LaDez Pangerl of Rock Creek died peacefully at her home on Wednesday, March 14, 2018 at the age of 89.
LaDez Ethel Olson was born April 6, 1928 to Bill and Jennie (Dahlstrom) Olson in Rush City, Minnesota. She attended numerous country schools in the Rock Creek area. In 1946, LaDez graduated from Pine City High School. She enjoyed growing up on the farm with her six brothers.
On June 3, 1948 LaDez Olson and Bernard Pangerl were married. They lived and worked together on a dairy farm on the Brunswick Road while raising their five children. LaDez had a unique ability to draw out the best in people and made everyone feel special! She loved to serve coffee, make food for those who needed it, send homemade cards to those who were sick, and make phone calls to see how people were doing in their lives. Her love of serving others showed through in her many years working as a waitress; she had a beautiful smile and provided excellent service to her customers. She prided herself on being independent and insisted on mowing her own lawn, driving her own car and living in her own home until the end.
LaDez was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and made friends everywhere she went. She was precious and will be greatly missed by all.
LaDez is survived by her children: Kathy (Steve) Watrin of Mora, Jayne Pangerl of Pine City, Jeff (Sharon) Pangerl of Pine City, Deb (Gary Palmquist) Pangerl of Rush City, Sherri (Bruce) Anderson of Pine City; 8 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; brother Ronnie (Jan) Olson of Pine City; sisters-in-law Jenny Olson of Pine City, Franny Nordeen of Braham, Gladys Haugrud of Rush City, Sharon Olson of Pine City; brother-in-law Art Pangerl of Pine City; many other relatives and friends.
LaDez is preceded in death by her parents William & Jennie Olson; husband Bernard Pangerl; siblings: Dale (Shirley) Olson, Kenny (Delores) Olson, Harold Olson, Chuckie (Elaine) Olson, Cliff (Arlene) Olson; infant brothers Gerald & Gordon Olson; brothers-in-law Bobby Olson and Merle Nordeen; son-in-law Fred Francis; Doris Mohr.
Deacon Gene Biever will celebrate a Service of Christian Burial for LaDez: 10:30 AM; Monday, (3/19/18) at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Pine City. A time of visitation and reviewal is planned from 1-4 PM Sunday (3/18/18) with a 3:30 PM Rosary at Swanson Funeral Chapel and also 1 hour prior to the service at St. Anthony Commons at church. The interment will take place at 10 AM Saturday (3/24/18) in Calvary Cemetery in Pine City, all are welcome to attend.
Memorials are preferred in lieu of flowers.
Funeral arrangements are entrusted to: Funeral and Cremation Service of Pine City ~ Swanson Chapel.