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Cathy S. Langel

Cathy S. Langel, 65 of Alton, IA, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday June 6, 2020 at Lakes Regional Healthcare Hospital in Spirit Lake, IA.

There will be a private viewing and prayer service with Father Daniel Greving officiating at Fisch Funeral Home & Monument in Remsen, IA.  Mass of Christian burial will be held at a later date.  Condolences may be sent online to www.fischfh.com

Cathy was born Jan. 19, 1955 in Primghar, IA to Felix and Kathleen (Kuester) Dreckman.  She was raised in Granville and received her education at Spalding Catholic Schools graduating in 1973.

On April 4, 1987 she married Dennis Langel.  The couple made their home in Alton where Cathy worked at the former Inter-Chem Company for 11 years followed by Harkers in Orange City for 9 years.  She then worked mostly as a cook with her husband Dennis at the Hatchery which they co-owned in Orange City until 2011.  She was also very proud of being an Avon rep for over 30 years.

Cathy was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church and the church guild.  She always enjoyed spending time with her husband fishing for bluegill and crappies.  Cathy loved her grandsons, especially taking them to their cabin at Spirit Lake and seeing them fish and go tubing.  She also enjoyed spending time with friends and loved to cook.  In her later years she crocheted hats and scarves for the less fortunate as well as making and sharing blankets for the ones she loved.  You learned very quickly you could never win a game of Wahoo against her.

She is survived by her husband, Dennis of Alton, IA; her daughters, Jennifer Langel of Spirit Lake, IA, Kimberly (Dave) Klock of Chancellor, SD; grandchildren, Cody Langel, Kaleb and Jeffrey Klock; brother-in-law, Jerry (Linda) Langel of Alton, IA and their children Kevin (Kathryn) Langel and Krissa (Justin) Bunkers; her very special friends, Irene Foreman and family of Alton, IA, Dan (Faye) Hunt of Granville, IA and their children, Steve, Chris, David, Kenny, Susie and families, several cousins and special godchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

We find comfort that her prayers were answered the day God called her home.

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So sorry to hear of Cathys passing. So many great memories of our time together in High School. Rest In Peace dear friend.

Mary Jenkins Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

So many good memories from growing up with Cathy (from her babysitting us, to going on vacations/camping/family celebrations). Miss you already Cathy A memorial tree was planted in memory of Cathy S. Langel.

Dave and Connie Hunt Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

Im so sorry to hear of Cathys passing. So many of my fondest memories of my time at Northwestern was working at The Hatchery for Cathy and Denny. During college Cathy was like a second mom. I loved our Saturday/ Friday evenings after work laughing and chatting it up...

Juanita Siegling Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

We so enjoyed talking with Cathy when she was sitting outside enjoying the weather. Things can change so fast. I will be in prayer for your family RIP

Cathie Eilderts Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

Please accept our sincere condolences. It was always so nice to see you and Denny at the lake, always happy, and ready to fish. You will be missed. Bob and Nella Seivert

Bob Seivert Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

My heart is heavy for your family. What a difficult time this is for you. I was just getting to know Cathy and Denny at the cabin and enjoyed the fishing reports. Peace be you.

Mohns Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

Dear Kim & Family, Words cannot express our sorrow for your loss. Praying God will comfort you and bless the memories your heart holds so dearly. With much Love, Prayer and Sympathy Dick & Rhonda Baker

Rhonda Baker Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM