In Memory of

Jeannette Langholdt

June 22, 1923 - December 3, 2011
Jeannette Langholdt, the daughter of Martin and Elizabeth (Schiltz) Arens was born June 22, 1923, near Remsen, Iowa. Her early childhood years were spent in Remsen where she attended school. On January 30, 1943, Jeannette was united in marriage to Clarence Langholdt in Le Mars, Iowa. Following their marriage they lived in Le Mars and then Marshalltown, IA. Jeannette worked in the restaurant business and cleaned houses. The couple moved to Cherokee in 1957 and she worked at the lunch program at I.C. School for many years and then worked at the Mental Health Institute for 18 years. Jeannette was a member of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Cherokee, Catholic Daughters of America, and the I.C. Ladies Union. She enjoyed embroidery, crocheting, dancing, and playing cards. Most of all, Jeannette loved being around her family and friends. She will forever be known as a loving grandmother and fantastic cook. On December 3, 2011, Jeannette passed away at the Le Mars Good Samaritan Village at the age of 88. She was preceded in death by her husband, Clarence Langholdt; parents, Martin and Elizabeth Arens; two brothers, Bob and Clyde Arens; three sisters, Elaine Mckown, Anita Zimmer, and Betty Price; and two sisters-in-law, Lois Arens and Esther Mungun. She will be lovingly remembered by her children: Dennis (Mary Kay) Langholdt of Boone, IA, Terry (Dianna) Langholdt of Cherokee, IA, Randy (Judy) Langholdt of Surprise, AZ, and Rick (Dot) Langholdt of Iowa City, IA; one sister, Ruth Colling of Remsen, IA; four brothers, Floyd Arens of Grass Valley, CA, Marty (Donna) Arens of Le Mars, IA, Tom (Marlene) Arens of Le Mars, IA, and Jim Arens of Le Mars, IA; 12 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; one great-great-granddaughter; as well as many nieces; nephews; other relatives; and friends.
Funeral serivces will be held at 10:30 A.M. Friday, December 9, 2011 at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Cherokee.
Father Armand Bertrand
Chad Langholdt Tricia Langholdt Adam Langholdt Don Marx Frank Galusha Denny Dilocker
Visitation will begin at noon on Thursday, with the family present from 5:00-7:00 P.M. Thursday night at Greenwood Funeral Home in Cherokee. There will be a rosary by the Catholic Daughters of America at 4:00 P.M. Thursday and a prayer service at 7:00 P.M. Thursday night at the funeral home.
Mt. Calvary Cemetery Cherokee, Iowa


Wednesday, December 7, 2011 at 12:00 AM
“Dear Denny,

I was sorry to read of your mother's death. There are many fond memories of her when you were in high school. We now live in Laramie, Wyoming and it would be great to get in touch with you again. You can reach me at

I hope the sadness of your mother's death soon passes and you, Mary Kay and the rest of your family have a joyous Christmas.

With warmest regards, Jon Howdeshell
- Jon Howdeshell
Tuesday, December 6, 2011 at 12:00 AM
“I am so sorry for your loss. I can remember many, many times spending the night in Cherokee at Aunt Jeanette and Uncle Clarence's. It was such a blast, as they let us go to the swimming pool, and of course we always walked to the candy store to get our 'rock candy'. They let us drink all the Coca-Cola we wanted which was always a treat! Oh, and I don't want to forget to mention how cool they were with their 'lava lamp' and all. Those are some childhood memories that seem like just yesterday. Jeanette and Clarence were so good to all of us kids and we will always remember their kindness. ”
- Toni (Arens) Sitzmann
Tuesday, December 6, 2011 at 12:00 AM
“You are in our Prayers and Thoughts. Remember your mother when she worked at the Mental Health with my mom Pearl Cargin.”
- Sally A Wilkie
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