James Haberlack

June 19, 1942-Oct. 10, 2021

James P. Haberlack, 79,

Minot, ND, passed away

Sunday, October 10, 2021,

at Sanford Hospital in

Fargo, ND.

James Paul Haberlack

was born June 19,1942, in

Rugby, ND, to Helen

(Ebach) and Wendelin Ha-

berlack. He was raised on

the family farm, which

was located a mile and a

half from Karlsruhe, ND.

He attended Karlsruhe

schools and graduated

from high school in 1960.

Following his high

school graduation, he

started working construc-

tion with Freddy Brothers,

building the new

Karlsruhe school. He con-

tinued his construction

career with Orheim, Alm

and Fugelseth Masonry

for many years and

numerous buildings still

show his talent for brick

laying. Jim was employed

by Midwest Federal as the

head maintenance man

from 1980, until his retire-

ment in 2003.

He met the love of his

life, Karen Kossan July 6,

1962. They were united in

marriage June 13, 1964, in

Minot, where they made

their home until recent

health problems caused a

move to Fargo. They were

blessed with four chil-

dren: Todd, Carrie, Paul

and Michelle, and raised

them with all the love in

the world. Their home

was the place for many

family gatherings and

friends and relatives knew

they were always wel-

come. He loved camping

and watching his children

and grandchildren at their

many sporting events. He

was a wonderful car-

penter and could build or

fix anything. His help was

always requested and nev-

er denied, which showed

the type of man he was.

He was strong in his faith

and attended Mass regu-

larly. He showed a quiet

strength that his family

could always count on,

and his advice and stories

will be passed on for gen-


Jim is survived by his

loving wife of 57 years,

Karen Haberlack; chil-

dren, Todd (Tamara) Ha-

berlack, Monroe, WA;

Carrie (Randy) Henrikson,

Moorhead, MN; Paul

(Ashley) Haberlack, West

Fargo, ND, and Michelle

(Bryan) Schwan, Velva,

ND; grandchildren, Emily

(Jake) Anderson, Erica

Henrikson of Moorhead,

MN, Alexa Haberlack,

Seattle WA; Chandler Ha-

berlack, Marysville WA;

Taylor Haberlack, Drexler

Schantz of West Fargo,

ND; Madeline, Brecca and

Sadie Schwan of Velva,

ND; great-grandchildren,

Lincoln, Louden and

Layne Anderson of Moor-

head, MN; brothers, Paul

(Elaine) Haberlack, David

(Kathy) Haberlack; sister,

Susan (Bill) Petasek; as

well as numerous nieces

and nephews.

He was preceded in

death by his parents,

Wendelin and Helen Ha-

berlack; sister, Rose

Ziegler and

brother-in-law, Martin

Ziegler, former

brother-in-law, Steve

McCormick and an infant


Mass of Christian Buri-

al: Thursday, October 14,

2021, at 10:30 a.m. at Lit-

tle Flower Catholic

Church, Minot.

Interment: Holy Cross

Catholic Cemetery, Velva,


Visitation: Wednesday

from 5 to 7 p.m. at

Thompson-Larson Fun-

eral Home, Minot.

Vigil Prayer Service:

Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. at

Thompson-Larson Fun-

eral Home, Minot.

Memorials: In lieu of

flowers, memorials are

preferred to the American

Cancer Society or Holy

Cross Catholic Cemetery,

Velva, ND.

The service will be

livestreamed for the pub-

lic to view and can be ac-

cessed by going to the

Thompson-Larson Fun-

eral home website:



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