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Carl Kartes, 87, of Walhalla, ND, passed away Friday, July 26, 2019, at Maple Manor Care Center in Langdon, ND.
Carl Kartes was born November 23, 1931, near Mount Carmel, ND, to Frank J. and Olive (Hell) Kartes. He served in the United States Army from 1953 – 1955. On July 17, 1956, Carl married Ivy Thompson. They lived near Mount Carmel until purchasing a farm in rural Walhalla in 1959. Carl raised livestock and farmed until his retirement in 1994. He enjoyed making the early morning coffee at the Walhalla Co-Op after his retirement. Carl was an avid hunter, trapper and fisherman for most of his life.
Carl is survived by his wife of 63 years, Ivy; children: Gail Kartes (Guy Johnson) of Edinburg, ND, Doris (Donn) Hancock of Emerado, ND, Dan Kartes of Langdon, ND, Chuck (Suzy) Kartes of Edinburg, ND, and Carla Kartes-Hiller of West Fargo, ND. He is also survived by 13 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren; sister Gloria Johnson of Langdon, ND; and brothers: Ben, Gary and Lee, all of Seattle, WA. Preceding him in death were his parents, infant son, and siblings: Ivadell, Betty, Parnell, Darreld, Pat, Mike and Judith.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, July 31, 2019, at 10:30 a.m. at Walhalla Lutheran Church in Walhalla. A visitation will be held Tuesday, July 30, 2019, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. with a 7:00 p.m. prayer service at the Brooks Funeral Home in Langdon and for one hour prior to service time at the church in Walhalla on Wednesday.