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Mike Gellner

Mike Gellner, 78, of Langdon, ND, passed away Friday, August 14, 2020, at his home in Langdon.

Dale Michael Gellner was born April 6, 1942, in Langdon, ND, to Frank and Ruby (Coyle) Gellner. He attended grade school at the one room schoolhouse in Perry Township and St. Alphonsus High School, graduating in 1960. He continued his education at Wahpeton. Mike and Donna Crowston were married April 4, 1964, at St. Alphonsus Church in Langdon. They first lived in California where Mike worked at 3M and in construction before moving to Seattle for a few years. In 1970, they returned to Langdon where Mike was a mail carrier and worked as a firefighter at the Cavalier Air Force Station. He then started farming and custom harvesting. Mike enjoyed restoring old tractors, hunting, fishing, and spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren. He was a member of St. Alphonsus Church, Eagles Aerie #3454, and the US Custom Harvesters Assoc. as well as being a past board member for Perry Township.

Mike is survived by his wife, Donna, of Langdon; children: Kelly (Kathy) Gellner of Bismarck, ND, Karla (Kevin) Bagatta of Hummelstown, PA, and Kraig (Lindsey) Gellner of Langdon; 13 grandchildren; siblings: Judy (Lorne) Tetrault, Mary Ellen (Ken) Heck, and Duane (Lola) Gellner; and sisters-in-law Agnes Gellner and Beverly Gellner. He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers Daryle and Kenneth, and sister Eunice (Jim) Bowles.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, August 18, 2020, at St. Alphonsus Catholic Church in Langdon, ND. Visitation will take place from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. with a 7:00 p.m. prayer service on Monday, August 17, 2020, at St. Alphonsus Church in Langdon. Burial will be at Calvary Cemetery, Langdon.

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Wonderful memories of Mikeand Donna when we visited North Dakota. Always remember Mikes quiet sense of humor and great smile. He will be missed.
Love you all.
Your cousins Debbie, Darla and aunt Virginia

Debbie dahlke Aug 18 2020 12:00 AM

Mike is at peace now and you will always have your memories. Mike and Donna where the mail person for years. He has
completed his final job here even if we do not understand why he had to do in such away.
Will be thinking of his family at this time.

Anna Valentine Spivey Aug 16 2020 12:00 AM

my sympathies to the Gellner family. enjoyed Mike's humor when I lived in Langdon. Now both him and Kenny are going after Mac.

Jim Belanus Aug 16 2020 12:00 AM

My prayers and condolences go out to Mike's family.

Ken Thiede Aug 15 2020 12:00 AM

Donna and Family,
I was so saddened when I read that Mike had passed away. You are in my thoughts and prayers. I wanted to come to Langdon for his funeral, but with the iffy virus situation, I cannot see my way to do it. Besides, with distancing, I would not be able to give you the hug I so badly want to give you. I will be in touch.

Ann Dingmann Aug 15 2020 12:00 AM

So sorry to hear about the loss of Mike. Wonderful man and family. My prayers are with your family as you work through adjusting to life without him.

Mary Kay Delvo, Fridley, MN (Jerome & Bea's daughter)

Mary Kay Delvo Aug 15 2020 12:00 AM