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Janice Langan

d. September 17, 2011

Janice Irene Langan, age 70, of Austin, died Saturday, September 17, 2011 at the Adams Healthcare Center. Janice was born June 8, 1941 in Preston, Minnesota to Patrick Henry and Ruby Estelle (Drummond) Langan. In September of 1942, the family moved to Austin, Minnesota. They became members of St. Augustine Catholic Church. Janice attended Columbus grade school and St. Augustine (Pacelli) High School. Following high school she moved to Rochester and worked as a kitchen aid at St. Mary's Hospital. In 1964, Janice returned to Austin to work at Sacred Heart Care Center as a kitchen aid. She later took employment at Burr Oak Manor, beginning her career as a nurse's aid. When Burr Oak closed, Janice worked at Comforcare then onto Our House Memory Care where she retired due to health reasons. Janice received several awards for her position working with the elderly. Janice was very active as a committee member for several years in the Relay For Life, she was a greeter/usher at St. Augustine Church, and was joint chairman for funeral luncheons. Upon moving to the Twin Towers, she became active in helping residents with the noon Semcac meals, selling tickets or whatever needed doing. she was responsible for having a once a month evening meal for the residents with entertainment. Janice also took care of setting up the altar for the Mass at the Towers. Janice was always willing to help family or friends. she will be dearly missed. Survivors include her daughter, Ellen Langan, Cohasset; grandsons, Tylor and Alex; sisters, Mary (Milo) Gatzke, Byron, Kathleen (Don) Row, Austin; brother, Joe Langan, Austin; sisters-in-law, Barb L. Langan, Gloria Langan, Barb E. Langan, all of Austin; brother-in-law, Roger Underdahl, Austin; many nieces; nephews; friends; special friend, Norma Mullenbach. She is preceded in death by her parents, Henry and Stella Langan; sisters, Helen Langan and Patricia Underdahl; brothers, Robert, Thomas and James Langan. A Memorial Mass will be celebrated 2:00 pm on Wednesday, September 21, 2011 at St. Augustine Catholic Church with Father Jim Steffes officiating. There will be a 1 pm CCW rosary on Wednesday at the church where friends may call one hour before the service. Interment will be in Calvary Cemetery in Preston, Minnesota. Arrangements by Mayer Funeral Home.

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