Louetta Langel, 81, of Templeton, died Sunday, Nov. 17, 2019, at Friendship Home in Audubon, Iowa.
Mass of the Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 23, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Templeton. The celebrant will be Father Timothy Pick. Mass servers will be Dylan Wieland and Jake Wieland. Music will be by Jeanne Kerkhoff, Sacred Heart Men’s Choir, and Carolyn Miller as soloist. Lector will be Lorraine Hoffman. Gift bearers will be Louetta’s great-grandchildren. Eucharistic ministers will be Adella Vogl and Imelda Langel. Casket bearers will be Michael Langel, Megan Langel, Matthew Langel, Scott Stevens, Will Stevens, Alex Langel and Seth Langel. Burial will be at the parish cemetery.
Friends may call after 4 p.m. Friday at Sharp Funeral Home in Carroll where there will be a rosary at 5 p.m. by the Carroll Catholic Daughters of the Americas and a Christian Wake Service at 6:30 p.m. Visitation at Sacred Heart Church will be from 9 to 9:45 a.m. Saturday.
Online condolences may be left for the Langel family at www.sharpfuneral.com.
Louetta Langel was born March 9, 1938, in Roselle, Iowa, a daughter of Andrew and Laura (Riesberg) Hoffman. She had one older brother and five younger sisters. She grew up on a farm near Roselle, Iowa. Louetta attended Holy Angels School in Roselle.
After her aunt Bonnie had a baby, Louetta stayed with her to help out. While she was there, she met a young man named LaVern who was helping his uncle Ted Langel. They continued to see each other at dances.
Louetta worked for Hinky Dinky grocery store in Carroll and roomed with another girl. She married LaVern Langel on April 23, 1957. LaVern went into the Army. She followed him to Georgia and Texas until he was deployed to Germany. Louetta moved in with her parents when Rick was born until LaVern returned home. They lived and worked in Carroll. During that time, Jim and Joni were born.
In 1966 they moved to LaVern’s family farm. They had another son, Dave. They raised corn, beans, hogs, miniature Schnauzers and kids. Louetta always had a large garden and enjoyed plating flowers on the farm. She also had a variety of house plants.
As the kids grew up and moved out, Louetta started to work at Fareway in Carroll until the store moved to the east side of Carroll. During retirement, she went to coffee with friends a couple of days a week, played bingo, played cards, and enjoyed going to the casino. She enjoyed spending time with her family. Louetta collected dolls and Depression-era dishes and glassware. She liked antiques and craft show treasures to display around the house. In 2013 Louetta became a resident of Carroll Health Center, then in 2016 Louetta became a resident of the Friendship Home in Audubon.
Louetta was a member of the Catholic Daughters of the Americas, Sacred Heart Ladies Guild, and volunteered in the library at Sacred Heart School. She and LaVern always volunteered in the community and set an example for their children, six grandsons, and one granddaughter.
Louetta is survived by her husband, LaVern Langel, of Templeton; children: Rick (Ann) Langel of West Bend, Jim Langel of Newell, Joni Langel of Urbandale and Dave (Allison) Langel of Coon Rapids; seven grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; siblings: Edward (Lorraine) Hoffman of Lidderdale, Adella (John) Vogl of Adair, Alvera (Virgil) Rosonke of Manning, Laura Ann (Denny) Danner of Carroll and Rosie Sturm of Carroll; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law: Yvonne Broich of Carroll, Bernita (Clayton) Broich of Carroll, Don (Vera) Schettler of Omaha and Elmer (Imelda) Langel of Manning; as well as many nieces, nephews, and other extended relatives.
She was preceded in death by her parents; parents-in-law, Joseph and Mary Langel; sister-in-law Edna Schettler; brother-in-law Tom Broich; and great-granddaughter Ava Stevens.