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Anna Mae Hansel

Anna Mae Hansel, 92, of Langdon, ND, passed away Tuesday, November 21, 2017, at Maple Manor Care Center in Langdon.

Anna Mae Koehmstedt was born November 14, 1925, to Victor and Gladys (Howatt) Koehmstedt in Maida, ND. When Anna Mae 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. Anna Mae and Joseph Hansel were married on November 3, 1943 in Mt. Carmel, ND. They farmed and raised their eleven children on the family farm southwest of Langdon in Perry Township. Anna Mae 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. Anna Mae 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, ND.

Anna Mae is survived by her children: Dennis (Drina) of Langdon, Wayne (Debbie) of Charleston, SC, Mary Lou (Tom) Lorenz of Brainerd, MN, Robert (Stephanie) of Littleton, CO, Paul of Langdon, Patsy (Garold) Vaagen of Harwood, ND, Danny (Pauline) of Gilby, ND, Jerry (Denise) of Mulvane, KS; 33 grandchildren; 38 great-grandchildren; foster child Wayne Skaro of Grand Forks, ND; son-in-law Ron Lenz; daughter-in-law Karen Hansel; and sister Helen Haaven of Grand Forks, ND. 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.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, November 25, 2017, at St. Alphonsus Parish Center in Langdon, ND. Visitation will take place from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. with a 7:00 Rosary and prayer service on Friday, November 24, 2017, at the St. Alphonsus Parish Center. Burial will be at Calvary Cemetery, Langdon, ND.

Funeral Service

Saturday, November 25, 2017
2:30 PM

St. Alphonsus Catholic Church
209 10th Ave.
Langdon, ND 58249

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So sorry I was unable to come to Anna Mae's funeral. We have such warm memories of her and all of her family. loved to visit with her and bring her a strawberry meal shake, she just loved that. Rick Lenz

Rick & Donita Lenz Nov 30 2017 12:00 AM

Dear family of Anna Mae, so sorry for the loss of Anna Mae. I have many fond memories of growing up close to all of you. She was a strong lady for sure. God's blessings to all of you.

Denise Chaput Bielejeski Nov 28 2017 12:00 AM

So Sorry to hear of Anna Mae's passing. She was so helpful in planning my parent's 50th wedding anniversary. She was a much loved person by people living and from Langdon.

Patricia Koehmstedt Nov 28 2017 12:00 AM

Brother Dennis and Family, I am very sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Wendel VanWechel Nov 26 2017 12:00 AM

Ron, Sorry to hear of your mother-in-law's passing. It is not that long ago that you lost Shirley. Arden and I are thinking of you in your sorrow. Love, Arden Berggren and Enid Berggren Steinkuehler

Enid Berggren Steinkuehler Nov 25 2017 12:00 AM

My sympathy to the entire Hansel family. Anna Mae was a hoot every time I talked with her. We should all be as jolly as she was. Always cracking jokes and going with the flow of life. Rest In Peace, Anna Mae. You deserve it.

Lisa Schuler Nov 25 2017 12:00 AM

Anna Mae was always the most welcoming person, Whether I was with a gaggle of girls she put up with at her house for a slumber party or years later when I ran into her somewhere in Langdon, she was always quick with a hug and a smile and anxious to share the news of what was going on in her family that she clearly loved so much. It was a privilege to have known her.

Cindy (Biewer) Ridley Nov 24 2017 12:00 AM

We are so very sorry for the loss of Anna Mae. She was a great person & will be missed by so many. Prayers for all. God Bess You!

Diane Burton & Treni Nov 24 2017 12:00 AM

Sorry for your loss. I have many fond memories of Anna Mae as I was growing up. And we always visited whenever we met when we came home again. God Bless.

Ron and Connie Erickson Nov 23 2017 12:00 AM

To the Hansel Family, Prayers for you after your loss. Anna Mae was a one of a kind. She has touched so many lives. I will miss my visits with her.

Jana Thompson Nov 23 2017 12:00 AM

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