PASO ROBLES — Florence Marie Lang, 93, of Paso Robles died on Feb. 6, 2013.
She was born in Plattsmouth, Nebraska on a family farm on July 22, 1919.
She attended the Catholic Church and schools in the small town. Her parents were Mikel Sedlak and Cathrine Chop emigrated to America from Czechoslovakia. In her early 20s, she met and married Wilbert R. Lang. They ran a small restaurant until her husband was drafted into the Army for World War II. The service brought them to Paso Robles for training at Camp Roberts until he was shipped out for duty.
It was during this time that Florence decided to stay in California with the Hambly family until her husband’s return. Paso Robles became their life-long home. The Tuley family was also involved with helping her during the war effort.
Florence was the last surviving member of 10 children.
She is survived by her children, Nancy Lang Smith and Mary Catherine Lang of Atascadero, Susan Wich and Stephen Kraynick of Buckeye, Ariz., Steven Wich of Springbranch, Texas. She also has nieces and nephews in Southern California.
She was preceded in death by her devoted husband Wilbert Lang in January, 2008 after 67 years of marriage.
Together, they were devoted members of Saint Rose Church. The both had unconditional love for their children and grandchildren. Services will be held Thursday, Feb. 14 at Saint Rose of Lima at 11 a.m. with internment at the Paso Robles District Ceremony.
The family asks that donations be made to Hospice Partners of the Central Coast and Senior Nutrition in Atascadero.For the complete article see the 02-13-2013 issue.
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