Germaine F. Langel, 92, of Luxemburg, passed away Monday, Sept. 23, 2019 at Mercy One Senior Care, formerly known as Oak Crest Manor, Dyersville.
Visitation was held from 2-8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 26, 2019, at Kramer Funeral Home, 750 12th Ave SW in Dyersville. Visitation continued Friday from 8:30-9:30 a.m. at the funeral home prior to funeral services.
Mass of Christian Burial was held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Sept. 27, 2019 at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Luxemburg, with burial in the church cemetery. The Rev. Noah Diehm officiated. Placing of the pall was done by Donald, Helen, Gene, Diane, Dale, Jim, Joyce and Vince. Lectors were Bev Caron and Veronica Langel and giftbearers were Helen Perkins, Diane Ludovissy and Joyce Prier. Eucharistic ministers were Diane Ludovissy, Gene Langel and Julie Riniker. Music was provided by Linda Bockenstedt and the Holy Trinity Choir. Honorary pallbearer was John Langel and pallbearers were Brian and Andrew Ludovissy, Mike Conner, Travis Prier, Chris, Tony, Kenny, Mark and Kevin Langel.
Germaine was born Nov. 6, 1926 in Holy Cross, the daughter of Anthony and Ottilia (Loecke) Hellman. She married John A. Langel April 6, 1953 in Holy Cross. Together they raised their family and farmed in the Luxemburg area. Germaine liked quilting, baking, gardening and canning. She enjoyed bus trips with her friends. Most of all, Germaine loved time spent with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Survivors include her children: Donald Langel, of Appleton, Wis., Helen (Steve) Perkins, of Rawlins, WY, Gene (Lynn) Langel, of New Vienna, Diane (Pete) Ludovissy, of North Buena Vista, Dale (Carlene) Langel and Jim (Joann) Langel both of New Vienna, Joyce (Al) Prier, of Elkader; son-in-law, Vince (Kathy) Conner, of Dubuque; 20 grandchildren: Bev Caron, Chris and Kevin Langel; Kim Monroe; Lisa and Mike Conner; Veronica and Annie Knepper, Tony and John Langel; Brian, Amy and Andrew Ludovissy; Mark, Amanda and Jenny Langel; Kenny and Sarah Langel; Ashley McLain and Travis Prier; 16 great-grandchildren; siblings: Bernice Thole, Ambrose (Eileen) Hellman, Charlie (Mary) Hellman, Clete (Correne) Hellman, Dolores (Dave) Putz, Eileen (Ed) Prier; sisters-in-law: Barbara Franzen and Alice Langel.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, John in 1989; daughter, Jane Conner; grandson, Gary Perkins; in-laws: Chuck Thole, Ralph Recker, Rosella White (Ed Heims) and (Gerald White), Francis Langel, Marie (Peter) Berns, Agnes (Lawrence) Heims, Joseph (Marilyn) Langel, Gerald White and Manny Franzen.
Special thanks to the staff at Oakcrest Manor and Hospice of Dubuque.
Online condolences may be left for the family at www.kramerfuneral.com