Robert Lebrun

A funeral service was held Friday, October 18, 2013 at the St. Alphonsus Catholic Church of Langdon for Robert Lebrun, 79, of Langdon.

Bob Lebrun

Posted on 10/18/13

He died Monday, October 14, 2013, at the Cavalier County Memorial Hospital of Langdon.

Interment at St. Edwards Cemetery in Nekoma.

Robert was born March 26, 1934, in South Olga Township near Milton to Jules and Marie (Pelletier) Lebrun. He moved to the Langdon area with his parents in 1937 where he graduated from St. Alphonsus. Robert continued his education at North Dakota State University in Fargo. He was united in marriage to Kathleen Cox, formerly of Calvin on October 12, 1957, at St. Alphonsus Church. They farmed near Nekoma and became the loving parents of five children: Carleen, David, Mary Kathleen, Julie, and Janet. They were very involved in marriage encounter work. Kathy and their daughter Mary, age 21, were both killed in a car accident January 7, 1983. Bob became involved with Beginning Experiences. He and Frances Feil were united in marriage on July 12, 1985. They made their home in Langdon, and he continued to farm in Nekoma. He was the fourth generation of his family to farm in Perry Township. He spent his whole life as a farmer other than spending a few winters in his younger years working in California. He was known as the “old truck nut” and collected internationals and Studebakers. He enjoyed attending farm and toy shows and loved to travel. He loved going to his grand and great-grandchildren’s programs, games and concerts. He was active in the Knights of Columbus, served as a Director for LAND, and was involved in the Prairie Winds Power Assn.

He is survived by his wife Fran of Langdon; children: Carleen (Alan) Schill of Langdon, David (Sharon) Lebrun of Minot, Julie (Darrel) Bachman of Fargo, Janet (Tom) Schill of Langdon; step-children: Debra (Jeff) Ryan of Langdon, Diana (Dale) Plummer of Langdon, Dean Feil of Langdon, Dawn Metzger of Fargo, Darcy (Scott) Gellner of Langdon, Denise (Larry) Jacobson of Larimore, Darelyn (Joe) Kartes of Coon Rapids, Minn., Dana (John) LaCorte of West Palm Beach, Fla.; grandchildren: Christopher Schill of Grand Forks, Brian (Fiance Kaidi) Schill of Esmond, Trevor Schill of Langdon, Bradley (Annie) Lebrun of Beulah, Daniel (Megan) Lebrun of Crary, Rebecca (Wyatt) Goettle of Donnybrook, Samantha (Aaron) Donamaria of Sawyer, Anthony (Fiance Sara) Bachman of Fargo, Trenton Bachman of West Fargo, Delaney Bachman of Fargo, Kristie (Austin) Sundeen of Brockett, Jason (Sarah) Schill of Nekoma; step-grandchildren: Jaimee (Ken) Slathaugh of Bismarck, Danielle (Jason) Reid, stationed in Germany, Jared Ryan and Devin Ryan, both of Hannah, Jaclyn (Zach) Nye of Bismarck, Christopher Plummer, Timothy Plummer and Josh Plummer all of Langdon, Jayson Metzger and Amanda Metzger both of Fargo, Sarah Gellner of Grand Forks, Dustin (Nicole) Gellner of Ortonville, Minn., Stephanie Gellner of Grand Forks, Andy Jacobson and Alyssa Jacobson, both of Grand Forks, Charles Kartes and Nathan Kartes both of Coon Rapids, Minn., Ryan LaCorte, Giovianna (Victor) Villar, Joseph LaCorte and Vincent LaCorte all of West Palm Beach, Fla.; 13 great-grandchildren; 10 step-great-grandchildren; siblings: Richard Lebrun of Winnipeg, MB, Janice Kaylor of Bella Vista, Ark., Gene (Patricia) Lebrun of Rapid City, S.D., Carol (Jerome) Casey of Bloomington, Minn., Yvonne (Gerald) Lorenz of Doylestown, Pa., Yvette (David) Krech of Duluth, Minn.; brother-in-law Jim Westphal; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Kathleen, daughter Mary, grandchild Riley Lebrun, sister-in-law Marjorie Lebrun, and brothers-in-law Richard Joos and Richard Kaylor.

Online guestbook at

Brooks Funeral Home of Langdon was in charge of events.