Evans Funeral Home
"Compassionate Funeral Service"
Carrington and New Rockford, North Dakota
701.652.3003 or 701.947.2911
Secondary Number ~ 701.650.9937
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.
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