Obit: Lang, Edward Richard (1916 - 2011)


Surnames: Lang, Long, Roach, Schaitel, Simon, Sliva, Stiehl, Wood, Zwickel

----Source: The Star News (Medford, Taylor Co., Wisconsin) Thursday, February 10, 2011, online edition

Lang, Edward Richard (January 22, 1916 - February 5, 2011)

Edward Richard Lang, age 95, formerly of Donald, Wis., passed away on Saturday, February 5, 2011 at the Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Tomah, Wis.

Edward was born January 22, 1916 in Minneapolis, Minn., the son of the late John and Tresa (Zwickel).

On November 27, 1945 he was united in marriage to Ethel Wood in Donald, Wis.

They resided in the Donald area and later moved to Sparta. Edward proudly served his country in the United States Army during World War II and the Korean Conflict, continuing on to honorably retire from the military.

Edward is survived by his son, Karl Lang of  Roscoe, Ill.; two daughters, Victoria (Kenneth) Sliva and Valerie Stiehl, both of Sparta, Wis.; five grandchildren, Quintin and Shawn Schaitel, Brent and Maryann Sliva, Heather (David) Roach; and five great-grandchildren, Kira and Starla Schaitel, and triplets, Leilani, Evan and Logan Roach; plus one brother, Gerald Lang of Minneapolis, Minn.

Edward is preceded in death by his parents; his loving wife of 55 years, Ethel Rose; two brothers, Ralph and Walter Lang; and one sister, Dela Rose Simon.

A Christian burial mass will be held on Saturday, February 12, 2011 at 10:30 a.m. at SS Peter & Paul Catholic Church, Gilman, Wis., with Fr. John Long officiating. Burial will follow in the Donald Cemetery with military graveside rites being performed by the Sheldon American Legion Post No. 316. Friends and family may call from 9:00 a.m. until time of service at the church.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be given to St. Jude’s Christian Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, Tenn. 38105.

Gilman Funeral Service is assisting the family with arrangements.



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