Langfeldt, Max F. (1908 - 1981)







----Source: Tribune-Record-Gleaner (Clark County, Wis.) 02/11/1981

Langfeldt, Max F. (1908 - 1981)

Funeral services for Max F. Langfeldt, 73, of 310 South West St., Loyal, Clark County, were conducted at 11 a.m., Friday, Feb. 6, at St. Anthony's Catholic Church, Loyal.

Mr. Langfeldt died at 4:05 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 3, 1981, at St. Joseph's Hospital, Marshfield, where he had been admitted on Dec. 15.

Officiating at the service was Rev. James Logan, Co-celebrants were Rev. Norbert King, Rev. John Peurne and Rev. Richard Fliss. David, Tim and John Langfeldt were servers and pallbearers were Terry Wirkus, Jeff Langfeldt, Scott Oestreich, John Oestreich, Doug Langfeldt and Mike Langfeldt. Interment was in the parish cemetery.

A Parish Council of Catholic Women Rosary was said at 3:15 p.m., with a Knights of Columbus Rosary at 8 p.m.

Mr. Langfeldt was born on Feb. 1, 1908, in Scott County, Iowa. He attended Oak Grove School in the Unity-Riplinger area.

He married Frances Rueth on Jan. 7, 1930, at Loyal. They observed their Golden Wedding anniversary in 1980.

In 1931, he moved to the Loyal area and farmed and did construction work. He moved to the City of Loyal in 1939, and operated Max Langfeldt Sons Construction Co. He later operated a building supply company in the Joe Davel building.

In 1966, he purchased the Corner Tavern and Restaurant, now Amber Inn. He operated that business until 1971.

The past 45 years he was a building consultant for various insurance companies and was active in organizing Loyal Industries to promote industrial development.

He was a member of Loyal Fire Department served on Loyal City Council served on Clark County Board of Supervisors served on the Properties Committee of Clark County for four years was a charter member of Loyal Lions Club was a member of St. Anthony's Catholic Church was past president of the Holy Name Society was a founder of Our Lady of Fatima Council 4963, Knights of Columbus and was a founder of Our Mother of Seton, Fourth Degree Assembly.

He held many offices in the Knights of Columbus Council and in 1975 was honored by Wisconsin Knights of Columbus organization in Superior and was awarded a distinguished service award by the Wisconsin State Council.

He is survived by his wife four daughters, Mrs. Norman (Helen) Polasek of Green Bay, Mrs. Thomas (Lois Ann) Wirkus of La Crosse, Mrs. Donald (Joann) Oestreich of Loyal and Ms. Dennis (Bonnie) Bender of Beaver Dam five sons, Robert, Alan and Herb, all of Loyal, Dan of Owen and Steve of Beaver Dam two brothers, Edwin of Neillsville and Clarence of Wausau three sisters, Mrs. Leona Schmidt of Winter, Mrs. Ulysses (Elsie) Cain of Loyal and Mrs. Kenneth (Janice) Vollrath of Florida and 34 grandchildren.

Preceding him in death were his parents, one daughter, one granddaughter and one brother.

Rinka Funeral Home, Loyal, was in charge of arrangements.



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