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1976 Christopher 2024

Christopher Longmire

April 11, 1976 — February 10, 2024

Christopher George Longmire, born on April 11, 1976, to Patricia and George Jr., departed from this world on February 10, 2024. He leaves behind a legacy of love, kindness, and resilience that touched the lives of all who knew him. 

Despite his quiet nature, Chris had a heart that overflowed with kindness. As a brother, he endured a lot of pranks, tricks, and absolute ridiculousness from his annoying little sister, but he managed it and her with as much grace and patience as possible, demonstrating his unconditional love even amid her excruciating annoyance. He also dished out a bit of it to her in his own right. But regardless of any disagreement – big or small, their love for each other remained steadfast, a testament to the strength of their bond.

Chris took immense pride in his role as an uncle, doting on his niece and nephew and proudly sharing their accomplishments and pictures with anyone who would listen or look. His love for his family was unwavering, and he would do anything to protect and support them. He bore the weight of their struggles as if they were his own, often losing sleep over their pains and feeling powerless to ease their burdens.

In addition to his kind and compassionate nature, Chris had a passion for sports, particularly hockey. He was an enthusiastic fan, proudly cheering on his favorite team with the rallying cry, "Go Sioux!" His love for the game extended beyond the excitement of the rink; it was a source of joy and camaraderie that he shared with all.

Beyond sports, Chris found solace and creativity in painting. Whether it was capturing the beauty of nature or expressing his love of eagles and the mountains on canvas, he poured his heart into every brushstroke. 

Chris was an avid collector of eagle statues, finding beauty and inspiration in them. Each eagle held a special significance for him, serving as a symbol of strength, freedom, and resilience. His collection is a reflection of who Chris was, strong, resilient, and now free. 

Throughout his life, Chris faced numerous challenges and obstacles, enduring it all with unwavering strength and a gentle spirit. Despite his battles, he remained a pillar of kindness and compassion, always extending a helping hand when he was able, never forgetting the power of a simple yet heartfelt thank you.

Chris was a graduate of Central High School, and he dedicated many years to various organizations in Grand Forks until his declining health prevented him from continuing his work. Despite the limitations his body imposed, his spirit remained unbroken, his kindness shining through even in the darkest of times.

As he bids farewell to this world, Chris leaves behind a legacy of love and kindness that will continue to live on in the hearts of those who were fortunate enough to know him. Though he may no longer walk among us, his memory will forever be cherished, and his spirit will continue to inspire us to be kinder, gentler, and more compassionate towards one another. May he rest in peace, free from the pain and suffering that plagued him in life, and may his soul find solace in the arms of the Lord.

He is survived by his mother Patricia Wride; sister Carrie Longmire, nephew Aaron Longmire, niece Elianna Henrickson, Aunt and Uncle Jim and Janis Horski, Aunt Linda Longmire, as well as cousins and friends.

Preceding Chris’s departure were his dad George W. Longmire Jr, Stepfather, Dan Wride, Grandparents George and Gloria Longmire, Joseph and Lorraine Horski, and Uncle Timothy Horski.


Memorial Service will be held Friday, February 16, 2024, at 10 a.m. at Amundson Funeral Home.
Visitation will be held 1 hour prior to the start of the service.

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