The Funeral Service for Harold Lang of Swift Current and formerly of Waldeck will take place on Saturday, January 22, 2022 at 1:00 pm from Mount Calvary Lutheran Church in Swift Current with Rev. Travis Heide officiating.
The service is going to be live streamed and the link will go live on Saturday. The service is also being recorded and will be posted as soon as possible.
Those wishing to pay their respects may do so at a come and go visitation on Friday, January 21, 2022 from 7:00 – 8:30 pm at the Swift Current Funeral Home Chapel.
The Public Interment Service for Mr. Harold Lang will take place immediately following the service from Peace Lutheran Cemetery, Prairie View, SK. There will be a luncheon and time of fellowship at Mount Calvary Lutheran Church following the interment service.
In memory of Harold Lang, donations made to the Dr. Noble Irwin Foundation would be appreciated by the family.
Harold Lang, aged 83, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, January 12, 2022 at the Meadows, Swift Current, SK. Harold Henry Lang was born August 6, 1938 in Swift Current to Henry & Otillia (Ulmer) Lang. He was raised on the family farm in McMahon, SK along with six brothers and sisters — Lillian, Victor, Irene, Art, his twin brother, Harvey, and youngest brother, Leonard.
Harold took his education at Iris School, where he excelled in music and loved playing ball with the Rosenhof Rockets. Harold found the love of his life in Kathrina “Kathy” Helena Huber and they were married July 4, 1964. They lived in Swift Current and Herbert, SK before settling in Waldeck, SK in 1966. There, they bought a new house and a second lot with the prospect of building a workshop. Harold received his gas fitting and sheet metal certification while working for Voth Plumbing and Heating in Herbert and shortly thereafter opened Courtesy Plumbing and Heating in Waldeck. The business was very successful across the rural southwest, resulting in many lifetime friendships.
In 1969, Harold was elected first as a Councilor and then Mayor of Waldeck from 1971 to 1978. During his tenure he oversaw the construction of the natural gas infrastructure, deep water well and pump house with water supplied to each home, donated the lots for the Town Park and Playground, regraded and did the first paving of the streets, the relocation and rebuild of the skating rink, thirty-one new homes, and a sub-division with a street named after him for all his efforts. He spent many volunteer hours in his commitment to improving the town he called home and was raising his family in.
Harold spent many years renting land in R.M 166 and in 1971, bought his own farm — which had been in the family since 1918. In 1978, a new house was built on the home quarter and the family was relocated. Harold enjoyed trying new things, from growing ginseng to raising bison. Harold also spent many years playing music with the “Waldeck Golden Oldies” and “Archie and the Boys,” performing at nursing homes as well as local events. On Sundays, he looked forward to playing with the Mount Calvary Lutheran Church Gospel Band, and very seldom missed a Sunday service.
In 2003, after several near-miss heart attacks and a quadruple bypass, Harold decided to retire. He & Kathy moved back into Waldeck, where they lived until 2012, when their health required them to move closer to the services of a city — Riverview Village Estates in Swift Current became the new family home. In 2020, Harold made his final move to the Meadows Long-Term Care Facility.
Harold was predeceased by his wife, Kathy, in 2014; his granddaughter, Alysa Heather Young; his parents, Henry & Otillia Lang; his siblings, Elsie Lang, Lil (Rudy) Werk, Vic (Helen) Lang, Art Lang, Leonard Lang, and Norman Lang (in infancy); and by his brother-in-law, Deidrick Dyck.
Harold is survived by his four children, Janet (Mike) Brodziak (Regina Beach SK), Shannon (Rod) Bennett (Swift Current SK), Daren (Cheryl) Lang (Nanaimo, BC), and Charlotte (Darryl) Tweed (Calgary, AB); his seven grandchildren; his five great-grandchildren; his twin brother, Harvey Lang; his sister, Irene Dyck; and by many nieces and nephews. Harold will be greatly missed.
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