Gillain D LangaardAugust 29, 1917 ~ October 25, 2017 (age 100)
Gillain Dorothy Langaard, age 100, passed away on Wednesday, October 25th, 2017 at the Onalaska Care Center. She was born on August 29, 1917 in Purdy Valley, rural Viroqua to John and Mattie (Davidson) Olson. She attended Purdy rural school and on March 24th, 1937 married Lloyd Langaard at Waukon, IA. They farmed in the Town of Coon, Vernon County until retiring and moving to Viroqua in 1976. She had been active in 4-H, held offices at the Bethany Lutheran Church Ladies Aide, the Rebecca Circle, and the Viroqua Eagles No. 2707 Auxiliary. She enjoyed the Senior Citizens Club and was a member of the Harry Olson Senior Club in La Crosse. She enjoyed dancing, cards, fishing, visiting with friends, painting and most of all her family. Lloyd died on May 31, 1998
Gillian is survived by one son, Lars (Diane) Langaard of rural Westby, one daughter, Susan of La Crosse, five grandchildren, Larry (Heather) Zielke, April (Jason) Risberg, Matthew (Zorro) Zielke, John (Kathy) Langaard, and Sarah, and numerous grandchildren. She is also survived by one brother, Ramon Olson of Viroqua and one sister in law, Lorraine Olson of Viroqua. She was also preceded in death by two sisters, Margaret Pederson and June Snell and three brothers, Eugene Olson, Peter “Sonny” Olson, and David “Buddy” Olson.
Memorial service will be held on Sunday, October 29th, 2017 at 11:30 a.m. at the Thorson Funeral Home in Viroqua. Family and friends may call from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Burial will take place in the Esofea Bethany Cemetery. In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorials to the Bethany Lutheran Church or the Onalaska Care Center. Online condolences may be left at www.thorsonfuneralhome.com
The Thorson Funeral Home of Viroqua is serving the family.