Mass of Christian Burial was held on Tuesday, January 7, 2020, at St. Alphonsus Catholic Church in Langdon for David Paul Fetsch, 75, of Langdon, who passed away on January 1, 2020, at Maple Manor Care Center in Langdon.

David was born on May 6, 1944, to George and Lorenda (Kroetsch) Fetsch in Wales, where he was raised. His family later moved to Langdon where he met and married the love of his life, Sylvia Chaput. They were married on August 13, 1964, at St. Alphonsus Catholic Church in Langdon and made their home in the Langdon area where they raised their four children. He worked for the City of Langdon at the water plant for several years until he took a job at National Tea Foods grocery store as a butcher/meat manager. He remained at that job until that store closed and then continued as meat cutter at other locations. He and Sylvia moved to Park River for a few years because of employment and then returned to Langdon where he worked at Alco as a custodian. He then worked at St. Alphonsus Catholic School as custodian until he claimed his early retirement due to health issues. He was a dedicated husband and father who demonstrated his strength, faith and beliefs through his everyday life. He had a great love of the outdoors, camping, practical jokes, sports and, most of all, his grandchildren, great-grandchildren and pets.

David is survived by his wife of 55 years, Sylvia, of Grand Forks; children: Lynda (Tom) Hoyt of Langdon, Cindy (Richard) Solis of Round Rock, TX, Charlene (Eric) Lundebrek of Lowry, Minn., and Loren (Stephanie) Fetsch of Langdon; grandchildren: Tiffany (Byron) Shablow, Natasha (Kale) Christianson, Samantha (Kenny) Jensen, Kalton (Taylor Benneweis) Agnes, Taylor Lundebrek, Brittany (Jesse) Hayden, Ashley Fetsch, Nelsen (Katlynn) Lundebrek, Katelyn Fetsch, Zachary Hoyt, Sydney Lundebrek, Dylan Fetsch, Jesse Fetsch; three great-grandchildren; siblings: Mary Keeling, Marilyn Fetsch, Donny (Anna) Fetsch, Delores (Vernon) Samuelson, Carmie (Emory) Coles, and Harvey (Peri) Fetsch and many in-laws, nieces and nephews; and special family friends Dean and Connie Hakanson.

Preceding David in death are his parents, father and mother-in-law Sylveo (Sid) and Charlotte Chaput, brother Raymond, brother-in-law George Keeling, brother-in-law Bob Heinle, sister-in-law Sonia Heinle, niece Cheryl Condon, and nephew Andrew Crockett.

Brooks Funeral Home of Langdon was in charge of arrangements. Online condolences are available at

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