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Sioux Falls- Kathleen Lang, 62, passed away Friday, June 21, 2013, after a long battle with cancer, at her home surrounded by her family. Mass of Christian Burial will begin at 11:00 AM on Monday, June 24, 2013, at St. Michael Catholic Church. Visitation will begin at 12:00 PM on Sunday, June 23 at George Boom Funeral Home with the family present to greet friends from 2:00 to 4:00 PM. A Liturgical Wake Service will begin at 4:00 PM on Sunday.
Kathleen Marie Helwig was born November 2, 1950, in Sioux Falls, SD to Ernest and Darlene (Hansvold) Helwig. Kathy attended Little Flower and O'Gorman schools before graduating from Lincoln High School in 1969. On July 7, 1973 she was joined in marriage with Gerald Lang in Sioux Falls. In 1983 Kathy began working at Central Plains Clinic (now Sanford) as a phlebotomist. She worked there for 28 years before retiring. Kathy was a member of St. Michael Catholic Church.
Survivors include her husband, Gerald Lang, Sioux Falls; sons, Toby (Terri) Lang and Michael Lang, both of Sioux Falls; 12 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren; and daughter-in-law, Kimberly Lang, Maricopa, AZ. Kathy was preceded in death by her parents; son, Geoffrey Lang; brother, David Helwig; and granddaughter, Aecho Holmes.
Published in The Argus Leader on June 22, 2013