Obit: Langreck, Henry Herman (1890 - 1975)

Contact: Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon

Surnames: Langreck, Meivers, Mueller, Resong, Opelt, Aumann, Statz, Noll, , Kuchenbecker, Ross, Larsen, Henseler, Biegler, Leketas, Frederick

----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI) 5/22/1975

Langreck, Henry Herman (12 January 1890 – 14 May 1975)

A farmer in the Town of Grant for many years, Henry Herman Langreck of Neillsville, died Wednesday, May 14, at the age of 85. Funeral services were held Friday from St. Mary’s Catholic Church with the Rev. Joseph Henseler officiating, and interment followed in the parish cemetery. A wake service preceded a Knights of Columbus Rosary service Thursday evening at the Georgas-Gesche Funeral Home where the body was in state.

Henry Langreck, son of John and Mary Meivers Langreck was born January 12, 1890, at Lucas, Ia., and was educated in schools there. He came to Clark County with his parents, locating on the ridge area east of Neillsville. His marriage to the former Mary A. Mueller took place November 28, 1916, in Neillsville.

The couple farmed in the Town of Grant for many years before moving to the city. Mr. Langreck, who continued to help on the farm until his health failed, entered Memorial Home May 1. He was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church and of it Holy Name Society.

Survivors in addition to his wife include seven children: Mrs. John (Marie) Resong of Neillsville, Mrs. Robert (Dorothy) Opelt of Rt. 3 Neillsville, Herbert Langreck of Alamogordo, N.M., Sister Niva (Florence Langreck) of Prairie du Chien, Sister Lillia (Catherine Langreck) of Milwaukee, and Robert Langreck of Neillsville; 10 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.

He is further survived by three sisters: Mrs. Henry (Agnes) Aumann of Loyal, Mrs. Max (Theresa) Statz and Mrs. Ray (Rose) Noll both of Neillsville; and by three brothers: John Langreck of St. Lucas, Ia., Jake Langreck of Neillsville and Fred Langreck of Greenwood.

Celebrants with Fr. Henseler were the Rev. Joseph Biegler, C.P.P.S., La Crosse, the Rev. Peter Leketas, Marshfield, and the Rev. Joseph Frederick, pastor of St. Annels, Milwaukee..

Pallbearers, all grandsons, were Dennis Opelt, Gerald Opelt, James Langreck, Gerald Langreck and James Resong.

Mrs. Rita Kuchenbecker, Mrs. Greta Ross and Mrs. D. Larsen sang, with Ronald Resong, another grandson, as organist. Selections were “Let Everyone Praise,” “Crown Him with Many Crowns’ “This is My Body” and “God of Our Fathers.”

Among those from out of town attending the services were Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Langreck and family of Alamogordo, N.M., Sister Lillia Langreck of Milwaukee and Sister Niva Langreck of Prairie du Chien. Brothers and sisters of Mr. Langreck in attendance from out-of-town were John Langreck of St. Lucas, Ia., Fred Langreck and family of Greenwood and Mr. and Mrs. Henry Auman of Loyal.

Other relatives and friends came from Prescott, Owen, Marshfield, Granton, Spencer, Boscobel, Willard, Prairie du Chien, Wauzeka. Eastman, Alma Center, Cadott, Milwaukee, Black River Falls, Rudolph, Colby, and Wisconsin Rapids in Wisconsin, and from St. Lucas, Calmar, Spillville and Cresco in Iowa.



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