Lois Alice Abbey




Loren Allen Lang was born June 2, 1928, in Zap, Mercer Co., ND, and died July 11, 2020, at Sidney Health Center Extended Care, Sidney, Richland Co., MT, at age 92. Buried in Sidney Cemetery, Sidney, Richland Co., MT. He is the son of Emil "Jim" Oneil Lang of  Zap, Mercer Co., ND, and Alvina Pauline Breitling of Golden Valley, Mercer Co., ND.

Lois Alice Abbey was born February 1, 1927, in the Village of Beulah, Mercer Co., ND, and died September 15, 2020, at Sidney Health Center Extended Care, Sidney, Richland Co., MT, at age 93. Buried in Sidney Cemetery, Sidney, Richland Co., MT. She is the daughter of Oran Ralph Abbey of Milladore Twp., Wood Co., WI, and Alice Frances Herman of Glen Ullin, Mercer Co., ND.

Loren Allen Lang and Lois Alice Abbey were married August 28, 1950, in Beulah, Mercer Co., ND.

Loren Allen Lang and Lois Alice (Abbey) Lang had at six children:

  1. Douglas Alan Lang: Born March 9, 1953, in Hazen, Mercer Co., ND. Married April 30, 1976, at St. Matthew's Church, Sidney, MT, to Gene Ann "Genie" (Gillette) Shanks: Born May 21, 1945, in Washington, DC. She was previously divorced September 9, 1975, in Kalispell Co., MT.
  2. Diane Aline Lang: Born October 8, 1955, in Hazen, Mercer Co., ND. Married March 6, 1976, in Sidney, Richland Co., MT, to Thomas Dennis "Tom" Mercier: Born February 21, 1956, in Montana.
  3. David James Lang: Born October 22, 1956, in Hazen, Mercer Co., ND. Married September 5, 1981, in Sidney, Richland Co., MT, to Crystal Ann Tonack: Born August 9, 1963, in Oceanside, San Diego Co., CA.
  4. Dean C. Lang: Born Unknown. Married to Jeanne Unknown
  5. Denise Kathryn Lang: Born September 5, 1959, in Sidney, Richland Co., MT. Married April 11, 1980, in Sidney, Richland Co., MT, to Todd A. Drange: Born November 25, 1959, in Powers Lake, Burke Co., ND. Divorced June 30, 1982, in Richland Co., MT.
  6. Darrin Patrick Lang: Born November 21, 1967, in Sidney, Richland Co., MT. Married (1) August, 1993, at St. Bernard's Parish, Billings, MT, to Tammy Renae Kleindl: Born May 11, 1969, in Alameda Co., CA. Married (2) Unknown, to Brandi Unknown: Born Unknown.



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Loren Allen Lang was born June 2, 1928, in Zap, Mercer Co., ND.

Lois Alice Abbey was born February 1, 1927, in the Village of Beulah, Mercer Co., ND.


Oran Ralph Abbey and Lois Alice Abbey, May, 1927. Photo courtesy of Kay Koslan.


Lois Abbey and Clara Hess, 1927. Photo courtesy of Kay Koslan.


Cleo Frances Herman, Lois Alice Abbey, Frances Alice (Herman) Abbey, and Frances Elizabeth (Tavis) Herman, summer, 1927. Photo courtesy of Kay Koslan.


A four generation picture: Theresa G. (Rolf) Tavis, Frances (Tavis) Herman, Alice (Herman) Abbey, and Lois Abbey, North Dakota, 1928. Photo courtesy of Kay Koslan.


Lois Alice Abbey, about 1929. Photo courtesy of Kay Koslan.


Cleo Frances Herman, Lois Alice Abbey, and Frances Alice (Herman) Abbey, summer, 1929. Photo courtesy of Kay Koslan.


