Doris E. Langaard, 79, of Coon Valley, passed away Monday April 5, 2021 at Norseland Nursing Home in Westby, with her 3 daughters by her side.
She was born May 3, 1941 to Arnold and Dorothy (Groth) Helke. She grew up on the family farm near Stoddard and graduated from Central High School in 1959. She enjoyed working at the YMCA, La Crosse Footwear and then Walmart. She married in 1966 and later divorced. She then met Arlis Larson who she enjoyed spending time with. They went to many events together until his passing.
Doris had a quiet, easy going personality that many adored. She enjoyed playing euchre and listening to “oompa” music. Throughout her younger years, she loved dancing to live music – waltzes, polka, two-step. She also enjoyed fishing and gardening. Doris was a great cook, a great mother and friend to many.
Survivors include her 3 children, Peggy (Corey) Fortun of Westby, Andi (Scott) Yttri of Westby and Julie (Greg) Jenniges of Mindoro; 7 grandsons, Cody and Jessy Fortun, Jed, Ty, Sam Jenniges, and Jacob and Lukas Yttri; siblings Karen (Jake) Bowser, Lyle (Ardell) Helke, Arvin (Linda) Helke and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
She was preceded in death by her parents and a sister, Marie (Leonard) Stettner.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday April 9, 2021 at St. Peter’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Chaseburg. Rev. Steven Oldre will officiate with burial in the church cemetery. A visitation will be held at the church on Friday from 9:30 a.m. until service time. The Seland Funeral Home in Coon Valley is assisting the family. Condolences may be given at selandsfuneralhome.com. Memorials by be given to Norseland Nursing Home or St. Peter’s Lutheran Church.
The family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff of Norseland Nursing Home, the former Old Times Assisted Living and St. Croix Hospice for their love, care and support.
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