Juletta KleinschmidtJuletta Kleinschmidt, 86, of Langdon, ND, died December 19 while visiting her daughter in North Carolina.
Juletta Kleinschmidt, 86, of Langdon, ND, died December 19 while visiting her daughter in North Carolina.
Kleinschmidt was raised on a farm near Mt. Carmel, ND. In 1944, she married Walter “Klink” Kleinschmidt of Langdon. They enjoyed a brief five weeks together before Klink was shipped overseas to serve in WWII.
After the war, Juletta and Klink lived in Dresden and Cando, ND where they operated bulk fuel businesses. They eventually moved to Langdon, where they owned and operated the Standard Oil Station on Main Street, and later Klink and Norb’s Tire Service near the junction of Highways 1 and 5. Juletta did all the bookkeeping in addition to raising her children and caring for extended family.
In 1968, the family moved one mile south of Langdon and Klink became more involved in raising cattle and farming. When Klink began selling Vermeer bailers, Juletta established a parts business at their home.
After Klink’s death in December 2007, Juletta moved into a Wheatland Estates apartment.
To those who knew and loved her, Juletta will always be remembered as a woman who supported her husband, treasured her children, and was extremely proud of their accomplishments and those of her grandchildren. She also loved her extended family of nieces and nephews and created a family tree book containing an ongoing history of births, marriages and children. She was a joy to be around, witty and upbeat, and always had a kind word.
Juletta was a member of the Catholic Daughters of St. Alphonsus Church and a past president of the Langdon American Legion Women’s Auxiliary. For years she coordinated the annual meeting of the Langdon WWII Last Man’s group of which Klink was a member.
Juletta is survived by her children: Carol (Larson), Waynesville, NC; Mike (and wife Jan) Grand Forks, ND; Mary (Schneider/Franklund and husband Rodney), Thompson, ND; Linda (Faulhaber and husband Martin), Sedalia, MO; and Julie (Harding), Eugene, OR.
There are 12 grandchildren: David Larson, Lakeland, CO; Daren Larson; Naples, FL; Jami and Tami Kleinschmidt, San Diego, CA; Sara Kleinschmidt, St. Paul, MN; Becky Franklund, Amarillo, TX; Lori (Thompson) Grand Forks; Marcie Franklund, Fargo; and Debbie Franklund, Grand Forks; Carol Rose Faulhaber, Ames, Iowa; Tim Harding and Meagan Harding, Portland, OR.
Also surviving Juletta is her sister, Angie Pung, of Lewiston, ID.
Juletta Kleinschmidt was preceded in death by her husband, Walter “Klink” Kleinschmidt; parents, FX and Theresa (Schnitzler) Hoffarth; brothers Ed, Albert, Tony, Otto, and Mike; and sisters Lavina and Anna Mae.
A Prayer Service will be held Sunday, December 27, at 6 p.m. at St. Alphonsus Church in Langdon with a Funeral Mass there on Monday, December 28, at 10:30 a.m.