The 1930 U.S. Census taken on April 30, 1930, shows Oran Abbey (age 29) born in Wisconsin to Wisconsin-born parents, and first married at age 25, is a married General Farm Farmer, and who owns his own farm worth $500 and is living in T143, R88, Mercer Co., ND. Living with him are: his wife, Alice Abbey (age 28) born in North Dakota to German and West Virginia-born parents, and first married at age 24; his daughter, Lois Abbey (age 3) born in North Dakota to Wisconsin and North Dakota-born parents; and his daughter, June Abbey (age 1) born in North Dakota to Wisconsin and North Dakota-born parents.


Lois Alice Abbey, fall, 1930. Photo courtesy of Kay Koslan.


Sisters, Lois, June, Lenore and Marilyn Abbey, about 1933. Photos courtesy of Kay Koslan.


   

Lenore, Lois, June, and Marilyn Abbey, North Dakota, 1934. Photo courtesy of Kay Koslan.


   

 Lois, June, Lenore, Marilyn, Gale and Donna Abbey, North Dakota, about 1935. The farm cat, with tail raised, is at the lower left. Photo courtesy of Kay Koslan.


Sisters, Lois, June, Lenore and Marilyn Abbey, about 1936. Photo courtesy of Kay Koslan.


Sisters, Lois, June, Lenore and Marilyn Abbey at Lenore and Marilyn's first Communion, 1937. Photo courtesy of Kay Koslan.


   

Left to Right: Donna, Marilyn, June, Lenore, Gale, and Lois Abbey, on the family farm, about 1938. The Abbey photo courtesy of Kay Koslan.

The picture to the right is a stock photo of a 1937 Chevrolet Master Deluxe 2 Door Sedan.

Kay Koslan comments: I remember visiting here when the root cellar (to the left of the Abbey children) was there, and there was also an outhouse. The outhouse was no longer there. The door in the background was likely the front door. The Abbey kids are either going to school or to church, I'll bet.


The 1940 U. S. Census taken on April 9, 1940, shows Orran Abbey (age 39) born in Wisconsin, and 5 years ago was living in the Same Place, and with 1 year of College, and who married but has no occupation listed, is renting his home for $15/month, and is living in the Village of Beulah, Mercer Co., ND. Living with him are: his wife, Alice Abbey (age 38) born in North Dakota, and 5 years ago was living in the Same Place, and with 2 years of College; his daughter, Lois Abbey (age 13) born in North Dakota, and 5 years ago was living in the Same Place, and with 7 years of School; his daughter, Lois Abbey (age 13) born in North Dakota, and 5 years ago was living in the Same Place, and with 7 years of School; his daughter, June Abbey (age 11) born in North Dakota, and 5 years ago was living in the Same Place, and with 5 years of School; his daughter, Lenore Abbey (age 10) born in North Dakota, and 5 years ago was living in the Same Place, and with 3 years of School; his daughter, Marilyn Abbey (age 9) born in North Dakota, and 5 years ago was living in the Same Place, and with 2 years of School; his son, Gale Abbey (age 7) born in North Dakota, and 5 years ago was living in the Same Place, and with 0 years of School; his daughter, Dona Abbey (age 5) born in North Dakota, and 5 years ago was living in the Same Place, and with 0 years of School; his son, James Abbey (age 2) born in North Dakota; his daughter, Colleen Abbey (age 5/12) born in North Dakota; and an unmarried Servant, Roger Endresson (age 21) born in North Dakota, and 5 years ago was living in the Same Place, and with 4 years of High School, a Common Laborer in a Farming Mine.

The 1940 U. S. Census taken on April 11, 1940, shows Alfred G. Stasel (age 46) born in Iowa, and 5 years ago was living in the Same House, and with 5 years of College, is a married Hospital Superintendent, and owns his house worth $8,000 and is living at 5156 Queens Avenue South, 13th Ward, City of Minneapolis, Hennepin Co., MN. Living with him are: his wife, Florence A. Stasel (age 42) born in Minnesota, and 5 years ago was living in the Same House, and with 4 years of High School; his son, Alan G. Stasel (age 12) born in Minnesota, and 5 years ago was living in the Same House, and with 5 years of School; his son, Stanley R. Stasel (age 8) born in Minnesota, and 5 years ago was living in the Same House, and with 2 years of School; his daughter, Barbara M. Stasel (age 5) born in Minnesota, and 5 years ago was living in the Same House, and with 0 years of School; his daughter, Shirley J. Stasel (age 4) born in Minnesota, and 5 years ago was living in the Same House, and with 0 years of School; and an unmarried Maid, Loretta J. Singman (age 26) born in North Dakota, and 5 years ago was living in Stearns Co, MN, and with 8 years of School, a Maid in a Private Home.


