Kent Gordon Langlie, 69
December 31, 2022
Roseau- Kent Gordon Langlie passed away December 24, 2022 at the Warroad Senior Living Center at the age of 69. He was born May 13, 1953 in Roseau to Lola (Sandstrom) and Gordon Langlie.
Kent graduated from Roseau High School in 1971. He excelled in many sports including hockey, football and golf. He went on to play college hockey for the University of North Dakota Fighting Sioux. In 1973, he moved back to Roseau and became a business partner with his father, Gordie, in the grocery store business. He was dedicated to the grocery store seeing it through many transitions and worked many long hours. As their employer, he was a mentor for many high school students and kept those friendships long after.
In April 1983, Kent married Kimberly Anderson. To this union, Kristina and Katie, were born and they were his pride and joy.
Kent was devastated when he lost the grocery store due to a flood in 2002. He was quick to find employment with Wally's Supermarket, Old Dutch Foods, Mason Brothers, Furniture & More and eventually ended his working career at Marvin Windows.
Kent loved all sports, fishing, traveling, camping, socializing with a cold one, pulling pranks and watching his daughters and grandchildren grow. He was a man of humor, quick comebacks, and most of all his kind demeanor and generosity.
Kent is survived by his wife Kim; daughter Kristina (Erik) Fabian and their children Alexis and Jackson; daughter Katie (Eric) Veidel and their daughter Lola; sister Barb (Duane) Erickson; nieces Kimberly Erickson and Charlotte (Cory) Ascheman; nephew Joe (Jolio) Erickson; great nephews and niece as well as several cousins.
Kent was preceded in death by his parents, Gordon and Lola Langlie, sister Beverly Cummings, mother and father in law Harold and Margaret Anderson and several aunts, uncles, and cousins.
Funeral services were held at Messiah Lutheran Church at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, December 29th in Roseau.
Visitation was on Wednesday from 5:00-7:00 p.m. with a 7:00 p.m. prayer service at Helgeson Funeral Home in Roseau.
Family would like to recognize and thank the staff for the wonderful care Kent received both at LifeCare Roseau Manor and the Warroad Senior Living Center.
In lieu of flowers, family would like to direct memorials to the local Walk to Remember foundation, Messiah Lutheran Church or the local Special Olympics chapter.