Mandan News

Obituaries – February 9-15, 2013

Henry Gangl

Henry “Jack” Gangl, 94, Mandan, passed away Feb. 2, 2013, at the Sanford Care Center off Collins, Mandan.

Mass of Christian burial was held on Wednesday, Feb. 6, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Mandan, with Rev. Christopher Kadrmas as celebrant. Burial will be at a later date.

Henry was born March 23, 1918, to John and Julianna (Haider) Gangl in St. Anthony, where he was raised and educated. On Oct. 30, 1946, Henry married Elizabeth Hilfer at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church in St. Anthony. Henry and Elizabeth raised their son Ron on the family farm, where he still resides today. Farming and ranching was a way of life for Henry, something he enjoyed and took pride in.

Henry will be deeply missed by his wife of 66 years, Elizabeth, Mandan; son, Ronald (Judy), Solen; grandchildren, Holly and Monte (Michelle); six nieces and four nephews.

Henry was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, John (Margaret), Joe (Regina), Anton (Mafalda), Andrew (Rose); sisters, Julia and Mary; infant brother, Michael; infant sister, Katherine; infant grandson, Kelly; and nephew, Harvey.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to the family.

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Magdalena Landeis

Magdalena (Maggie) Landeis, of Fruita, Colo., formerly of Mandan, passed away on Feb. 1, 2013, at Fruita. Services were held on Feb. 11, at Weigel Funeral Home in Mandan, with burial at Mandan Union Cemetery.

Maggie was born on Nov. 5, 1919, to Joseph and Frances (Freidig) Brown in Center. She was raised and resided in the Center area until Oct. 31, 1945, where she was married to Leo D. Landeis. They moved to Mandan shortly thereafter, where they raised their family and were married for 66 years. Maggie took great pride in cooking and baking the many recipes that were handed down as she grew up.

Maggie is survived by daughter, Linda Gilmore, Florida; sons, Dennis (Penny), CO., and Dean, Colorade; grandchildren, Jonathan (Maylim) Gilmore, Florida, and Eric (Laynie) Landeis, Colorado; and great-children, Jonathan Noah and Matthew Gilmore.

Maggie was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Leo; and her two sisters and three brothers.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to the Alzheimer’s Association or the American Cancer Society.

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Patricia Uhlman

Patricia Uhlman, 83, of Mandan passed away on Feb. 3, 2013, with many family members by her side in Glen Ullin at the Marion Manor.

Mass of Christian burial was held on Friday, Feb. 8, at Christ the King Catholic Church, Mandan, with Rev. Johnson Kuriappilly as celebrant. Burial will be at a later date.

Patricia (Pat) was born on June 11, 1929, to Peter and Wynona (Gundy) Sagmiller. She graduated from Mandan High School in 1947 and attended nursing school. Pat met Walter (Wally) Uhlman on break from nursing school and quickly realized she had met the love of her life. They wed on Jan. 13, 1950 (Friday the 13th). The happily married couple settled in Mandan to begin a family.

While Pat embraced motherhood and the family life, she began her career as a nurses’ aide for the Heartview Foundation for 20 years, retiring in 1978. Pat was extremely active in the American Legion Auxiliary, Catholic Daughters of America, and volunteered at multiple occasions such as election judge.

Pat socialized and enjoyed the company of her friends. She played bridge with the neighborhood ladies, stitched with the Christ the King Quilt Club, and had a monthly luncheon with her girl friends, known as the “Naughty Nine.” She could often be found in the garden tending to her vegetables, which she loved to can in the fall. This pretty woman could also be found in the kitchen whipping up a batch of caramel rolls, doughnuts, elephant tracks, or cookies… the family favorite, gingersnaps.

Pat and Wally took their family on many fishing and camping adventures throughout Montana, Wyoming, South Dakota, Minnesota, and Canada. After both retired, they became snowbirds with destinations of California and Texas. Through their travels, they realized that their most important piece of themselves lies in their family connection in Mandan, with their 11 children and spouses, 35 grandchildren, and 34 great-grandchildren.

Pat is survived by her loving husband, Wally; daughters, Danni (Bill) Boehm, Marcia Heidt, Joy Kopp, Mary (Monte) Boehm, all of Mandan, Lori (Terry) Droll, Bismarck, Amy (Jake) Rothschiller, Dickinson, Lynn McSpadden, Kansas City, Mo., Kathleen “Kathy” Mata, Bryant, Ariz.; sons, Jay (Mary) Uhlman, Bismarck, John (Kristen) Uhlman, Liberty, Mo., James (Carol) Uhlman, Motley, Minn.; all the loving 35 grandchildren and 34 great-grandchildren; sisters, Donna (Larry) Werner and Elaine Morud, both of Basin, Wyo.; and brother, Louis, (Sharon), New Concord, Ky.

Pat is preceded in death by her parents; one brother, Robert; and one son-in-law, Bob McSpadden.

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