The entire Oran Ralph Abbey family, taken just before Oran died in 1943. Back row, left to right: Lois, Alan, Oran, Alice, June; Middle row, left to right: Lenore, Donna, Gale and Marilyn; Front row, left to right: Colleen, Jim. Photo courtesy of Kay Koslan.


           

Lois Alice Abbey graduation picture. She graduated May 26, 1944, from Beulah High School, Beulah, Mercer Co., ND. The picture on the far right side is animated. Photo courtesy of Kay Koslan.


   

Lois Alice Abbey joined the Nursing Corps on September 1, 1944, and received her Nursing Corp B Membership Card.


Lois Alice Abbey received her Nursing Corp B Membership Card on September 5, 1947.


Loren Allen Lang and Lois Alice Abbey were married August 28, 1950, in Beulah, Mercer Co., ND.


Loren Allen Lang and Lois Alice Abbey wedding picture, August 28, 1950, Beulah, Mercer Co., ND. Gale Abbey at far left. Unknown woman at far right. Photo courtesy of Kay Koslan.


Below is a link to the "Beulah, North Dakota Golden '50' Years Anniversary, 1914-1964":

http://www.odessa3.org/collections/towns/link/beulah64.txt


Sons-in-law: Loren Lang, Alice (Herman) Abbey, Arvid Gustafson, Don Wetzel, Beulah, Mercer Co., ND, 1959. Photo courtesy of Kay Koslan.


Sons: Jim Abbey, Alan Abbey, Alice (Herman) Abbey, and Gale Abbey, Beulah, Mercer Co., ND, 1959. Photo courtesy of Kay Koslan.


Cousins: Back Row: Cindy Gustafson, Barry Wetzel, Vanessa Dolce, Kay Wetzel, Douglas Lang. Front Row: Kim Wetzel, Mike Dolce, Dean Lang, David Lang, Gary Dolce, Diane Lang, Jan Gustafson. Beulah, Mercer Co., ND, 1959. Photo courtesy of Kay Koslan.


Picnic at Alice Abbey's backyard, Beulah, Mercer Co., ND, July, 1963. Photo courtesy of Kay Koslan.

​Back row, Left to right: Alice (Herman) Abbey, bent over eating; Donna (Abbey) Stasil; Lenore (Abbey) Wetzel; June (Abbey) Dolce; Jan (Welk) Abbey; Marilyn (Abbey) Gustafson; Don Wetzel; and Stan Stasil​.

Row 2, left to right: Barry Wetzel (lower left corner); and Mike Dolce, rust shirt, back seen and standing.​

​Row 3, left to right: front to back: Stephanie Stasil, sitting in high chair; Gary Dolce, almost hidden behind Stephanie Stasil; Cindy Gustafson; and Mark Gustafson, with bib.​

Front row, left to right: Diane Lang, facing forward, Pink shorts; Kay Wetzel, facing back with orange drink, blue shirt; and Jan Gustafson, lower right corner, barely in the picture.​

Kay Koslan comments: It looked my brother Barry Wetzel and my cousin Mike Dolce were up to no good because they had a long white cord. But then I recognized it was a type of child harness attached to Mark Gustafson at the front end so he wouldn't run off into the street! The only thing Barry and Mike were doing were holding onto that cord. I think it was attached to my Grandma Alice's clothes line, as they often did that to protect the kids from running off. This was especially important because there were 33 grandchildren. There were probably at least 20 in this gathering.


The Pink Frosting House. Alice Abbey in back, 206 East Main Street, Beulah, Mercer Co., ND, Summer, 1966.

