Thelma Howatt

Mass of Christian Burial was held on Saturday, January 28, 2017 for Thelma Howatt, 89, of Langdon.

Posted 02/02/2017

She passed away on Wednesday, January 25, 2017 at Maple Manor Care Center in Langdon.

Thelma Theresa Bergman was born March 21, 1927 on the Bergman farm near Mt. Carmel to Sam and Marcella (Perius) Bergman. She attended school in the Mt. Carmel area then graduated from St. Alphonsus High School in Langdon in 1945. She continued her education by obtaining a teaching certificate and taught in country schools in West Hope, Harvey and Hay Townships. She also worked briefly in Wisconsin and California. She and Erle Howatt were married on October 24, 1956 in Mt. Carmel. They moved to California then returned to Hannah to raise their family. In 1981, they moved to Langdon. They were fortunate to be able to spend their winters in Texas, Nevada, and Arizona for many years. She was a devoted mother to her four children and 14 grandchildren and was very supportive and encouraging. She was talented. She was a great cook and baker and enjoyed crocheting, quilting, sewing and playing bingo. She had a passion for living life and served God and community. She was a member of St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Wales and St. Alphonsus Catholic Church in Langdon where she was an active member in prayer group, bible study, and helped start the Christian bookstore. She was able to travel to Jerusalem and Caracus, South America. She was also a member of the American Legion Auxiliary and American Cancer Society.

Thelma is survived by her husband, Erle, of Langdon; children: Scott of Hannah, Tracy (John) Frankowski of Irving, Texas, Lisa (James) Pearson of Omaha, Neb., Heidi Monette of Langdon; 14 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and sister-in-law Josephine Bergman.

She was preceded in death by her parents, sons Rock and Reed, and brothers Orville and Clifford.

Brooks Funeral Home of Langdon was in charge of arrangements.  Online condolences are available at