By HDN staff
RUDYARD Helen Frances (McCann) Langel, 96, died Tuesday, Oct. 5, 1999, at a Chester care center of natural causes.
Funeral services will be held 3 p.m. Friday at Our Savior Lutheran Church in Rudyard. Burial will follow at the Rudyard Cemetery.
Langel was born May 16, 1903, in Bloomer, Wisc., to Stephen J. McCann and Ina B. Shipman. The family moved north of Rudyard in 1914. She received her formal education at Goldstone and Kalispell. She was employed at the Goldstone Post Office when she was 18.
On Dec. 26, 1921, she married Arnold C. Langel at Havre. The couple farmed near Goldstone. In 1942, they purchased the Langel farm and spent the rest of their married life there. He died in 1974. She remained on the farm until 1994, when she moved to the Liberty County Nursing Home in Chester.
Langel was a member of the Goldstone Lutheran Church, the Minneota Home Demonstration Club, the Minneota Friendly Club and an active member of W.E.L.C.A. She enjoyed crocheting, sewing, gardening, cooking and canning. She also enjoyed jigsaw puzzles, cards, reading and watching TV. She collected plates.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, seven siblings, two sons, Bud in 1968, and Gerry in 1998, and two grandchildren.
Survivors include daughters, Lucille Miller of Salem, Ore., Lillian Frank of Lewistown, Audrey Daercher of Havre, Katherine Brandt of Rudyard and Dorothy Langel of Chester; sons, Duaine Langel of Missoula, Richard Langel of Billings and Stanley Langel of Rudyard; two daughters-in-law, Alice and Joann Langel of Rudyard; brothers, Jac McCann of Salt Lake City, Utah, and Steve McCann of Sidney; 40 grandchildren, and many great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; and numerous nephews and nieces.
Memorials are suggested to the Liberty County Nursing Home or to the donors choice.
Rockman Funeral Chapel of Chester is in charge of arrangements.