Leona Lang, 84, Minot, died Saturday, Dec. 29, 2012, in a Minot hospital.
Leona was born Dec. 16, 1928, on the family farm, rural Sawyer, to Jake and Kathryn Schlecht. She attended country school in that area. Leona later moved to Minot where she worked at S&L Clothing.
Leona married Clifford Lang on July 3, 1949, in Minot. They made their home in Minot where they raised their two children, Kathryn and Terry. Leona worked at various places in Minot, including Harold's Clothing and for many years she worked at Target in the fitting rooms. Her husband, Clifford, died on Dec. 18, 2004.
Leona was proud of the fact she was a first generation American. She loved her kitty, Boomer, and her granddogs, Shep and Duchess. She made many special friends in the OC Club, Omelette Club, and enjoyed monthly fellowship breakfast with her church family. Leona was a member of Faith United Methodist Church and Women of the Moose, both in Minot. For many years she enjoyed bowling in various leagues with her husband, Clifford.
Those who shared in her life: daughter, Kathryn (Robert) Pederson, Minot; son, Terry (Charlotte) Lang, Glenpool, Okla.; sister-in-law, June Lang, Minot; a very special friend, Louis "Mac" McLeod, Minot; several nieces and nephews, and the Earl and Carol Goetz family and the Pederson family.
She also shared her life with the most wonderful neighbors that you could ever have, Michele, Roger, Justin and Brandon Welsh, and Mark Moe. They were the village that kept her independent. They were there before the flood and moved back to the same spot to be by one another after the flood.
Leona was preceded in death by her husband, Clifford; brothers, Herbert (Lorraine) Schlecht and John (Julia) Schlecht; sister, Louesa Schlecht.
Celebration of Life Service: Thursday, Jan. 3, 1 p.m., at Faith United Methodist Church, Minot.
Visitation: There will be no reviewal, but friends may sign the guest register Thursday, one hour prior to the service in the church.
Burial: A private burial will be held at a later date at Sunset Memorial Gardens, Minot.
Memorials are preferred to an animal shelter of the donor's choice.
Those wishing to sign the online guest register or share memories of Leona may access the online obituaries at (www.thompsonlarson.com).