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Millie Lang

November 11, 1930 — May 12, 2021

Mildred "Millie" Lang, age 90, of Truman passed away on Wednesday, May 12, 2021 at Heartland Senior Living in Truman.

The Rosary will be said on Monday May 17, 2021 at 430 PM at Zaharia Funeral Home prior to visitation from 5-7 PM. Mass of Christian Burial will be on Tuesday, May 18, 2021 at St. John Vianney Catholic Church in Fairmont at 11 AM with Father Andrew Beerman officiating. Additional visitation one hour prior. Those wishing to participate via live-stream can do so on the funeral home website located after Millie's obituary.  Interment of cremated remains will be Wednesday at 1PM at Ridgelawn Memorial Park in Truman.  Zaharia Funeral Home in Truman is honored to assist the family with arrangements. www.ZahariaFamilyFuneral.com

Mildred Irene Spidahl was born November 11, 1930 in Brinsmade, North Dakota, one of eventually 13 children born to Melrin and Inga (Bjerke) Spidahl.  She grew up learning the value of hard work, starting many jobs at a young age.  Cleaning, housekeeping, waitressing, was a clerk at department stores and many other various jobs.  She moved to Minnesota and the hard-working Millie could not be stopped.  She married Sylvester Lang on November 22, 1948 at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Cando ND. Their marriage was blessed with 9 children. Sylvester and Millie were members of several churches in their 17 moves across the Midwest, even charter members of a few including St. Katherine's Catholic Church in Truman.  After it's closing, she moved her membership to St. John Vianney, in Fairmont.

Millie was active in the community, AA, Alanon, church groups, teaching catechism, a den mother for Boy Scouts and the Lewisville American Legion Auxiliary.   Mille retired from working life, ending on a high note, as the activity director at the Lutheran Retirement Home in Truman. She was fulfilled leading a life of service. Through all the adversity she faced and overcame, her faith grew exponentially. She was the physical embodiment of "One day at a time" and lived the Serenity Prayer daily- God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can and the wisdom to know the difference.  In their aid to others, she and Sylvester, often found themselves in the right place at the right time for many people. Millie will be remembered for many things.  Among them are her total faith in The Lord, her smile, her patriotism and never forgetting a name or a connection once she met you.
 

Millie is survived by 8 of her children, Alan (Pat) Lang of Sleepy Eye, Claudia Schaaf of St. Paul, Cheryl  Culbertson of Truman, James (Ruth) Lang of Lewiston, Steve (Tracie) Lang of Armstrong, IA, Gerald (Amy) Lang of Truman, Michelle Lang (Fiancé Eron Andrews) of Kingsley, IA and Michael (Melody) Lang of Lewiston; daughter-in-law, Marianne Lang of Truman; 42 grandchildren (of which 12 are foreign exchange students she loved as grandchildren); 50 great grandchildren; 9 great great grandchildren; brothers, Donald (Bonnie) Spidahl and Merlin (Jane) Spidahl; sisters, Marlys Decoteau, Eileen (Howard) Abel, Alice (Donald) Evenhus, Berdelle (Sylvester) Rathman and Donna (Dennis) Wolle; many many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. 

She is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Sylvester Lang; son, Danny Lang; son-in-law, Howard Culbertson; brothers, Gerald "Bud" (Julie) Spidahl; infant brothers, Leland, Duane and David Spidahl; sister, Lilian (Gordon) Evenhus; brother-in-law, George Decoteau; grandson, Geoffrey Schaaf; twin granddaughters, Tiffany and Natasha Schaaf; and great-grandson, Ethan Cole.

 

May the Lord bless her and keep her and let perpetual light shine upon her.  May she rest in peace.

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Prayer Service

Monday, May 17, 2021

Starts at 4:30 pm (Central time)

ZAHARIA FAMILY FUNERAL HOME

102 E Ciro St, Truman, MN 56088

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Visitation

Monday, May 17, 2021

5:00 - 7:00 pm (Central time)

ZAHARIA FAMILY FUNERAL HOME

102 E Ciro St, Truman, MN 56088

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Visitation

Tuesday, May 18, 2021

10:00 - 11:00 am (Central time)

St. John Vianney Catholic Church

901 S Prairie Ave, Fairmont, MN 56031

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Funeral Service

Tuesday, May 18, 2021

Starts at 11:00 am (Central time)

St. John Vianney Catholic Church

901 S Prairie Ave, Fairmont, MN 56031

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Graveside Service

Wednesday, May 19, 2021

Starts at 1:00 pm (Central time)

Ridgelawn Memorial Park

, Truman, MN 56088

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