February 12, 1925 - September 10, 2016


Mass of Christian Burial will be 11:00 a.m., Saturday, September 17, 2016 at Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church in Richmond, MN for Amanda C. Schlangen, age 91, who died Saturday at the St. Cloud Hospital surrounded by family. Burial will be in the parish cemetery.

Relatives and friends may call from 4:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m., Friday, September 16, 2016 at the Wenner Funeral Home in Richmond. Visitation will continue from 9:00 – 10:30 a.m., Saturday morning at the funeral home.

Amanda was born in St. Martin to Frank and Emelia (Athmann) Stang. She married Benedict J. Schlangen on September 8, 1948 in St. Martin Catholic Church, St. Martin, MN and they were blessed with 13 beloved children. Amanda and Ben farmed side by side for many years, were avid churchgoers and attended adoration faithfully. She loved family get-togethers, playing cards, setting puzzles, quilting and socializing.

Survivors include her children, Joey (Barney) Kiffmeyer, Ron (special friend Becky), Rich (Dorothy), Roger (Nancy), Mary (Ron) Gillitzer, Chickie (Maynard) Meyer, Melvin (Doris), Alvin (Alice), Fred (Phyllis), Steve (Cheryl), Ruth (Carl) Lieser and Ralph (Missy); sister, Imelda Stang; in-laws, Bonnie Stang, Irene Schlangen and Sylvester Theis; 49 grandchildren; and 52 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Ben; child, Benedict Jr.; granddaughter, Lucille Amanda; great-grandson, Henry Carl; siblings, Edgar Stang, Ben Stang, Agnes Simon, Alma Dingmann, Viola Dingmann, and Sr. Anrico Stang.

The family would like to thank Paynesville Hospital, Washburne Court, Arlington Place, and St. Cloud Hospital for their wonderful care and compassion. A very special thank you to Kathy Kalthoff for her friendship and extra special care of our Mom.