Of St. Paul
Passed away on 11/24/12 after a very difficult battle related to esophageal cancer. Preceded in death by father, Ted; mother, Lucille; and brother, Richard. Survived by wife, Lee Jorgensen-Kartes; sisters, Janet Kartes & Carol Hage; brothers-in-law, Mark (Nancy), Paul (Shari), Stephen (Barbara) and Greg; sister-in-law, Kathryn; also by his many special nieces, nephews & Godchildren; and his animals "kids," Becket, Lucy, Teddy, Roget, Gauguina, Soleil & Bailey. Thank you to Michael's many friends & "Brotherhood." Michael worked in the area of God's ministry, education and social work. Special thanks to the medical staff at HealthEast St. Joe's, Bethesda & Midway Pain Clinic (Colleen) for their wonderful & compassionate care. Also, we would like to especially thank Robert Cheney, D.D.S., Mary & Intelligent Touch Dental Lab & for giving Michael back his heartwarming & beautiful smile. Thank you Jane Hamilton of HealthEast Healing Touch for making his life to death transition peaceful and loving. Visitation will be held Wed. 11/28, from 3:30-8PM w/ a 7PM Prayer Service at Wulff Godbout Funeral Home, 560 W. 7th St., St. Paul. Mass of Christian Burial, THURSDAY, 11/29 at 12NOON, visitation also 1 hr. prior at Lumen Christi Catholic Church, 2055 Bohland Ave., St. Paul. Private interment Resurrection Cemetery. Memorials preferred to HealthEast Caritas (his & Lee's cancer support group) & HealthEast Healing Touch Program. Michael, You will always be a part of my heart. Thank you for loving me and making me a better person. Now you are free, my love. Chaucer is awaiting his walk. Always Yours, Lee.