Mary Irene Langel, nee Lahmann, age 54, of Lombard, died peacefully in her sleep at home on August 8, 2013.
Visitation will be Sunday, August 11 from 4 to 8 PM at Brust Funeral Home, 135 South Main Street, Lombard. Funeral service will be held Monday, August 12 with prayers at 9:30 AM from Brust Funeral Home to Sacred Heart Church for 10 AM Mass. Interment will be at Assumption Cemetery in Wheaton.
Mrs. Langel is survived by her husband, Dan; two sons, Shaun (Kate) Antrim and Ryan (Fiancé Stephanie Bartucci) Antrim; a grandson, Grady Murphy Antrim; her parents, Herbert and Mary Lahmann; nine brothers and sisters, Raymond Lahmann, Demetria Wright, Chris Lahmann, Rebecca Lewis, Dorothy Jean Quinn, Joseph Lahmann, Patrick Lahmann, Jane Bumbalough, and Robert Lahmann; mother-in-law Patricia Langel; 35 nieces and nephews and 17 great nieces and nephews.
Mary was born in Fort Wayne, Indiana. She lived a lot of her young life in Richmond, Indiana and most of her adult life in Lombard, Illinois. She married the love of her life, Daniel E. Langel, on September 16, 2000.
Mary loved to cook and liked to bake. She especially relished the enjoyment people had when they ate her very special one-of-a-kind recipes.
Mary was a nurse for almost 25 years and a Caregiver all her life. She was Valedictorian, always earning high honors, and continued her education all through her life. She had a passion for learning and teaching. Director/Manager for most of her nursing career, Mary enjoyed the role of guiding and caring for others. Nothing at work was “beneath” her. Leading by example, if something needed cleaning, Mary cleaned it up and if something needed caring for, she cared.
Mary worked hard and played hard and she had one pace: Mary speed.
She lived in her own world but that was okay because they knew her there. Mary was a true character and she lived a lot of life for the life she lived.
Mary was a friend to all and made everyone feel like family. Her infectious laughter and comedic timing kept everyone on their toes. We loved her dearly and celebrate her life.