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Elizabeth Susanne (Hartung) Zangel, 104, passed away peacefully (a centenarian) on Monday, October 25, 2021 in Reston, Virginia.

Elizabeth was born in a “1800 House of settlers” located on her parents’ farm just outside the town of New Ulm, Minnesota, on October 5, 1917. The birth certificate indicated that she was the only child born by her father Joseph. Her parents were Susan Antoinette Leick born in Madelia, MN (1884) and Joseph Hartung born in Mankato, MN. (1879). At the age of 3, Elizabeth moved with her parents and 8 siblings to their new farm in Fairfax, MN. Interestingly, his last years were spent in another Fairfax… Fairfax, VA.

Elizabeth and Clarence met at George Schroedl’s wedding anniversary gathering in Fairfax, MN. Clarence took his parents to this reunion and the opportunity presented itself for him to meet Elizabeth. Elizabeth’s parents loved this calm, handsome, polite and Catholic young man from the moment they met him. A year later, Clarence asked Elizabeth to marry him, it was the first day of the rest of their lives (married at 62). They settled in New Ulm, MN for 36 years, then retired in Necedah, WI for the next 38 years.

Elizabeth and Clarence Zangel united in marriage at St. Andrews Catholic Church in Fairfax, MN on June 28, 1939, Elizabeth’s Church family since childhood. Elizabeth’s life was a life of love for God, the Church, her husband, her children, her grandchildren, her great-grandchildren, her many family members and her friends. In retirement, Elizabeth and Clarence were deeply involved in their church and church ministries at the Mediatrix of Peace Shrine in Necedah, WI and at St. Mary’s Catholic in New Ulm. Elizabeth has participated in numerous pro-life marches in Wisconsin and Washington DC. The last walk was in 2020 when she joined her church group on their way to Washington. like a 102 year old. old.

In 2013, Elizabeth moved in with her daughter Judith and husband Leonard. Elizabeth found new joy in being near her daughters Judith and Jane and their families in Oak Hill, Virginia. Days were filled to attend great-grandchildren’s school functions and family vacations, attending daily mass during the 10 years she was in Virginia, although the last two years she had not been able to going to church due to Covid-19. Elizabeth’s last day was at her adult day center on 3/13/2020, when the center closed due to Covid-19. The center kept her young with friends, music and lots of MF activities.

In 2017, Elizabeth celebrated her 100th birthday by returning to New Ulm, MN for a Hartung, Schroedl and Paa family reunion, and had the honor of riding the Bohemian chariot for the German Bohemian Festival. The time was spent in his childhood hometown of Fairfax, MN with his family who attended mass at St. Andrew’s Catholic Church; another trip was to Mankato, MN for the Hartung cousins ​​gathering followed by a celebration in Necedah, WI, his last celebration was at St. John Neumann Catholic Church in Reston, VA. with a large gathering in the parish hall.

Elizabeth celebrated her 104th birthday, as she did for 101, 102 and 103, with family, friends and neighbors walking past a fire engine as she sat in her white Adirondack chair in the gone, a perfect beautiful day; fond memories were made especially since she played her harmonica last time.

Elizabeth is survived by her 4 children: Clarence R. & Kristine Zangel, Albuquerque, NM: Judith A. & Leonard P. (dec) Mandrgoc, Oak Hill, VA: Jane B. Benson, Oak Hill, VA; Joseph J. & Theresa Zangel, Eden Prairie, MN: 13 Grandchildren: Barry J Zangel (December); Kelly K. & Paul Kunkel; Matthew Mandrgoc and Leslie Mandrgoc; Michelle and Fred Blackburn, Aldie, Virginia; Michael & Donna O’Hare-Mandrgoc; Mark & ​​Mary Mandrgoc; Elizabeth and Brian Tarallo; Paul and Lisa Benson; Virginie and Zach Hanson; Joseph and Angela Zangel; Christa and Matthieu Gawarecki; Grace Zangel; Anna Zangel 23 great-grandchildren: Elysse & Elliott Strom, Glynnis & Zachary Kunkel-Ruiz, Forrest & Grace Kunkel; Elizabeth, Lauren, Caroline Mandrgoc; Trent, Kyle, Gavin Blackburn; Kevin, Megan O’Hare; Austin, Sydney Mandrgoc; Clair, Nora, Graham, Bowen Tarallo; Olivia Benson; Ava, Lilly Hanson; Maverick Zangel; Eloise, Aaron Gawarecki: only surviving sister of 11 siblings, Germaine F. Kuglin, Spring Lake Park, MN

Elizabeth’s mass and funeral took place on Tuesday, November 23, 2021 at St. John Neumann Catholic Church in Reston, Virginia. Elizabeth will have a Celebration of Life and Requiem Mass in Necedah, WI in May 2022 and will be buried next to her 62-year-old husband Clarence.

Photo taken 2-2020.

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