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Lonald Lee Langle

Lonald Lee Langle

Lonald Lee Langle, 65, of rural Clayton, SD, passed away in the early hours of December 29, 2017 at Dougherty Hospice House, Sioux Falls, following a short illness. Funeral services will be at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, January 3, 2018 at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Menno with Rev. Matthew Resner officiating. Burial will be in St. Peter's Lutheran Cemetery, rural Clayton, SD. Visitation will be 9:30 to 11:00 a.m. at the church on Wednesday. Arrangements are under the direction of Aisenbrey-Opsahl-Kostel Memorial Chapel in Menno. Online condolences may be made at

Lonnie was born on May 23, 1952, at Sioux Valley Hospital in Sioux Falls. He grew up on the family farm in rural Clayton, SD, and attended country school until the eighth grade, and then attended Bridgewater High School.

He married Donna Elaine Freese on October 12, 1974 in Ramona, SD. This marriage was blessed with three children: Melissa Joy, Laura Leigh, and Lance Cache.

He was engaged in farming along with his family throughout his life, and worked on the farm until almost the very end.

He was baptized and confirmed at St. Martin's Lutheran Church in Alexandria, SD. He and Donna found their spiritual home within the community of Immanuel Lutheran Church, Menno, SD.

Lonnie is preceded in death by his parents, Charles and Helen (Fuoss) Langle; his brother, Lloyd; aunts Marjorie, Louisa, Lillian, Alvina, and Shirley; uncle, John; and dear friend Norm Duesterhoeft in July 2017.

He is survived by his wife, Donna; daughter Melissa Lee and husband John, and their sons Brian, Will and Sam of Vermillion, SD; daughter Laura Carpenter and husband Mark of Inverness, Scotland, UK; son Lance and wife Miranda, and their daughters Leila and Meera of Freeman, SD; nephew Lewis Langle of Sioux Falls, SD; sister-in-law Esperanza Langle of Sioux Falls, SD; as well as numerous friends and extended family who share in remembrance.