in our step. God bless you and your family. With much love, Lindsie.

Lindsie Farmer Jul 27 2017 12:00 AM

Mike and I were friends during our school years, attending the same schools and Northdale Baptist Church in Albuquerque. His wife Franna was one of my sisters best friends and we also grew up together. We just reconnected in the last 5 years on Facebook. I will miss him.

Rory McGee Jul 27 2017 12:00 AM

Hey brother. I gotta say, we had a good run. We did some crazy stuff over the last 45 plus years and I will always cherish those times... Our road trips were always eventful. Camping trips were epic. Hell, even at my wedding, you were a rock star..enjoyed it all my friend and I will enjoy even more when we see each other again.

Mark Clark Jul 27 2017 12:00 AM

Sorry i won't be able to attend but will be there in spirit and Prayers, GOD Bless!

Debra Hubeny Jul 27 2017 12:00 AM

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