Ida Matilda Langholff
 
 
Ida M Langholff, 100, of Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin, died on Sunday, June 12, 2005, at Wellington Meadows in Fort Atkinson. Ida was born on Aug 21 1904, in Schweitzer, Ky., the daughter of William L and Elizabeth Mack Zastrow. Ida attended scholls inFranklin, Ky., and Bartlett Kansas., moving to Cambridge when the family purchased a farm near there in 1921. On June 4, 1927, Ida married Clarence A "Cal" Langholff, at the home of her parents in Cambridge, by the Rev. Palmer Jahnke of St Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church in Ft Atkinson. Prior to her marriage, Ida worked in Milwaukee and Evanston, Illinois. After her marriage, she worked at the Whitewater Raincoat Factory during WW II and then worked for W.D. Hoard and Sons Co for 25 years, retiring in 1970. Ida was a member of St Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church, and its Ladies Aid and Bible class. She also was a charter member of the local chapter of American Association of Retired Persons and was instrumental, with her husband, in helping to start the local chapter. She also served on its executive board for several years. Ida was a former member of the Lakeside Lutheran High School Auxiliayr. She was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary and the Fort Atkinson Historical Society. She was a member of the Fort Atkinson Hospital Auxiliary for many years and in past years, served as a volunteer at the Bethesda Lutheran Home in Watertown and Countryside Home in Jefferson. Surviving are her husband, Clarence A "Cal" Langholff of Ft Atkinson; a daughter, Norma J Mumm of Farmington Hills, Mi; a son, Kenneth L (Emily) Langholff of Ft Atkinson; four grandchildren, Tom (Linda) Mumm of Walled Lake, MI., Brenda (Andy) Ruzzin of Farmington Hills, MI., Faith Schutters of Tecumseth, MO., and Bruce (Laura) Langholff of Watertown; Seven great-grandchildren; and two great-great grandchildren. Ida was the oldest of nine children in her family and surviving are two sisters, Helen Armstrong of Watertown and Irma Harman, Muncie, IN., and two brothers, Paul Zastrwo, Cambridge, and Harold (Gerry) Zastrow of Ft Atkinson. Funeral services will be held Friday, June 17, at 11 am St Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church in Ft Atkinson, with the Rev. Michael Duncan officiating. Burial will follow in Evergreen Cemetery in Fort Atkinson. Friends may call from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Thursday at the Nitardy Funeral Home in Fort Atkinson and after 10:00 a.m. on Friday at the church until the services. Those wishing to express their sympathy may wish to consider memorial at St Paul's Lutheran Church, Lakeside Lutheran High School, the Ft Atkinson Area Senior Citizens Center or Rainbow Hospice of Jefferson.
 
From the Daily Jefferson Union Newspaper June 2005

 

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