Hildegard Lang

Obituary of Hildegard K. Lang

Hildegard K. Lang passed away peacefully on March 28 with her daughters at her side. She was born on February 8, 1914 in Kiel, Germany to Gustav and Amalie (Goebel) Struck. A caring, kind and active woman, who enjoyed gardening, entertaining and dancing, Hilde was loved by all who had the privilege to meet her. A kindergarten teacher in her native Germany, Hilde moved to Caldwell, NJ with her family in 1952 and soon learned to speak English and to work at Hy's Foodtown as a cashier until her retirement in 1976. She and her husband, Helmut Lang, moved to Cedar Glen Lakes, a retirement community in Whiting, NJ in 1978 and became active members of the Square and Folk Dance Groups. Hilde especially enjoyed her work with the Garden Club, acting as president for several years. After the death of Helmut and her beloved son Hans-Juergen Lang, Hilde moved north to South Windsor, CT. She joined the South Windsor Community Center as an active folk dancer and member of the Red Hat Society, dancing with her group at her 90th birthday party in 2004. Illness brought Hilde to Kimberly Hall in 2006, where the staff lovingly cared for her. A devoted mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, Hilde is survived by daughters: Helga Plemenik of Mt. Olive, NJ; daughter, Ingrid Mueller and husband Horst of South Windsor, CT.; grandsons Steven Plemenik and his wife Pamela of Stroudsburg, PA; Bruce Plemenik of Long Valley, NJ; Michael Mueller and his wife Morgan of San Anselmo, CA; Erik Mueller and his wife Courtney Macomber of San Anselmo, CA; granddaughters Christine Dawson and her husband Richard of Clarksburg, NJ and Laura Plemenik of Mt. Olive, NJ. She also leaves six grandchildren: Kyle Plemenik, Jonathan Plemenik, Grace, Abigail and Jack Dawson and Maisie Mueller.Friends may call on Thursday, April 2 from 10:00am-11:00 am at Willliam J. Leber Funeral Home, 15 Furnace Rd. (on corner of Rt. 206) in Chester, NJ. The Funeral Service will begin at held at 11:00am. Burial will be at 2:00 pm at Whiting Memorial Park in Whiting, NJ. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Hildegard's name to the Kimberly Hall Recreation Fund, One Emerson Drive, Windsor, CT 06095

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