Ashley, ND-Funeral service for Lorraine C. Lang, 84, of Ashley will be at 10:30 am, Friday, February 21, 2020 at Zion Lutheran Church in Ashley. Rev. Alvin Beyer will officiate.
Burial will be held at the Zion Lutheran Cemetery.
Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at the church.
Lorraine passed away February 17, 2020 at the Ashley Nursing Home where she lived for the past 3 years.
Lorraine Christine was born March 13, 1935 to Edward and Emma (Just) Vossler on the family homestead 18 miles southwest of Wishek, ND. Growing up she worked on the family farm while attending country school. Lorraine also helped mothers in the surrounding area with their newborn children.
Lorraine was united in marriage to Lester Lang on September 22, 1955 at St. Andrews Lutheran Church parsonage near Zeeland, ND. They made their home on Lester’s families farm 6 miles south of Lehr, ND. Lester’s father (Jacob passed away suddenly in February of 1956), forcing Lester and Lorraine to take over the operation where they farmed and raised their children which concluded in 1997 when Lester and Lorraine retired and moved to Ashley. Lorraine continued to work in the laundry department at the Ashley Medical Center where she had worked in addition to working on the farm.
Lorraine enjoyed embroidering doilies and towels and giving them to her family members as Christmas gifts, playing cards with family and friends and cooking authentic German Russian dishes.
Lorraine had been a member of the Zion Lutheran Church which she attended their entire marriage.
Grateful for having shared Lorraine’s life was her husband of 64 years, Lester; 3 children born of this union were Sharon (Gary) Wolff of Zeeland, Steven Lang married to (Angela Voeltz) of Pierre, SD and Sandra (Kevin) Skow of Isle, MN; brothers, Oscar Vossler of Wishek and Wesley Vossler of McLaughlin, SD, sister, Loretta Vossler of Bloomington, MN; 12 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.
Preceding Lorraine in death were her parents (Edward and Emma Vossler) brothers, Alvin, Leo, twins Norvin and Wilbert, and Rubin Vossler.
Honorary Casketbearers are grand-children Rebecka Lang, Sarah Lang, (Daughters of Steven) Russel Wolff, Kayla Renz, (Son and Daughter of Sharon) Samantha Moore, Bethany Karr (Daughters of Sandra). Along with her great-grandchildren.
Casketbearers will include grandsons Jake Lang, Joshua Lang, and Matthew Lang (sons of Steven), Granddaughters Leslie Marx, (daughter of Steven) Kelly Pillen, (daughter of Sharon) and Chelsie Platz (daughter of Sandra).
In lieu of flowers, the family prefers memorials to Ashley Nursing Home.
Carlsen Funeral Home of Ashley has been entrusted with arrangements.