- August 2, 1912 - January 18, 2010
- Waterloo, Iowa
of Mabel's Passing
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“The thoughts and prayers of my family are with you at this time.
1 of 4 | Posted by: LeAnne Wagner - Rock Island, IL
“My condolences to everyone. I'm sorry Paul and I won't be able to make it to the service but our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
2 of 4 | Posted by: Minerva (June) Wagner - Osage, IA
You always talked about your mother with so much love. I know you will miss her. My deepest sympathy to you and your family.
3 of 4 | Posted by: Julianne Kahn - Waterloo, IA
“Jerry, Bernie & Family,
We're sorry to hear of the passing of your mom. Praying for you at this time of loss.
4 of 4 | Posted by: Randy & Roxi Herman - friend
Mabel I. (Lonergan) Lang, 97, was born August 2, 1912 near Austin, MN. She was the daughter of Frank and Lillian Nelson Lonergan and attended school in a one-room school house in Mower County, MN. After meeting him at a dance, Mabel married Horace “Hod” Lang on August 24, 1930 at the Little Brown Church in Nashua. Hod passed away on May 26, 1971.
Mabel was a homemaker for most of her life. Later in life, she worked in the cafeteria at West High School for sixteen years and made Wahawk Cookies. She enjoyed fishing, crocheting, playing 500, dancing to Big Band music and was an avid bingo player. She especially enjoyed entertaining her family at Thanksgiving. She was a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles where she played in the kazoo band and volunteered in the kitchen.
Mabel passed away on Monday, January 18, 2010 while a resident at the Parkview Nursing and Rehab Center. She is preceded in death by her parents; her husband; three sisters, Mary Voshell, Mildred Schulz and Margaret Kindschuh; a brother, Merlyn “Gene” Lonergan and a grandson, Craig Terry. Mabel is survived by a daughter, Nancy (Gene) Terry of Waterloo; a son, Jerry (Bernie) Lang of Denver, IA; four granddaughters, Renae Terry of Waterloo, Brenda Alberts of Marion, Shelley (Bob) Doenhoefer of Lawton, IA and Terri (Rich) Somsky of Kissimmee, FL; five great-grandchildren and two brothers, Marvin (Marilyn) Lonergan of Charles City and Melbourne “Bud” Lonergan of Waterloo.
As a show of sympathy, memorial contributions may be directed to the Cedar Valley Hospice.