Mary Lang, 96, Minot, formerly of Sawyer, died Sunday, Sept. 16, 2012, in a Garrison nursing home.
Mary was born Nov. 27, 1915, on the family farm near Sawyer, to Paul and Louisa (Schuler) Schlecht. She was reared on the family farm and attended rural schools in that area. As a young adult she assisted her parents and family with the operation of the farm.
Mary married Edmund Lang on Oct. 6, 1942, near Sawyer. They made their home in Minot where she was employed as a dining room waitress for many years at the Minot Country Club and Gordon's Holiday Spot. Following her "retirement" she was employed by the Minot Public School system as a baker at Jim Hill Junior High School. Later in life, she and Ed were the custodians at First Baptist Church for five years. Ed died on Oct. 12, 1999. Mary had continued to reside in Minot, most recently at Somerset Court.
Mary was a longtime member of First Baptist Church in Minot and its XYZ fellowship organization, AWANA and was a Sunday school teacher. She especially enjoyed bowling, embroidery, baking and was a very hardworking lady who was meticulous when it came to cleaning her home.
Mary is survived by: her grandchildren, Todd (Ann) Lang, Troy (Amanda) Lang and Taylor Lang, all of Minot, and Sandra (Cameron) Haugen, of Bismarck; great-grandchildren, Payton, Jeffrey and Natalie; sister, Paulina "Polly" Christian, of St. Cloud, Minn.; sister-in-law, Leona Lang, of Minot; special friends, Kathy and Mike Coughlin and Glenn and Gloria Schumaier, all of Minot; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Mary was preceded in death by: her parents; husband; son, Steven Lang; sisters, Annie Mittleider and Alvina Gleason; and brothers, Jake and Matt Schlecht.
Funeral Service: Thursday, Sept. 20, at 2 p.m., in First Baptist Church, Minot.
Interment will be in Sunset Memorial Gardens, Minot.
Visitation: Today, Sept. 19, from 2 to 7 p.m., in Thomas Family Funeral Home, Minot.
Memorials are preferred to First Baptist Church or the XYZ fellowship.
Those wishing to sign the online memorial register or share memories are invited to use the expressions of sympathy section at (www.thomasfamilyfuneralhome.com).