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Karsten Schweitzer

Karsten Schweitzer, age 71, of Sykeston, ND, died Saturday, August 1st, at CHI St. Alexius, Bismarck, ND, with family by his side.

Karsten Edward Schweitzer was born on February 3, 1949, the son of Kenneth and Evelyn (Fossum) Schweitzer in Altona, Manitoba, CA, which was the closest hospital to their home in Neche, ND. He lived in Neche, ND, and later moved to Ray, ND. In 1953, with his parents, he moved to Carrington, ND, where he and his family were owners and operators of the Bowling Alley from 1968 to 1997.  At various points in his life Karsten called many other places home including, Bismarck, ND, Fargo, ND, Minneapolis, MN and Seattle, WA.

In 1978, Karsten was united in marriage to Janelle in Carrington, ND. They were blessed with a son, Aaron, and a daughter, Amber. Through the years they took many family vacations that will always be remembered.

He was passionate about bowling, even spending a brief stint pursuing it professionally.  Karsten had a love for the arts occupying his free time carving, painting or doodling. He loved music, singing in the choir for many years.  Karsten enjoyed competing in many pool and dart leagues, playing cards and golfing. He also adored spending time with his grandchildren, and most importantly with all of his friends and family.

Karsten will be remembered and deeply missed by his son, Aaron Schweitzer, Phoenix, AZ; his daughter, Amber (Jeremey) Trostad, Carrington, ND, two granddaughters Kenedy and Brinley; six sisters, Charlotte (Howard) Nelson, Carrington, Lea Ellen (Harvey) Rutherford, Oliver Springs, TN, JoNell (Tina) Schweitzer, Bay St. Louis, MS, Lori (Mike) Durant, Granbury, TX, Kristine (Jonathan) Drake of England, and Teri (Neal) Letcher, Jamestown, ND; along with many nieces and nephews.

He was greeted in heaven by his parents; a brother, Darrel; and a son, Damian Voglewede.


Visitation will be Friday, August 7, 2020, 9:00AM-7:00PM followed by a Prayer Service at 7:00PM with family present from 6:00PM-7:00PM all at Evans Funeral Home, Carrington.

Funeral Service for family and close friends will be held Saturday, August 8, 2020, at 10:30AM at Evans Funeral Home, Carrington.

Burial will be at the Carrington Cemetery.

Posted Condolences:


  1. Sorry for your loss Our prayers are with the family

  2. Our sympathy and prayers to all Karsten’s family. So awesome the care given by his children.

  3. Wishing you peace and comfort during this hard time. Our Prayers are with all the family.

  4. My heart is heavy with sorrow and grief for all. Loosing a cousin is hard but a brother is very difficult. Prayers for all.

  5. Our sincerest condolences to the entire family. Our thoughts and prayers are with everyone as they mourn his passing and relive all the fun great moments that he gave us. RIP Karsten.

  6. Sad to hear of his passing.

  7. My prayers are with you that you will all be comforted and have peace during this difficult time of loss.

  8. So sorry to hear the news!! Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family’s. It’s been ages since I’ve seen you guys except for Charlotte. Our deepest sympathies to everyone!!😢

  9. So sorry for your loss, may you find comfort in your memories.

  10. So sorry for your loss. Glenda and I will be praying for all of you.

  11. What a beautiful tribute to a wonderful man. I always enjoyed Karsten’s sense of humor and mile-wide smile. We were CHS Class of ‘67 – lots of great memories! Thinking of you all, especially his two granddaughters whom he clearly adored!

  12. Prayers to the family on the passing of Karsten. My parents are Steve and Lynne McMonagle and they were friends of his from High School in Carrington. Rest in Peace.

  13. My sympathy goes out to the entire family for the loss of Karsten. When I was a teenager he was behind the bowling counter at Lucky Lanes. He gave me bowling pointers and helped me pick out my very own bowling ball. He also gave me a couple haircuts in a Carrington beauty salon! He was a big brother to one of my best friends as a kid (Lori), and a friend to my sister (Nancy) even during some of her tougher moments. Rest in peace Karsten. Sending my love to your family.

  14. Our thoughts, prayers and sympathies for all of the families 🙏

  15. Sorry to hear about Karsten passing. I knew him from many different experiences. However, I’d take my boys bowling while I practiced to try and get better. He would give me pointers but I still wasn’t very good but enjoyed bowling anyway. Have comfort in your favorite memories.


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