A funeral service was held Saturday, May 9, 2015 at Emmanuel Evangelical Church in Langdon for Lester O. Schanz, 88, of Langdon.
Posted on 5/14/15
He died Friday, May 1, 2015 at Vibra Hospital in Fargo.
Interment at Lebanon Cemetery.
Lester was born October 15, 1926 in Gordon Township near Alsen to Albert and Sophie (Pfeifer) Schanz. He attended school at Gordon #1 and Langdon. He entered the US Navy in 1944 aboard the USS Vella Gulf and was honorably discharged in 1946. He returned to Langdon and then went to Milwaukee, Wisc. After working in Milwaukee, he returned to Langdon and worked at both the National T and Piggly Wiggly grocery stores as produce manager. He was the janitor at the high school in Langdon and then went to work at Easy Way until retiring. He loved to go to the Bread Pan and Cenex for coffee and socializing with his friends. He was a supporter of the local Eagles Club, eating there every Wednesday and Friday evening. He enjoyed collecting matchbooks and had quite a collection. He was a member of the Eagles Aerie #3454 and a life-long member of the VFW.
Lester is survived by sister Caroline Beggs of Langdon, nephew Kenneth (Sharon) Beggs of Langdon, great-nephew Jonathon (Megan) Larson of Tennesee, great-great nephew Titus Larson, great-great niece Nikita Larson and many cousins.
Brooks Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. www.brooksfuneralhomelangdon.com.