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Stanley "Pat" Howatt

January 28, 1934 — June 18, 2023

Langdon, ND

Stanley “Pat” Howatt, 89, of Langdon, ND, passed away June 18, 2023, at Maple Manor Care Center in Langdon.

Pat was born January 28, 1934, in Mather, Manitoba, to Ray and Veda (Johnston) Howatt. He grew up and attended his early years of education in the Maida area and graduated from Langdon High School in 1952. Pat married Leona Boesl on January 24, 1956, in Langdon. They built a house on the home place and were the 4th generation to live and work the original homestead. Pat started farming with his brothers and then branched off in the early 1970s when his and his siblings’ children started farming alongside their parents. He lived on the home farm until 1980 when he and Leona moved to Langdon. He continued helping on the farm for many years and enjoyed driving out and checking things over after he retired. Pat also owned and operated Dresden Grain from the 1960s to the 1980s.

Pat and Leona were fortunate to be able to winter in Arizona for more than 25 years where they enjoyed the warmer weather, visiting with friends, and playing shuffleboard. In his younger years, Pat enjoyed taking his kids out snowmobiling and skiing and went camping quite often. Pat and Leona loved to travel and visited all 50 states but two. They thoroughly enjoyed having their grandchildren on a few of their adventures. Pat also enjoyed fishing, hunting, woodworking, and playing cards – especially cribbage. He was a member of United Methodist Church, Eagles Aerie #3454, and Lebanon Masonic Lodge #34.

Surviving Pat are his wife of 67 years, Leona, of Langdon; children: Jeff (Julie) of Langdon, Pam (Steve) Huntley of Tucson, AZ, and Kara (Troy) Ellingson of Grand Forks, ND; grandchildren: Courtney (Adam) Bergman, Alex (Courtney) Howatt, Ryan (Kori) Howatt, Michael (Lori) Shuley, Lynzi Feldbush, Kelly (Melissa) Feldbush, Grant Ellingson, Sydney Ellingson (Carson), and Tyce Ellingson; 12 great-grandchildren; sisters Bernice Fox and Margaret-Ann Downs; sister-in-law Phyllis Howatt; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded by his parents; siblings: Gerald, Erle (Thelma), Marlene (Harry) Landry; and brothers-in-law Jack Fox and Ronald Downs.

A funeral service for Pat will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 22, 2023, at United Methodist Church in Langdon, ND, with visitation starting one hour prior to the service. Burial will be at Elkwood Cemetery, rural Langdon, ND.

In lieu of flowers, please direct memorials to Hospice of the Red River Valley  - www.hrrv.org (click donate at top of screen) or by mail (1701 38th St. S. Ste. 101, Fargo, ND, 58103).

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Thursday, June 22, 2023

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United Methodist Church

301 15th Ave., Langdon, ND 58249

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