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Mary Magdalena Ritschard Lang
November 25, 1865–December 4, 1953
Funeral Monday For Mrs. Lang
Former Resident Died Friday Evening
After Illness

Mrs. Joseph Lang passed away Friday evening December 4, after an illness of a few months duration.
Mrs. Lang was born Mary Magdalena Ritschard, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Ritschard, November 25, 1865 in Bern, Switzerland. She came to the United States when she was twenty years old, and on January 2, 1890, Joseph Lang and Mary Ritschard were united in marriage by the Rev. E. E. Gruenstein, Monticello.
Mr. and Mrs. Lang made their home in the southern part of Delaware county, with the exception of three years in Monticello. Following Mr. Lang's death on January 7, 1939 she continued making her home on the farm until 1944 and since then made her home with her daughter Anna, Mrs. Gilbert Skelding.
Those left to survive her passing are her nine children: Margaret, Mrs. John Glanz, Hopkinton; Anna, Mrs. Gilbert Skelding, Galena, Illinois; Fred Lang, Marion; John Lang, Blue Earth, Minnesota; Ed Lang, Cuba City, Wisconsin; Mrs. Fredda Ketelsen, Center Junction; Carolyn, Mrs. Joe Poeschl, Chicago, Illinois; William C. Lang, Hopkinton; Richard Lang, Monticello. Also surviving are fourteen grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
Mrs. Lang was a member of the Evangelical and Reformed church for many eyars, and also associated, with the Ladies Aid when able.
Funeral services were held Monday afternoon, December 7, at 2 o'clock at the Evangelical and Reformed church with Rev. John F. Baumann officiating. Interment was in Oakwood cemetery. Casket bearers were C. K. Greer, Glenn Eilers, George Mardorf, Harold Egger, Joe Messerli, and Frank E. Schneiler.

Submitted by: Ron Ketelsen
Transcribed by: Janet Brandt
Source: unknown publication, December 10, 1953

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