October 15, 1923 - August 13, 2015


The Mass of Christian Burial, celebrating the life of Emma M. Langner, age 91 of Holdingford, formerly of Bowlus, will be 1:00 PM Monday, August 17 at the Church of All Saints-St. Hedwig in Holdingford. Burial will be in the parish cemetery. Emma died Thursday at the Sterling Park Health Care Center in Waite Park. There will be a visitation from 11:30 until the time of the services at the church in Holdingford. Arrangements are being made by the Miller-Carlin Funeral Homes.

Emma was born October 15, 1923 in Holdingford to Louis and Anna (Greener) Heitzman. She married Elmer Langner on July 3, 1946 in St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Holdingford. The couple farmed on the Langner farm until they operated the 4 Corners Bar in Bowlus in the 1950’s, then Emma worked for Fingerhut for a short time. Finally, she worked for the Holdingford School District in food service for over 22 years. Emma was a member of the Church of All Saints-St. Hedwig, the St. Hedwig’s Christian Mothers and the Rosary Society. She volunteered at the Treasure Chest for many years and she enjoyed playing card in several card groups.

Emma is survived by her children Louise Adolph, Holdingford; Marlin (Donna) Langner, Otsego; and Sharelin (Dennis) Biniek, Bowlus. She is also survived by her sister Irene Symanietz, St. Joseph; brother Roman (Josephine) Heitzman, Mount Vernon, WA; and 5 grandsons.

She is preceded in death by her parents, her husband Elmer in 1997, her sister Regina Bieniek, her brothers Fred Heitzman, Ervin Heitzman and Ralph Heitzman, and son-in-law Larry Adolph.