The Abbey children cousins; Front row, Left to Right: Jan Gustafson, Larry Flemmer, Denise Lang?, Tammy Dolce, Sandy Flemmer, Stephanie Stasil, Mark Gustafson, Beth Wetzel, Gina Abbey, and Paul Flemmer. Back row, Left to Right: Vanessa Dolce, Mike Dolce, Gary Dolce, Kim Wetzel, Barry Wetzel, Cindy Gustafson (holding Scott Stasil), Kay Wetzel, Marsha Wetzel, and Marie Flemmer


Abbey brothers and sisters at their mother's, Alice Frances (Herman) Abbey, funeral, St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Beulah, Mercer Co., ND, April 1, 1982. Photo courtesy of Kay Koslan.


Marilyn Gustafson, Lenore Wetzel, Don Wetzel, Donna Stasil, Stan Stasil, Gale Abbey, Loren Lang, Lois Lang, Mike Dolce, June Dolce, Jan Abbey, Alan Abbey, Joyce Abbey, Jim Abbey, 1989. Photo courtesy of Kay Koslan.


Abbey Siblings; Lois, June, Lenore, Marilyn, Gale, Donna, Jim, Alan, 1989. Photo courtesy of Kay Koslan.


Darrin Lang, Loren Lang, Jim Abbey, Lenore Wetzel, Joyce Abbey, Delton Herman, Stubby Herman, Jan Abbey, Alan Abbey, Alicia Abbey, Lois Lang, June Dolce, Marilyn Gustafson, Gale Abbey, Unknown, Donna Abbey, 1989. Photo courtesy of Kay Koslan.


Left to Right: Jan (Welk) Abbey, Lois (Abbey) Lang, Alan Abbey, Marilyn (Abbey) Gustafson, and Lenore (Abbey) Wetzel, at Greg Abbey's wedding, October 11, 1996, Burleigh Co., ND. Photo courtesy of Kay Koslan.


The 1998 Abbey sibling reunion, Beulah, Mercer Co., ND. Photo courtesy of Kay Koslan.

Left to Right, Back Row: Alan Abbey, and Gale Abbey.

Left to Right, Middle Row: Jan (Welk) Abbey, Alicia Abbey, Lenore (Abbey) Wetzel, Donald Wetzel, Lois (Abbey) Lang, and Lorraine (Thompson) (Boeck) Abbey.

Left to Right, Front Row: June (Abbey) Dolce, Arvid Gustafson, and Marilyn (Abbey) Gustafson.


Loren Allen Lang and Lois Alice (Abbey) Lang, about 2003. Photo courtesy of Kay Koslan.


Loren Allen Lang died July 11, 2020, at Sidney Health Center Extended Care, Sidney, Richland Co., MT, at age 92. Buried in Sidney Cemetery, Sidney, Richland Co., MT.


Loren Allen Lang was born June 2, 1928 in Zap, ND to Emil and Alvina (Breitling) Lang. He was raised on the family farm until moving to California to work in a shipyard. Later he moved back to North Dakota and worked on the Garrison Dam before entering the U.S. Army in 1950. On August 28, 1950 he married his loving wife, Lois Abbey. After he was honorably discharged in 1952, they moved back to Beulah, ND. Loren worked for a lumberyard and then in 1956 began his Career with Montana Dakota Utilities. In 1958, he transferred to MDU in Sidney, MT, and after 34 years of service he retired in 1990. Loren completed construction of the family home in 1974 and lived there until his passing. Loren enjoyed gardening, yard work, golf, and most of all woodworking. He also enjoyed dancing with his wife, Lois, and all of us kids loved watching them float across the dance floor. On July 11, 2020, Loren was called home to be with the Lord. He passed away at the Sidney Health Center Extended Care facility of pre-existing medical issues. Loren is survived by: his wife, Lois Lang, Sidney, MT; his children, Douglas (Genie) Lang, Sidney, MT, Diane (Tom) Mercier, New Braunfels, TX, David (Crystal) Lang, Hudsonville, MI, Dean (Jeanne) Lang, Sidney, MT, Denise Lang, Redmond, WA, and Darrin (Brandi) Lang, Billings, MT, and; his 13 grandchildren, and 15 great grandchildren; his sisters, Helen Berkland and Verna Mae Giese; his stepsister, Phyllis Hintz; his stepbrother, Clifford Hintz; his half-sister Sandra Lang; and his half-brother Jon Lang. Loren is preceded in death by: his mother, Alvina; his father Emil; his step mother, Louise; his sister Loretta, and his step-brother Eldor.


