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Service Details

Visitation:

Monday, April 17, 2017
5:00 to 7:00 pm
Hamilton's Funeral Home
605 Lyon Street
Des Moines, Iowa

Service:

Tuesday, April 18, 2017
11:00 am
Hamilton's Funeral Home
605 Lyon Street
Des Moines, Iowa

Disposition:

Interment
Sugar Grove Cemetery
Metz, Iowa

Arrangements:

Hamilton's Funeral Home
605 Lyon Street
Des Moines, Iowa 50309
(515) 243-5221

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Barbara Langerak

Barbara Alice Langerak
Of Altoona, Iowa

Barbara Langerak, age 82, passed away peacefully on April 13, 2017 at Lutheran Hospital in Des Moines. She was born the daughter of Leonard and Mildred Mallory on November 26, 1934 in Colfax, Iowa.

Barbara and Dale were married in 1953. She worked at Bidwell where she would pass out presents to the kids. She also drove semi-trucks with her husband, Dale. Some of her hobbies and interests included jewelry art, cooking, and helping her friends and neighbors. Barbara had a great sense of humor she was known for being quick witted and overall fun to be around!

Those left to cherish her memory include her children, Debbie (Dane) Washington, Steve (Brenda) Langerak, and Connie Langerak; grandchildren, Shawnda (Kevin) Hooker, MaKayla Langerak, Megan Langerak, and Chance Hill; great-grandchildren, Vanessa Hooker, Dominic Hooker, Jaideyn Hooker, Kelly Langerak, Karlito Langerak, Rico Johnson, and Harlee Jackson; as well as siblings, nieces, nephews, and other extended family.

Barbara was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Dale; parents; grandmother Nondes Thompson; and brothers.

Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m., Monday, April 17, 2017 at Hamilton’s Funeral Home, 605 Lyon Street, Des Moines. Funeral service will begin at 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 18, 2017, also at the funeral home followed by burial at Sugar Grove Cemetery in Metz, Iowa.
Memorial Contributions may be directed to the family in memory of Barbara.

Condolences may be expressed at: HamiltonsFuneralHome.com