In memory of

Virginia Langbein

February 14, 1931 - March 2, 2020
From: Wall Lake, IA
Virginia Langbein

Virginia Langbein

Born: February 14, 1931
Died: March 2, 2020
Age: 89
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   Virginia Langbein, age 89 of Wall Lake, IA, passed away peacefully on Monday, March 2, 2020, at Twilight Acres in Wall Lake. Virginia May Fertig was born on Valentine’s Day, February 14, 1931, the daughter of LaVern and Vera (Worden) Fertig in Odebolt, IA. Virginia was a life-long member of Peace Lutheran Church in Wall Lake where she was both baptized and confirmed.

   Virginia attended country school in Wall Lake and graduated from Wall Lake High School with the class of 1948. She attended Buena Vista College for teaching and went on to teach country school and eventually, at Wall Lake Elementary School.

   On December 28, 1950, Virginia married Robert Langbein at Peace Lutheran Church in Wall Lake. This union was blessed with three children: Dennis, David, and Dawn. They raised their family on a farm outside of Wall Lake. Virginia taught country school until she and Bob started a family, she then remained at home for several years to raise her children. When she decided to start teaching again, she taught at St. Martins in Odebolt and then at Wall Lake Elementary and while doing so, continued her education at Buena Vista College as she hadn’t received her full teaching degree when she attended the first time. Virginia was the kind of teacher that students remembered. She had such a great impact on so many.  “One of her goals was trying to help her students succeed.  She was always standing beside them with encouragement and incentives to achieve this goal.”

   She was very active in her church as a Sunday School teacher and member of Daughters of Peace.  Her faith was very important to her and it showed by the great example she set for her family and friends by allowing her faith to lead her in all she did throughout her life.

   Virginia was a great cook and loved cooking for others. She also enjoyed playing cards with her neighborhood ladies, Town and Country Card Club.  Spending time with her family though, was her highest priority and brought her the greatest joy. She will be missed dearly by all who knew and loved her.

   Those left to cherish her memory include her children, David Langbein of Wall Lake, IA, and Dawn Dorman of Sioux Falls, SD; grandson Dylan Dorman of Sioux Falls, SD; sister-in-law Mary Fertig of Wall Lake, IA; many extended family members and friends.

   Virginia was preceded in death by her husband, Robert; son Dennis; brothers Bernie Fertig and Arnold Fertig; and son-in-law William Dorman.



11:00 a.m., Friday
March 6, 2020
Peace Lutheran Church
Wall Lake, Iowa

Reverend Roger Carlisle
5:00-8:00 p.m., Thursday with
family present from 6:00-8:00 p.m.
March 5, 2020
Peace Lutheran Church
Wall Lake, Iowa
Wall Lake Cemetery
Wall Lake, Iowa


Thursday, March 19, 2020 at 1:58 PM
“We just wanted to tell you that we got to know Virginia when she was at Twilight Acres... such a sweet woman. She actually made my day when she shared stories of my mom who passed over 5 years ago. Treasured memories to be sure. We are so sorry for your loss.”
- Susan M Snodgrass
Friday, March 13, 2020 at 11:11 AM
“My Dad Gerald Schluter enjoyed keeping in touch with his former teacher Mrs. Langbein. He spoke very highly of her and her positive impact on his life. I remember how she always said hi to me at Peace Lutheran when I visited from Virginia and she would tell me how smart my Dad was. She was a kind, caring soul. My prayers to your family.”
- Debbie Schluter Bauer
Saturday, March 7, 2020 at 9:21 AM
“Our thoughts and prayers are with you in the loss of your mother. She truly was a wonderful lady.
Hold onto all your fond memories. ”
- Don and Donna Tjaden
Thursday, March 5, 2020 at 1:16 PM
“My sympathy to the family and keeping you in my prayers.”
- Sally Anglum
Thursday, March 5, 2020 at 10:02 AM
“So sorry to hear of your loss. Virginia will be missed dearly. The family is in my prayers. Melissa ”
- Melissa Langbein
Tuesday, March 3, 2020 at 10:21 PM
“Aunt Virginia,
I will deeply miss you. I am so happy I saw you a few years ago with my sisters we have an awesome time spending the day with you. You will hav e the highest spot in heaven. Love you your niece Kristee ”
- Kristee Stastny
Tuesday, March 3, 2020 at 4:17 PM
“Our thoughts and prayers are with you.”
- Gene and Marla Friedrichsen
Tuesday, March 3, 2020 at 1:49 PM
“So sorry for your loss ”
- Cindi Fertig
Tuesday, March 3, 2020 at 1:00 PM
“our sincere sympathy”
- Mark & Jolene Stoelk
Tuesday, March 3, 2020 at 11:20 AM
“Heaven gained another Angel this week! Fond memories of a great teacher and beautiful, kind woman. God's blessings to family”
- Janet Determann Lightfoot
Tuesday, March 3, 2020 at 11:20 AM
“So sorry for your loss, she was a wonderful person and teacher. ”
- Marsha Bornhorst
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