A Mass of Christian Burial was held on Saturday, November 25, 2017, at St. Alphonsus Parish Center in Langdon for Anna Mae Hansel, 92, of Langdon, who passed away Tuesday, November 21, 2017, at Maple Manor Care Center in Langdon.
Burial at Calvary Cemetery, Langdon.
Anna Mae Koehmstedt was born November 14, 1925, to Victor and Gladys (Howatt) Koehmstedt in Maida. When she was 9, her mother passed away and being the oldest of six children, she became the main caregiver. She was able to attend the Maida country school and then worked for room and board in Langdon so she could attend school, graduating from Langdon High School in 1943. She and Joseph Hansel were married on November 3, 1943 in Mt. Carmel. They farmed and raised their 11 children on the family farm southwest of Langdon in Perry Township. She also worked for Panam Electric during the early 1970’s and sold Stanley products for many years. She moved in to Langdon in the early 2000s and lived independently until 2014 when she moved to Maple Manor Care Center. She enjoyed knitting, making caps and mittens for many of the grandchildren, crocheting, playing bingo and bonko. She loved to visit and talk to people. She was a member of St. Alphonsus Catholic Church in Langdon.
Anna Mae is survived by her children: Dennis (Drina) of Langdon, Wayne (Debbie) of Charleston, SC, Mary Lou (Tom) Lorenz of Brainerd, Minn., Robert (Stephanie) of Littleton, Colo., Paul of Langdon, Patsy (Garold) Vaagen of Harwood, Danny (Pauline) of Gilby, Jerry (Denise) of Mulvane, KS; 33 grandchildren; 38 great-grandchildren; foster child Wayne Skaro of Grand Forks; son-in-law Ron Lenz; daughter-in-law Karen Hansel; and sister Helen Haaven of Grand Forks.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Joseph; children: Roger Hansel, James Hansel, and Shirley Lenz; foster child Harvey Skaro; and siblings: Verna Kartes, Marjorie Coyle, Ole Koehmstedt, and Eleanor Hardigree.
Brooks Funeral Home of Langdon was in charge of arrangements. Online condolences are available at www.brooksfuneralhomelangdon.com.