In Memory of Mary Ellen Langer

Visitation (masks and social distancing encouraged)

9:00 am - 11:00 am
Friday March 19, 2021
St. Mary's Catholic Church - Big River
W10137 570th Avenue
River Falls WI, 54022

Mass of Christian Burial

11:00 am
Friday March 19, 2021
St. Mary's Catholic Church - Big River
W10137 570th Avenue
River Falls WI, 54022

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Mary Ellen Langer, age 91 of Hager City, WI, passed away March 16, 2021 at the Comforts of Home in River Falls, WI.  Mary Ellen was born April 12, 1929 in Arlington, MN to William and Margaret (Kauffmann) Weckop, the youngest of five daughters.  On June 26, 1954, Mary Ellen was united in marriage to Wilfrid Langer at the Cathedral of St. Paul.  Their marriage was blessed with five children, Debra, John, Patricia, Kay, and Joseph.  Mary Ellen and Wilfrid were lifelong members of St. Mary’s Big River Catholic Church.  Mary Ellen was a devoted farm wife to Wilfrid, sharing 50 years of marriage, until his passing in August of 2004.  After lovingly raising her children, Mary Ellen worked at Smeads for many years.

Most important to Mary Ellen was her family.  Her heart was happiest when surrounded by her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.  She delighted in cooking and baking for family dinners and making family get-togethers special.  She also enjoyed gardening and preserving the labors of her hard work by canning.

Mary Ellen will remain in the hearts of her sons, John (Connie) Langer and Joseph Langer; daughters, Debra (Mark) Breitenfeldt, Patricia Buckner and Kay (Peter) Brockman; beloved grandchildren:  Taylor Langer, Sorina Hicks, Spencer Langer, Chad Buckner, Joseph (Amy) Brockman, Peter (Raina) Brockman, Courtney Brockman and Lucas Brockman; 7 beloved great-grandchildren; and dear niece, Margaret Scully.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Wilfrid; sisters, Rosella Logelin, Lucille Smykalski, Madonna Dorweiler and Julianna Janssen; and her parents, William and Margaret Weckop.

Mass of Christian Burial for Mary Ellen will take place 11:00 AM Friday, March 19, 2021 at St. Mary’s Big River Catholic Church, W10137 570th Ave., River Falls, with Fr. Kevin Louis officiating.  A Visitation will be held starting at 9:00 AM until the start of Mass.  Interment will follow at St. Mary’s Big River Catholic Cemetery.  Mary Ellen’s grandsons have the honor as pallbearers.

Funeral services are entrusted to O’Connell-Benedict Funeral Home of River Falls (715) 425-5644.  www.oconnellbenedict.com

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  • We send our deepest sympathy to you John and your family on the loss of your mother, mothers are the Rock of the family. We have both lost our mothers and know what a void they leave in their families. We are thinking of you and will keep you in prayer.