Germaine Langel

Germaine F. Langel, 92, of Luxemburg, Iowa passed away Monday, September 23, 2019 at Mercy One Senior Care formerly known as Oak Crest Manor, Dyersville, Iowa. 


Visitation was held from 2:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Thursday, September 26, 2019, at Kramer Funeral Home, 750 12th Ave SW in Dyersville, Iowa.  Visitation continued Friday from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. at the funeral home prior to funeral services. 


Mass of Christian Burial was held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, September 27, 2019 at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Luxemburg, Iowa with burial in the church cemetery. Rev. Noah Diehm officiated.  Placing of the pall was done by Donald, Helen, Gene, Diane, Dale, Jim, Joyce and Vince.  Lectors were Bev Caron and Veronica Langel and giftbearers were Helen Perkins, Diane Ludovissy and Joyce Prier.  Eucharistic ministers were Diane Ludovissy, Gene Langel and Julie Riniker.  Music was provided by Linda Bockenstedt and the Holy Trinity Choir.  Honorary pallbearer was John Langel and pallbearers were Brian and Andrew Ludovissy, Mike Conner, Travis Prier, Chris, Tony, Kenny, Mark and Kevin Langel.


Germaine was born November 6, 1926 in Holy Cross, Iowa, the daughter of Anthony and Ottilia (Loecke) Hellman.  She married John A. Langel on April 6, 1953 in Holy Cross.  Together they raised their family & farmed in the Luxemburg area.  Germaine liked quilting, baking, gardening and canning.  She enjoyed bus trips with her friends. Most of all, Germaine loved time spent with her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.


Survivors include her children: Donald Langel of Appleton, WI,  Helen (Steve) Perkins of Rawlins, WY, Gene (Lynn) Langel of New Vienna,  Diane (Pete) Ludovissy of North Buena Vista,  Dale (Carlene) Langel, Jim (Joann) Langel both of New Vienna,  Joyce (Al) Prier of Elkader; son-in-law, Vince (Kathy) Conner of Dubuque; 20 grandchildren: Bev Caron, Chris, Kevin Langel; Kim Monroe; Lisa and Mike Conner; Veronica, Annie Knepper, Tony, John Langel; Brian Ludovissy, Amy Ludovissy, Andrew Ludovissy; Mark, Amanda, Jenny Langel; Kenny and Sarah Langel; Ashley McLain and Travis Prier;  16 great grandchildren; siblings: Bernice Thole, Ambrose (Eileen) Hellman, Charlie (Mary) Hellman, Clete (Correne) Hellman, Dolores (Dave) Putz, Eileen (Ed) Prier; sister-in-laws: Barbara Franzen and Alice Langel.


She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, John in 1989; daughter, Jane Conner; grandson, Gary Perkins; in-laws: Chuck Thole, Ralph Recker, Rosella White (Ed Heims) and (Gerald White), Francis Langel, Marie (Peter) Berns, Agnes (Lawrence) Heims, Joseph (Marilyn) Langel, Gerald White and Manny Franzen.


Special thanks to the staff at Oakcrest Manor and Hospice of Dubuque.