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Sonja Gette

September 18, 1942 — May 30, 2024

Langdon, ND

Sonja Gette, 81, of Langdon, ND, passed away Thursday, May 30, 2024, at her home surrounded by family and sunshine.

Sonja Kay Sten was born September 18, 1942, in Devils Lake, ND, to Hans and Klara (Berg) Sten. She grew up and attended school in Devils Lake, ND, before continuing her education at Lake Region Junior College. She started working in Devils Lake as a bookkeeper at Farmer Union, which is where she met her future husband, William Gette. She and Bill were married February 6, 1965, in Devils Lake. They made their home in Devils Lake briefly before moving to a farm near Hampden and then to Langdon. Sonja helped on the farm, was a teacher’s aide, and helped run Christian Corner in Langdon with her Discipleship Group while raising four children. She also was a caregiver for her father for seven years before his death in 2000.

Sonja enjoyed gardening, birdwatching; and was very artistic through various forms of media, especially rosemaling. Spending time with her family and friends was very important to her.  She was involved as a Girl Scout leader and helped with Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts. She was active in the American Cancer Society and was a member of St. Alphonsus Catholic Church and their altar society, as well as Discipleship Group.

Surviving Sonja are her husband, William, of Langdon; children: Andrea Justus of Maui, Todd (Min) Gette of Langdon, Tonia (Troy) Olson of Langdon, and Reggie of Maui; grandchildren: Alexa, Sean, Shanna, Tanner, Trinity, and Tucker; sister Marilynn (Stan) Kruger; sisters-in-law: Leona Sten Eversvik, Agnes Gette, and Ruby Gette; nieces and nephews on Sten side: Margo (Shannon) Norton, Dawn Kruger, Ned (Kristi) Kruger, Travis (Amanda) Sten, Kaycee (Troy) Johanson; and 43 nieces and nephews on Gette side. Preceding her in death are her parents; brother Orrson Sten; and brothers and sisters-in-law: Mel (Marie) Gette, Marie (Joe) Wilhelmi, Joe Gette, Henry (Vivian) Gette, Alvina (Rudy) Wilhelmi, Bette (Marvin) Berg, Leona Gette, Leo (Rose) Gette, and Don Gette.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, June 7, 2024, at St. Alphonsus Catholic Church in Langdon, ND, with visitation starting at 10:00 a.m. Interment will be at Assumption of Mary Catholic Cemetery in Starkweather, ND.

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Mass of Christian Burial

Friday, June 7, 2024

Starts at 11:00 am (Central time)

St. Alphonsus Catholic Church (Langdon, ND)

209 10th Ave, Langdon, ND 58249

Visitation will start at 10:00 a.m. at the church.
Burial will be at Assumption of Mary Catholic Cemetery at Starkweather, ND, following fellowship after the service.

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