A funeral service was held at Emmanuel Evangelical Church of Langdon on Friday, January 16, 2015 for Diane K. Hennager, 64, formerly of Langdon.
Posted on 1/16/15
She died January 9, 2015 at the Denver Hospice Care Center in Denver, Colo. with her family by her side after a long battle with cancer.
Interment at Lebanon Cemetery.
Diane K. Zarn was born on her father’s birthday, January 23, 1950 at The Mercy Hospital in Langdon. Born the third child of four, and the first daughter of Orville and Eleanor (Hemminger) Zarn, she lived in the Hannah-Wales area. Working right beside her father in all that he did, she shared a close relationship with her parents. In 1964, the family moved to Langdon, where she attended Hannah Grade School and Langdon High School. She then met the love of her life, Keith Hennager in 1966, and they were married on June 22,1967 at the Redeemer Lutheran Church in Langdon. They farmed together until 1968 before spending some time in the Santa Cruz area of California. In 1970, they returned to Drayton where she worked as a nurse’s aide at the Drayton Hospital. She went on to work at the American Crystal Sugar plant before moving back to the Hennager family farm in Langdon in 1982. They harvested wheat, alfalfa, oats and raised dairy and beef cattle, chickens, and pigs. She worked at her husband’s side, sharing the responsibilities of farming and operating all the farm equipment. They eventually moved to Parker County, Colo. in 2002 where she was no longer able to work while battling cancer. Square dancing was a enjoyable pastime for them. Proficient in crocheting, quilting and sewing, she was a member of the Quilting Guild in Aurora, Colo. She was also a member of the Homemakers Club in Langdon and was once awarded Farm Woman of the Year in Cavalier County. Jewelry beading, playing cards and participating in Bible Studies were also favorite activities. She was fiercely devoted to her family and loved teaching her grandkids to play cards, make crafts and crochet. She found her faith in Christ in 1971 and was highly involved in church as a member of the Castle Oaks Covenant Church in Castle Rock, Colo. Her strength was her faith and she shared that testimony with others throughout her battle with cancer. The Relay for Life was one of the ways she gave of her time for cancer awareness. She loved her neighbors, accepted everyone, and valued being frugal. Passing on her values and morals to her children and grandchildren was important to her. Her favorite scriptures were John 14:1-7 and 1 Corinthians 13, and she enjoyed the songs “On Eagles Wings”, The Lord’s Prayer” and the poem “Footprints”.
She is survived by her husband Keith Hennager; and her sister Bonnie (Wayne) Mohagen of Minnesota. Also surviving are her three children: Carla (Kevin) Shelton of Mariposa, Calif., Lee (Sheri) Hennager of Elizabeth, Colo. and Carrie (Glen) Keller of Mandan; 11 grandchildren: Alex Hennager, Breanna Hennager, Rachel Hennager, Lauren Hennager, Jason Hennager, Chelsea Shelton, Haley Shelton, Paige Shelton, Timothy Keller, Nicole Keller and Erica Keller, also four nephews.
Brooks Funeral Home was in charge of local arrangements. www.brooksfuneralhomelangdon.com.