Juliann Loretta Lang was born May 7, 1925 to Emmanuel and Anne (Weiger) Mehlhaff. She grew up on the farm and attended school through the 8th grade in Hutchinson County. She married Raymond O. Lang on January 14, 1947. They spent many years farming and following a move to Alexandria, she worked part-time at Folsom’s Discount Store in Alexandria and the Thunder Bird Lodge in Mitchell, but her primary focus was that of being a mother and home-maker. In later years she served alongside her husband as administrators and care-takers of 2 apartment complexes in Sioux Falls, mainly at the Carriage House Apartments.
She was a member of Plum Creek Baptist Church of rural Emery, First Baptist Church in Emery and Trinity Baptist Church in Sioux Falls.
She is survived by two daughters: Sandy (Ron) Norman of Sycamore, IL, Jennifer (Bill) Hoff of Mount Vernon, three sons: Daniel (Teddi) Lang of Letcher, Kevin (Bobbi) Lang of Emery, Gregg (Shelli) Lang of Alexandria; a sister, Nettie (Edgar) Goehring of Sioux Falls, a brother, John Mehlhaff of Omaha, NE, and a sister-in-law, Evelyn (Bert) Itterman; fifteen grandchildren: Corey Norman, Chanda Schuh, Cherie Hiland, Cody Norman, Adam Lang, Corinne Goldammer, Jeremy Shields, Amy Shields, Matthew Lang, Heather Treece, Eric Lang, Colby, Josh, Miranda and Haleigh Hoff and thirty-four great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild, and several nephews and nieces.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Raymond, her husband of 69 years and a sister, Luella Radel.