Lois Alice (Abbey) Lang died September 15, 2020, at Sidney Health Center Extended Care, Sidney, Richland Co., MT, at age 93. Buried in Sidney Cemetery, Sidney, Richland Co., MT.


It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Lois A. Lang (Sidney, Montana), who passed away on September 15, 2020, leaving to mourn family and friends. Family and friends are welcome to send flowers or leave their condolences on this memorial page and share them with the family. Visitation will be held on Monday, September 21st 2020 from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM. A mass will be held on Tuesday, September 22nd 2020 at 2:00 PM at the St. Matthew's Catholic Church (219 7th St SE, Sidney, MT 59270).


The Sidney Herald, Sidney, Richland Co., MT, Thursday, September 25, 2020

Lois A. Lang, 93

Mass of the Christian Burial for Lois A. Lang, 93 and Loren Lang, 92 of Sidney are at 2 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2020, at St. Matthew’s Catholic Church in Sidney with Fr. Jim O’Neil as presider. Interment will be in the Sidney Cemetery, Sidney, Mont. under the care of the Fulkerson-Stevenson Funeral Home of Sidney. Visitation will be Monday, Sept. 21, 2020, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., with family receiving friends from 3–5 p.m. Remembrances, condolences and pictures may be shared with the family at www.fulkersons.com. Lois passed away peacefully Tuesday evening, Sept. 15, 2020, at the Sidney Health Center Extended Care of natural causes. Lois Lang was born Feb. 1, 1927 in Beulah, N.D. to Oran and Alice (Herman) Abbey. She was raised on the family farm and graduated from Beulah High School in 1944, then left to attend nursing school at St. Alexius School of nursing in Bismarck, N.D., graduating in 1947. Lois moved back to Beulah and worked at the Hazen Hospital for 11 years in the OB Ward; she loved caring for the babies. She met and later married Loren Lang on Aug. 28, 1950. Lois continued to work as an RN until 1958, and then with Loren’s job being transferred, they moved to Sidney, Mont. While living in Sidney, Lois worked selling Tupperware for 17 years. In the surrounding area she was known as the “Tupperware Lady.” Lois then worked four years at the Yarn Shop. All during this time, she also managed to raise her six children, along with doing numerous hobbies. Mom loved to sew, knit, do needlework, stamping, play piano, tend to her flowers, gardening, painting, canning, doing jigsaw puzzles, play cards, and especially baking. There were always cookies to be eaten whenever you visited. Lois is survived by: children, Douglas (Genie) Lang, Sidney, Mont.; Diane (Tom) Mercier, New Braunfels, Texas; David (Crystal) Lang; Hudsonville, Mich.; Dean (Jeanne) Lang, Sidney, Mont.; Denise Lang, Redmond, Wash.; and Darrin (Brandi) Lang, Billings, Mont.; and her 13 grandchildren, and 15 great grandchildren; her sisters, June Dolce and Colleen Flemmer; her brothers, Jim Abbey and Alan Abbey. Lois is preceded in death by: her husband, Loren Lang; her parents, Oran and Alice Abbey; her sisters, Lenore Wetzel, Marilyn Gustafson, and Donna Stasel; and her brother, Gale Abbey. Memorials can be made to a charity of your choice. Funeral services for Lois are to be held at St. Matthew’s Catholic Church in Sidney, Mont., along with a funeral service for Loren, who passed away on July 11, 2020. A special thank you to all those who helped care for our mother while she was at the Sidney Health Center Extended Care, and all her friends that made and gave her life so much joy.