Mildred Jeanette Alma Muecke was born May 4, 1915, on her family farm in Lincoln Township, Plymouth County, the daughter of John and Minnie (Speckman) Muecke. She was baptized and confirmed at Trinity Lutheran Church, rural Hinton. Mildred attended country school near her home. She also assisted her parents with farming.
On Sept. 14, 1940, Mildred and Eldon H. Lang were united in marriage at Trinity Lutheran Church. The couple made their home on a farm in Stanton Township where they raised their family. Along with a great deal of hard work on the farm, Mildred participated in Ladies' Aid and taught Sunday School at Trinity Lutheran Church.
In 1952, Mildred contracted cancer but her strong spirit would not allow her to succumb to the disease, making her a 58-year breast cancer survivor.
Mildred and Eldon retired in 1974 and moved to Le Mars. Eldon died Sept. 24, 1987.
Mildred remained in Le Mars until moving to McCook Lake, S.D., in October 2008 to be closer to her family.
She enjoyed sewing and crocheted an afghan for all of her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
She will be lovingly remembered by her son, Clifford Lang of McCook Lake, S.D,; two daughters, Nyla Hamm and her special friend, Bernie Schreiber of Dakota Dunes, S.D., and Karen Lahey and her husband Doug of McCook Lake, S.D.; six grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren: Chris and Jennifer Hamm, and their children Alyssa, Greysen, Adisen, Cameron and Halie, Rod and Cathy Hamm, and their children Kevin and Carly, Jamie and Heather Lang, and their children Jordan, Jonathan and Keelan, Kirk and Lisa Hamm, and their children Austin and Alexis, Travis and Jennifer Lang, and their children Trevor, Kylee and Ava, Rayna and Brad Godaire, and their children Ryker, Kaid and Cutter; and a brother-in-law Don Lang.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Eldon; and two sisters, Ruth Gibbons and Esther Wiener.
Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Trinity Lutheran Church, rural Hinton. The Rev. Steven Stoll will officiate. Burial will follow at the church cemetery. Visitation will begin at 2 p.m. today (Friday) at the Mauer - Johnson Funeral Home of Le Mars. The family will be present from 6-8 p.m. with a prayer service at 7 p.m. There will also be one hour of visitation at the church prior to the funeral on Saturday.
Stories, memories and expressions of sympathy may be directed through www.mauerjohnsonfh.com.