Henry Langreck Obituary, Death Cause – Henry Herman Langreck of Neillsville, who had worked as a farmer in the Town of Grant for a significant amount of time, passed away on May 14 at the age of 85. The Reverend Joseph Henseler presided over the funeral services that were held on Friday at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, and interment took place in the cemetery that is associated with the parish. A wake service was held at the Georgas-Gesche Funeral Home on Thursday evening before a Rosary service was held there by the Knights of Columbus. The body was present at both services.
Henry Langreck, the son of John and Mary Meivers Langreck, was born on January 12, 1890 in the town of Lucas, Iowa, where he received his education at the local schools. Along with his parents, he relocated to the ridge area to the east of Neillsville after the family moved to Clark County. The wedding took place on November 28, 1916 in Neillsville, and the bride was formerly known as Mary A. Mueller.
Before relocating to the city, the couple spent many years on the land in the Town of Grant as farmers. On May 1st, Mr. Langreck moved into the Memorial Home after continuing to assist on the farm until his failing health forced him to stop. He was active in the Holy Name Society of the Catholic Church of St. Mary’s, which he belonged to. In addition to his wife, he is survived by seven children: Mrs. John (Marie) Resong of Neillsville, Mrs. Robert (Dorothy)
Opelt of Rt. 3 Neillsville, Herbert Langreck of Alamogordo, N.M., Sister Niva (Florence Langreck) of Prairie du Chien, and Sister Lillia (Catherine Langreck) of Milwaukee; 10 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren. In addition, he is survived by three sisters, Mrs. Henry (Agnes) Aumann of Loyal, Mrs. Max (Theresa) Statz and Mrs. Ray (Rose) Noll both of Neillsville; and by three brothers, John Langreck of St. Lucas, Iowa, Jake Langreck of Neillsville, and Fred Langreck of Greenwood. All of his children were born in Neillsville.
The Reverend Joseph Biegler, C.P.P.S., from La Crosse, the Reverend Peter Leketas, from Marshfield, and the Reverend Joseph Frederick, who is the pastor of St. Annels in Milwaukee, were the other celebrants along with Father Henseler. Pallbearers, all grandchildren, were Dennis Opelt, Gerald Opelt, James Langreck, Gerald Langreck and James Resong. Mrs. Rita Kuchenbecker, Mrs. Greta Ross, and Mrs. D. Larsen provided the singing, and another grandson, Ronald Resong, played the organ. The songs “Let Everyone Praise,” “Crown Him with Many Crowns,” “This is My Body,” and “God of Our Fathers” were performed as part of the selections.
Sister Lillia Langreck of Milwaukee and Sister Niva Langreck of Prairie du Chien traveled from their respective cities to be present at the funeral services. Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Langreck and their family from Alamogordo, New Mexico were also in attendance. John Langreck and his family from St. Lucas, Iowa, Fred Langreck and his family from Greenwood, and Mr. and Mrs. Henry Auman from Loyal were Mr. Langreck’s brothers and sisters who traveled from outside of the area to be there.