Dorothy Lang, 1930-2021


Dorothy Ann (Nobis) Lang, age 91, died peaceful- ly on December 27, 2021.

She was born on October 21, 1930 in Enid, Oklahoma to Henry and Ella (Schul- tz) Nobis. Her mother died shortly after her birth and she was raised by her paternal grandparents, Anna and Bill Nobis, on a farm by Fair- mont, OK. Dorothy attended the Lutheran grade school in Fairmont, graduating from Garber High School. She met Edward Lang and they were married in 1949.

Ed and Dorothy were farmers, there at Fairmont and a few years later mov- ing to a farm by Glencoe, OK. In 1958, they moved to Muskogee, OK where Ed worked for Callery Chemical Co., finally moving to Hast- ings, MN in 1963. Ed passed away in 2016 with Dorothy remaining in Hastings.

All her life, Dorothy was the real persona of a home- maker. She worked hard on the farms while raising three daughters, keeping house for her family and caring for Ed in later years. She enjoyed traveling around with Ed, to Germany meeting relatives from both sides of her fam- ily and traveling around the US. She was active for years at Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church, the Hastings Home- maker’s Group, and sewing club (she had learned to sew on a treadle sewing machine, making many dresses for her girls). Her hobbies also

included planning special meals, decorating her home, gardening, hunting with Ed out West and enjoying activ- ities with her daughters, rela- tives and friends.

Dorothy is preceded in death by her husband, Ed; daughter, LaDene Reed; par- ents; and many relatives in OK.

She is survived by her daughters, LaDonna Joseph and Cheryl Lang (Tom Stein- mueller); son in law, Bill Reed; grandchildren, Laura (Noah) Dingler, Dr. Bryan (Jessica) Reed and Crys- tal Joseph; great grandsons, Jackson and Caleb Reed, Cameron and Kai Dingler; a niece; 3 nephews; a sister in law; first cousin; and many other relatives and friends.

A future interment will be scheduled at the Collett Cemetery in Fairmont, OK.

Memorials preferred to the Collett Cemetery in Fair- mont, OK or donor’s choice.

January 7, 2022