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Pauline B. Spenst

Pauline Spenst, 78, formerly of Langdon, ND, was ushered into the presence of her Lord on Monday, December 18, 2017, in Kingman, KS.

Pauline Blanche Ewert was born July 27, 1939, in Avon, SD, to Rev. Frank and Lillie (Richert) Ewert. During her childhood, she attended school in Avon, Omaha, NE, and graduated from Wolf Pointe High School in Wolf Pointe, MT. On August 4, 1957, Pauline married Arthur Spenst in Avon, SD. They made their home in Langdon, ND where they farmed and raised their family. Pauline enjoyed being in the kitchen, whether in her home or in the Dairyland that she and Art owned and operated. They also enjoyed serving customers at the curling club and courthouse cafes. She taught piano lessons to many students and will be remembered as an accomplished pianist. In 2015, Pauline and Art moved to Amarillo, TX and then settled in Wichita, KS in 2016.

Pauline loved cooking and baking for her family and friends. She also enjoyed gardening, canning, and especially fishing with Art. Christmas was Pauline’s favorite time of the year, and she loved sharing it with her family. She was a member of Emmanuel Evangelical Church in Langdon, ND. Most importantly, Pauline loved her Lord Jesus and found hope and encouragement in His Word every day.

Pauline is survived by Art, her devoted husband of 60 years, of Wichita, KS; children: Jim (Bonnie) Spenst of Euclid, MN; Paula (Henry) Nist of Moore, OK; Bonnie (Todd) Mask of Amarillo, TX; Terry (Stacey) Spenst of Wichita, KS; Nolan (Tracy) Spenst of Langdon; and Tyrone (Pauline) Spenst of Plainview, MN; 17 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; siblings: Ruth (Dick) Hulshof and David (Julia) Ewert; and sisters-in-law: Pam Ewert and Kathy Ewert. She was preceded in death by her parents and brothers, Don and Darrel.

A Celebration of Life will be held at 10:00 am on Saturday, December 23, 2017 at Emmanuel Evangelical Church in Langdon, ND, with visitation starting one hour prior to service time. A prayer service will take place at 7:00 p.m. on Friday, December 22, 2017, at the church. Burial will be at Bethel Cemetery, rural Langdon, ND.

Prayer Service - 7:00 p.m. on Friday, December 22, 2017, at Emmanuel Evangelical Church.

Funeral Service

Saturday, December 23, 2017
10:00 AM

Emmanuel Evangelical Church
1120 15th Avenue
Langdon, ND 58249

Prayer Service - 7:00 p.m. on Friday, December 22, 2017, at Emmanuel Evangelical Church.

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Sending thoughts and prayers to the Spenst family. Pauline and Art were an amazing couple.. She will be missed. Bev and Jerry Domres

Bev and Jerry Domres Dec 29 2017 12:00 AM

No one will ever forget Pauline's fabulous baking....cinnamon rolls right out of the oven at the Courthouse and the best egg salad ever. Pauline was a wonderful person and I have thought of her and her family many times! My time in Langdon during the missile era was especially happy. I have not forgotten the many friends that I made there and still keep in touch with. I worked in the States Attorney's Office for Bill Heiggaard and Nolan Holo. Married and had my son in Langdon. Holds a special place in my heart. God Bless to Pauline's husband and family whom she loved with everything in her!!!! Becky (Westcott) Siam

Becky Siam Dec 28 2017 12:00 AM

Nolan,Tracy and family. You have my deepest syympathy. God Bless the Spenst Family Edi Ann Otto

Edi Ann Otto Dec 24 2017 12:00 AM

Pauline was such an inspiration to me. Love you dear lady.

Julia Ewert Dec 23 2017 12:00 AM

Sending my sympathy to all the Spenst family. Pauline was a dear lady to work for at the Dairyland. Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers.

Bonnie Metzger Carignan Dec 23 2017 12:00 AM

I am so sorry to hear of Pauline's passing and now to find out she was just a few hours drive away from me, I'm so sad. I would have enjoyed a long visit reminiscing about our Wolf Point High School days. I know she is at peace now. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. Barbara (Schumacher) Wood Class of '57 - WPHS

Barbara Wood Dec 23 2017 12:00 AM

It has been such a pleasure getting to know Pauline and Art and inspiring to witness the love they shared. Pauline's positive attitude and beautiful smile always brightened my day. She will be greatly missed and I'm so thankful that I was blessed with the chance to know her.

Sarah Childs Dec 23 2017 12:00 AM

Praying for all of you this morning as you say your final goodbyes to your mom, a very special and loving woman. All The Mask Families

Rick and Debbie Mask Dec 23 2017 12:00 AM

I'm so sorry for your loss Terry and family. Mom's are so very special, especially at the Holidays. I know you will miss her, but keep all those precious memories close to your heart.

Cheryl Daniels Dec 21 2017 12:00 AM

Pauline was a dear and special lady...helping where she could ...reaching out to others , and making them feel welcome ...I will miss her as will many others ....she lived a good life.

Laura McLean Dec 21 2017 12:00 AM

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