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780 12th St. SW
P.O. Box 822
Le Mars, IA 51031
Phone: 712-546-4903
Fax: 712-546-4710
Robert Langel

Robert Theodore "Bob" Langel

Saturday, December 13th, 1930 - Saturday, December 29th, 2018
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Robert T. Langel, 88, of Le Mars, Iowa, passed away on Saturday, December 29, 2018 at the Brentwood Good Samaritan Village in Le Mars. Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, January 3, 2019 at All Saints Catholic Parish- St. Joseph Church in Le Mars. Father Bruce Lawler will celebrate Mass. Burial will follow at Calvary Cemetery in Le Mars with military honors provided by Wasmer Post #241 of the American Legion. Visitation will begin at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, January 2, 2019 at the Mauer – Johnson Funeral Home in Le Mars. The family will be present from 5-7 p.m. with a Scriptural Prayer Service at 7:00 p.m. Visitation will resume at 9:30 a.m. on Thursday at St. Joseph Church.

Robert Theodore Langel was born on December 13, 1930 in Oyens, Iowa, the son of Theodore and Caroline (Kunkel) Langel. He attended St. Joseph School in Le Mars, graduating in 1948. Following school, Bob worked for Wiltgen Construction in Le Mars.

On April 26, 1952, Bob and Laura E. Lauters were united in marriage at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Remsen, Iowa. Shortly thereafter, Bob was inducted in the United States Army on August 13, 1952. He proudly served during the Korean War. He attained the rank of Sergeant prior to earning an Honorable Discharge on July 15, 1954. Bob returned to his family in Le Mars and took a position with Stoos Body Shop. During that time he also worked as a substitute at the United States Post Office. That part-time job later turned into a full time position. He retired after 35 years of service.

Bob was a member of All Saints Parish where he ushered. He and Laura also delivered Meals-on-Wheels for many years. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, playing cards and home improvement projects. Bob was an avid Iowa Hawkeyes fan. Summers were spent at the Iowa Great Lakes and later at Big Pine Lake in Perham, Minnesota.

Grateful to have shared his life is his wife of 66 years, Laura Langel of Le Mars, Iowa; daughters, Sue and Larry Gengler of Merrill, Iowa, Jane and Tim Clarey of Le Mars, Iowa and Anne and Scott Carlson of Wentzville, Missouri; a daughter-in-law, Tina Langel of Le Mars, IA; sons, Ken and Bev Langel of Le Mars, Iowa, Nick Langel of Le Mars, Iowa and Jim and Sarah Langel of Cedar Falls, Iowa; 23 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; a sister, Arlis Luedtke of Le Mars, Iowa; a sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Cloe and Gene Kieffer of Stamford, Connecticut; and a brother-in-law, Wayne Mousel of Le Mars, Iowa; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Preceding him in death is are his parents; step-father, Lester Donlin; a son, Ted on January 22, 2014; mother-in-law and father-in-law, Lena and Nick Lauters; a sister, Marlene Mousel; a brother and his wife, Butch and Lynn Langel; brother-in-law, Wally Luedtke; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Robert and Kathleen Johnson, DeLores and Ray Sjostrom and Wayne and Jeanette Delperdang.

Memorials in Bob’s name may be directed to Gehlen Catholic Schools or All Saints Parish.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Wednesday, January 2nd, 2019 | 2:00pm - 8:00pm
    When
    Wednesday, January 2nd, 2019 2:00pm - 8:00pm
    Location
    Mauer Johnson Funeral Home
    Address
    780 12th Street SW
    LE MARS, IA 51031
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    The family will be present from 5-7 p.m. with a Scriptural Prayer Service at 7:00 p.m. Visitation will resume at 9:30 a.m. on Thursday at St. Joseph Church.
  • Service

    Thursday, January 3rd, 2019 | 10:30am
    When
    Thursday, January 3rd, 2019 10:30am
    Location
    All Saints Catholic Parish - St. Joseph Church
    Address
    605 Plymouth St E
    LE MARS, IA 51031
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    Officiant
    Fr. Bruce Lawler
  • Interment

    Location
    Calvary Cemetery
    Address
    900 Plymouth Street E
    LE MARS, IA 51031
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    Military honors provided by Wasmer Post #241 of the American Legion.
  • Reception

    Location
    All Saints Catholic Parish - St. Joseph Church
    Address
    605 Plymouth St E
    LE MARS, IA 51031
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Lou J

Posted at 08:28am
Please accept my sincere condolences.The death of a loved one is one of the most devastating experiences a human can face. The words quoted at Isaiah 25:8 have comforted me greatly. It reads :"He(God) will swallow up death forever, And the Sovereign Lord Jehovah will wipe away the tears from all faces.” May you find hope and comfort in knowing that, soon, by means of God's Kingdom, no one will ever fall prey of this merciless ‘enemy’(1 Corinthians 15:26).
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kim staley

Posted at 10:18am
Kind thoughts and prayers to your family.
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Sharon "Jahde" Rokes

Posted at 01:14am
You will be in my prayers and thoughts, don't know if you remember me Laura & kids, but I was Sharon Jahde and lived next door to you on 1st St SE, and baby sat for you many times. I remember Bob always having a smile and being kind.
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Mark Mayrose

Posted at 06:05pm
In Memory of Robert ( Bob) Langel, a fine man, husband and father. a donation to Noah's Hope Animal Rescue in Robert's name and also in memory of Tippy, their family dog, loyal till the end.
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Mark Mayrose

Posted at 09:13pm
Wow, we truly lost one of the great ones from the old school, as they say. To grow up in a neighborhood where Bob and Laura Langel were my 2nd mom and dad was quite a blessing. I consider myself very lucky to have had a person like Bob Langel in my life from my earliest memories as a child. In the past few years whenever I would see Bob and Laura I would often thank them for all the camping trips they took me on to Okboji and many other various lakes in Minnesota ( Bob knew them all) and the wonderful trip to Canada to Lake of the Woods which I have never forgotten. We used to laugh and laugh when we would reminisce about the old neiborhood, he also had a great memory it seems of Nick and I getting into trouble which in itself was very funny. Yes, all the sleep overs ( like every weekend) and all the camping trips I was always treated like a member of the family and I felt like a member and never thought twice about it. Such wonderful memories, I could go on and on, thanks Bob and Laura for making me family, I will cherish it forever.
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