Obituaries

Alfred "Alf" Lang, of Hanover, was welcomed into the arms of the Lord peacefully after a brief illness at Hanover and District Hospital on Sunday, February 21, 2021.  He was 85. 

Alf was born on July 6, 1935 to the late Leonard and Laura (nee Schuknecht) Lang in Bentinck Township. Alf married the love of his life Shirley at St. John's Lutheran Church in Elmwood on September 22, 1956 and remained lifelong members of St. John's Lutheran Church. Alf was employed with Emke Plumbing & Heating, and then for 33 years he operated Lang's Plumbing & Heating, from which he retired in 1996. His interests and hobbies also included a small farming operation with a cow/calf herd and draft horses. A kind hearted man, he was always able to help others out. He was a volunteer Fireman for the Elmwood Fire Department for 43 years and served as Captain. Alf met many friends through his journey on earth and was never too far away from Shirley. They truly were a couple to admire and look up to, passing his charm and hard work ethic on to his children. His work on many church functions, community activities, and fundraisers, and his input and involvement with many different committees, will be remembered by many community members – Alf was someone who put his whole heart into whatever he worked on. 

Survived by devoted wife Shirley (nee Leifso) Lang of Hanover. Loved father of Brenda Ann (Dennis) Fischer , Gary (Donna) Lang, Wayne (Joni) Lang all of Elmwood and Janet (Doug) Wright of Chesley. Special grandpa of Pam Fischer, Jason (Lacy) Fischer, Matthew (Alicia) Fischer, Amanda (Nick) Maus, Jenn (Steve) Hamel, Jodi (Justin) Pegelo, Jordan Lang, James (Ashton) Lang, Luc (Crystal) Lang, Mitch Wright (Miranda Lantz) and Spencer (Deni) Wright. Dearly loved great grandpa of Emmett, Leah, Tenley, Landon, Adeline, Paysen, Jayva, Blake, Reese, Lucas, Twin Boys (Finn and Hayes), baby Lang on the way and Zander.  Alf will be fondly remembered by his sister Elsie (Calvin) Frook of Elmwood, sister-in-law Velma (Don) Knapp of Hanover, brothers-in-law Robert Leifso of Stratford, Morris (Theresa) Leifso of Durham, Morley (Joyce) Leifso of Elmwood. Alf will be remembered by many nieces, nephews and their families. Predeceased by parents Leonard (Laura) Lang, parents-in-law Gordon (Adeline) Leifso and brother-in-law Lorne Wilken. 

A private family visitation will be held at Mighton Funeral Home. A Private Funeral Service to celebrate Alf's life will be held at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Elmwood and will be live streamed for everyone to join on Thursday, February 25, 2021 at 11 am through the Mighton Funeral Home Facebook page:  https://www.facebook.com/Mighton-Funeral-Home-Ltd-109625187108921  

The live stream will start approximately 5-10 minutes prior to the service - at that time, please look for the live stream video post on the Funeral Home Facebook Page to join the service.  For people unable to join at the time of the service, the live stream video will remain posted and available for viewing afterwards, and will also be posted on the Funeral Home obituary page afterwards.  Rev. Hannes Aasa officiating.  Interment in St. John's Lutheran Cemetery, Elmwood, Ontario.  

Memorial donations to St. John's Lutheran Church in Elmwood or to the Hanover & District Hospital Foundation would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.  Condolences may be sent to the family at www.mightonfuneralhome.ca

                                      

 

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