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Peter S. Laturnus

December 30, 1934 — May 9, 2024


Peter S. Laturnus

Peter S. (Pete) Laturnus

December 30, 1934 – May 09, 2024


Peter S. Laturnus, 89 of Munich, ND passed away on May 09, 2024 at CHI, St Alexius Health, Devils Lake Hospital.

Mass of Christian Burial for Pete will be held on Tuesday, May 14, 2024 at 10:30 a.m. at St Mary’s Catholic Church in Munich, ND with Father Brian Moen celebrating the Mass.  Burial will be at the St Boniface Catholic Cemetery. Visitation will be at the church one hour prior to the funeral Mass.

Visitation will be at the Gilbertson Funeral Home, Devils Lake on Monday, May 13th from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. with a Rosary and Prayer Service at 6:00 p.m.   

Peter Sebastian was born on December 30, 1934, in Wilkin, Saskatchewan, Canada, one of 13 children of Sylvester and Gunda (Steffan) Laturnus.   He was the third youngest of the family.   In 1945 the family moved to a farm near Starkweather, North Dakota and later to Cando, North Dakota where Pete attended Metcalf County school through the 8th grade.  Several years later the family moved to a farm near Clyde, North Dakota.   Pete obtained his U.S. citizenship in 1960.

Pete worked with his brother-in-law, Elmer Mueller for many years doing plumbing and heating work.  When Elmer retired, Pete started his own plumbing and heating business along with farming for many years at Calio, N.D.  He so loved the farm and could build and fix almost anything.  He also enjoyed making his rounds on the farm in his golf cart. He built a go kart for his children and it has gone through all the grandchildren and now great grandchildren.  It has been one of the many highlights of the kids going to the farm.   Pete enjoyed his annual fishing trips with family and his many buddies over the years, as well as spending time with family at the cabin at Red Willow. 

Pete and Donna met at a dance in Calio and on November 19th, 1956 were married at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Calio. They attended church in Calio and later St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Munich. Throughout their married years they were on the dance floor often, dancing to their treasured waltzes and polkas. In later years they loved listening to the Sayler’s Polka Place music every Sunday afternoon, and looked forward to occasional trips to the casino. 

Pete was an active member of St. Boniface and St. Mary’s Catholic Church, and was a life member of the Knights of Columbus. 

Pete is survived by his beloved wife of 67 years, Donna, their children and spouses, Dean (Kim) Laturnus, Munich, Daryl (Sandy Hendrickson) Laturnus, Munich, Dennis (Lori) Laturnus, Grand Forks, Steve (Donna) Laturnus, Grand Forks, and Bonnie (Al) Wald, Bismarck along with 11 grandchildren; Deanna (Jeff), Heidi (Troy), Kayla (Brant); Amanda (Tyler); Justin (Jessica), Rebecca (Justin), Matthew (special friend Emily); Mitchel, Conner, Emma, Dominic and 14 great grandchildren, sister-in-law, Helen Laturnus and many nieces and nephews.

Pete was preceded in death by his parents, nine brothers and three sisters. Brothers Paul, Fred, George, John, Joseph, Frank, Ed, Martin, and Wendell; sisters Regina Schall, Annie Hoffart- Schiele and Betty Schiele; in-laws John and Margaret Mueller. 







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Past Services


Monday, May 13, 2024

4:00 - 7:00 pm (Central time)

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Rosary and Scripture Service

Monday, May 13, 2024

6:00 - 7:00 pm (Central time)

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Mass of Christian Burial

Tuesday, May 14, 2024

Starts at 10:30 am (Central time)


607 Main Street, Munich, ND 58352

Burial in St. Boniface Cemetery, rural Calio, ND

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