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.
The Funeral Service for Harold Lang was held on Saturday, January 22, 2022 at 1:00 pm from Mount Calvary Lutheran Church, Swift Current, SK with Rev. Travis Heide officiating. “Nearer, My God to Thee,” “Precious Lord, Take My Hand,” “When the Roll is Called Up Yonder,” “Lord, Take My Hand and Lead Me,” and “When We All Get to Heaven” were sung by the congregation, with the Mount Calvary Gospel Band serving as musicians. The tribute was given by Charlotte Tweed. Psalm 23 was read by Gord Lang. A photo tribute was played prior to and following the service.
The Interment Service was held following the Funeral Service from Peace Lutheran Cemetery, Prairie View, SK with Daren Lang, Brandon Tweed, Loren Lang, Landis Lang, Richard Knittle, and Darwin Lang serving as Pallbearers.
In memory of Harold Lang, donations made to the Dr. Noble Irwin Foundation would be appreciated by the family.
The service was recorded and can be viewed here. The photo tribute is available to view.
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