Clem H. Langreck

clem langreck
Clem H. Langreck, age 97, of Waucoma, IA passed away on Saturday, December 5, 2020 surrounded by his family at his home. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:30 AM on Wednesday, December 9, 2020 at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel in Lawler, IA with Father Nick Radloff celebrating the mass. There will be a two hour visitation at the church on Wednesday prior to the funeral mass. PLEASE JOIN THE FAMILY WEDNESDAY AT 11:30 A.M.VIA FACEBOOK LIVE ON THE CONWAY-MARKHAM FUNERAL HOMES FACEBOOK PAGE. We encourage those attending services to ensure mask wearing and social distancing guidelines. Burial will be at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Cemetery in Lawler. Memorials may be directed to St. Croix Hospice or Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church. Clem Henry was born September 23, 1923, the son of John and Lena (Mihm) Langreck at the family farm in St. Lucas, IA. He attended St. Luke’s Catholic School in St. Lucas. After completing his education, Clem worked for several neighbors and farmers in the area. While visiting a neighbor, Clem met the love of his life, Bernice De Sloover. The couple was united in marriage on August 8, 1944 at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel in Lawler. The couple made their home on the Langreck Family farm in Lawler and Clem’s lifelong career as a farmer began. They welcomed their seven children, Marilyn, Linda, Delores “Dee,” Jeanette “Jan,” James, Susan and Gladys. In 1982, Clem and Bernice moved to their Farm in Waucoma where they lived the remainder of their lives. Clem enjoyed woodworking, fishing when he was young. Naturally, as a farmer, Clem enjoyed checking crops and was always ready to give his family and friends a hard time. Those left to honor his memories are his children, Marilyn (Gary) Baack of Marion, IA, Linda Leibold of Waucoma, IA, Dee (Merle) Brannon of New Hampton, IA, Jan (Chuck) Bittner of Clarksville, IA, James (Mary) Langreck of Lawler, IA, Susan (Steve) Mahoney of Ionia, IA and Gladys (Bill) Hruska of Lawler, IA; 18 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren and 2 on the way; his siblings, Agatha Busta of Little Turkey, Lillian Chipera of New Hampton, IA, Charles Langreck of West Union, IA, Virginia Kuhn of Fort Atkinson, IA, Edna Jirak of Lawler, IA, Jerome Langreck of Texas, and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife, Bernice; grandchildren, Sally; great-grandchildren, Allyson, Ireland; his son-in-law, Linus Leibold; his siblings, Henry Langreck, Marie Langreck, Louis Langreck, Beata Schmelzer, Francis Langreck, Margaret Gossling.

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  1. Gladys and family, My sympathy to you all. It is wonderful that you had him for such a long wonderful life. Now he has the rest he deserved. Alice Bartz

  2. Gladys and family. So sorry to hear about your Dad.. Sending prayers to you and your family.. Heaven has gained another special ANGEL in heaven. 🙏🙏

  3. We send our sympathy to all of the family. You did a wonderful job caring for him during his life and during these weeks of his decline. You are all a tribute to the good father he was and an inspiration to the rest of us. Mary Sharon and Joe Peraud

  4. Linda, Gladys, Edna, Lillian, Virginia, and the rest of Clem’s family, you all have my deepest sympathy. I only got to meet him once at one of the Langreck family reunions. Hugs and prayers to all.

  5. Our Deepest Sympathy to the Entire family of Clem, know prayers and thoughts are with you during this difficult time of loss of a loved one. James and Lyn (Meissen) Bailey

  6. We are thinking of you during this difficult time. With deepest sympathy. Your friends at Flint Hills Resources, Menlo, Iowa

  7. You are in my thoughts and prayers. I have so many good memories of Clem when I was growing up on our farm.

  8. Gladys and the rest of Clem’s family-Sending our deepest heartfelt sympathies to all. You are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time,

  9. Hi Baack Family-Marilyn you were a great daughter to your Dad. I am thinking of you and your family. Keep in touch and Hi to my cousin Gary! Nancy

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