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Johanna Langmaack

July 16, 1914 — May 19, 2012

Johanna Langmaack, 97, Barrett, formerly of Elbow Lake, died Saturday, May 19, 2012, at the Barrett Care Center. The funeral service for Johanna Langmaack will be held at 11:00 am on Thursday, May 24, 2012, at United Lutheran Church, Elbow Lake, with the Rev. Bob Toso officiating. Burial will be in Union Cemetery, Elbow Lake. Visitation will be held at Erickson-Smith Funeral Home, Elbow Lake, on Wednesday from 4-7 pm, with a prayer service at 7 pm, and will resume at the church one hour prior to the service on Thursday. Johanna was born in Adrian, Minnesota, on July 16, 1914, to Heiko "Ike" and Minnie (Eilers) Frikken. At the age of 12, she moved with her family to Pomme de Terre Township in Grant County. Following her education, Johanna worked as a nanny for various families in the area. She pooled her earnings with that of her fiancé, Rudy's, money to purchase building materials for their first home. On May 27, 1938, she was united in marriage to Rudy Langmaack at the home of the Rev. Aasen in Elbow Lake. Johanna and Rudy lived in the house they built until 1951, when they moved to a larger home in Elbow Lake to raise their family. Johanna was an active member of her church where she taught Sunday school, belonged to the Ladies Aid and the Lutheran Daughters of the Reformation, as well as her homemakers group. She served as president of the VFW Auxiliary and the American Legion Auxiliary. Johanna served her community as an election judge, worked as a cook at the school and as a bookkeeper and receptionist for Rudy's business as a Standard Oil agent. She loved family picnics and parades. She will be best remembered for her chocolate cake with chocolate frosting and her fried chicken. Johanna especially enjoyed spending time with her family. She was not only a grandma or a great-grandma or a great-great-grandma, but was "Grandma Great." Survivors include her daughters Judy (Dick) Lohse and Joanne Langmaack, both of Elbow Lake, and son Bob (Rosanna) Langmaack of Orange Park, Florida; two sisters-in-law, Phyllis Frikken and Arlean Mounts, both of Elbow Lake; four grandchildren, ten great-grandchildren, three great-great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Rudy; four sisters, Elizabeth (Dick) Schilling, Christine (Art) Jensen, Gertrude (Art) Klaassen, and Margaret (Noble) Holte; and four brothers, John (Loretta) Frikken, William Frikken, Edward (Leatrice) Frikken, and Louis Frikken.

Funeral Home: Erickson-Smith Funeral Home - Elbow Lake 116 1st Street NE Elbow Lake, MN US 56531

Previous Events

Wednesday, May 23, 2012
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Erickson-Smith Funeral Home - Elbow Lake

116 1st Street NE
Elbow Lake, MN 56531

Prayer service at 7 PM

Thursday, May 24, 2012
11:00 AM
United Lutheran Church

116 1st Street NE
Elbow Lake, MN 56531

Visitation one hour prior to the service

Thursday, May 24, 2012
Union Cemetery

Hwy 79 E
Elbow Lake, MN 56531

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