Christie Sauer

A funeral service was held Thursday, July 31, 2014 at St. Alphonsus Catholic Church of Langdon for Christie LaCoursiere Sauer, 49, of Langdon.


Posted on 8/1/14

She died Monday, July 28, 2014 at Altru Hospital in Grand Forks.

Interment at Calvary Cemetery, Langdon.

Christie LaCoursiere was born August 18, 1964 in Thief River Falls, Minn. to James LaCoursiere and Sharon (Liggett) LaCoursiere Pippin. She attended school in Thief River Falls graduating in 1982. She attended Northland Community College and then lived in various locations in Minnesota and North Dakota. She moved to Langdon and worked at The Photo Shop and Maple Manor Care Center. She married Brian Sauer on December 26, 2000, and they made their home in Langdon. She worked at Cavalier County Memorial Hospital as a transcriptionist and an administrative assistant, and after earning her BS in Nursing from Moorhead State University, worked as a nurse at CCMH. Currently, she was working as a nurse at Sanford Health in Fargo. She held various jobs in the community of Langdon. She worked at the Langdon Country Club, was music director at St. Alphonsus Church, taught piano lessons, and edited materials for KNDK. She also was involved in the community by helping the Catholic Youth Group, being co-chair of St. Mary’s and Hope Circles at St. Alphonsus and singing at Maple Manor in the M & Ms. She was a Snowmobile ND member and loved photography.

Christie is survived by husband Brian Sauer of Langdon; parents Jim LaCoursiere (Denise Olson) and Sharon Pippin; siblings: Rob (Lynn) of Red Lake Falls, Minn. and their children Ryan and Jaime, Terry (Sherry) of Spokane, Wash. and their child Lindsay, Shannon (Greg) Smidt of East Grand Forks, Minn. and their children Rodney and Abby, Kirk (Lisa) of Thief River Falls, Minn. and their children Kylie, Liam and one on the way; mother-in-law Annabelle Sauer McGhie; and brother-in-law Alvin Sauer and his children Brittany and Austen.

She was preceded in death by step-father Carl Pippin, father-in law Wallace Sauer and her grandparents.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be sent to Cavalier County Memorial Hospital in Langdon.

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Brooks Funeral Home of Langdon was in charge of arrangements.