Ethel Mary (Langer) Hannot
Monday, May 27, 2013 10:01 PM
Ethel Mary (Langer) Hannot, 89, formerly of 1223 Elizabeth Avenue, Marinette, passed away peacefully at Augustana Manor on Sunday, May 26, 2013. She was born in Marinette on March 18, 1924, at 5:30 p.m. to the late Paul and Ethel (Johnson) Langer.
Baptized at Our Lady of Lourdes Church on Water Street, First Holy Communion on May 29, 1932 and confirmed on May 8, 1938. Ethel attended Our Lady of Lourdes School graduating in 1942. She was honored for being the first student in Lourdes to take and transcribe 140 words a minute in Gregg Shorthand and having it typed in record time. After graduation she worked for the NYA, National Youth Association, as a typist for the summer months and for a short time worked at the Economy Dress Store and Lauerman's in downtown Marinette. Attorney Louis M. Nelson approached her while working at the NYA Office and asked her to work for him at $12.00 a week. She worked for Attorney Nelson from September 1942 until November 1947. Ethel met Gerald Hannot on December 19, 1941 after roller skating at the Armory Building. She wrote to Gerald during World War II. They were married on August 22, 1946 at Our Lady of Lourdes Church. In March 1967, Ethel started working the Law Offices of Kopish, Miron and Boyle as a legal secretary to Francis Boyle. She worked there until June 1972, after all five children graduated from Catholic Central High School, formerly Lourdes, of which she was very proud. Ethel started ceramics classes in her home in 1970 and continued to 1987. At one time she had 70 students - three kilns - in the basement. She also enjoyed making Christmas beaded ornaments. Ethel belonged to Lourdes Church until 1958 and has been an active member of Holy Family Parish (St. Joseph's Church) since.
In her early years, Ethel was active in school and church activities organizing many Altar Boy and Choir Girl picnics. She became a member of the Altar Society in 1959 - holding every office over the years - some twice. In 1974, she and her sister Elaine organized an Arts and Crafts Group, within the Altar Society in St. Anne's Hall of the Sister's Convent. Ethel was also a member of the Emergency Rescue Squad Auxiliary and volunteered for Meals on Wheels. For the past 60 years, she, her sisters, daughters and nieces met once a month for "Birthday Club" to celebrate birthdays that month and to share family stories.
Surviving are her children: Christine (Dale) Pecard, Mary Janquart, Kathleen (Steve) Langill, Eileen (Richard) Tork and daughter-in-law, Sally Hannot; ten grandchildren: Michelle (Chad) Lindstrom, Eric (special friend Gina) Hannot, Thomas (Pam) Pecard, Brian (special friend Mandy) Janquart, Anne (Matt) Pecard-Russell, Jerry Hannot, Daniel (Kristie) Pecard, Jennifer (special friend Ben) Langill, Joseph (Laura) Janquart, Amber (Andy) Bomber; nine great-grandchildren: Gage (fiancé Brittney) Hannot, Paige and Jacob Lindstrom, twins Lucius and Gavin Janquart, Connor and Emma Pecard, Owen Russell and Payton Janquart; stepchildren Steve Bannow & Nicole Twork and Stepgrandchildren: Samuel Garrity, Brittney Praznik, Matthew, Meghan, Mitchel and Madison Bannow, Madison and Myla. Also survived by her special family, sisters: Lorraine (Don) Sorensen, of Iron Mt, Mich., Margaret (friend Richard) Christiansen; Paula (Satch) Englund, both of Menominee; many nieces and nephews and friends. Special young friends: Abigail, Carson, Keegan and Kennedy. Ethel was preceded in death by her husband, Gerald on March 22, 1998; her son, Stephen on February 1, 2013; sister, Lucille Pelon and Elaine Lesperance; brothers: Robert, William, and George Langer; a sister, Mary; two brothers: Paul and Charles died in infancy. Also preceded by sister-in-laws: Irene Carter and Phyllis Deschaine.
Family and friends may call at HANSEN-ONION-MARTELL FUNERAL HOME on Thursday, May 30, 2013, from 4 to 7 p.m. with a rosary at 6:45 p.m. followed by a wake service at 7 p.m. Funeral Mass will be held at Holy Family Parish-St. Joseph Church, Carney Blvd., on Friday, May 31, 2013, at 11 a.m. The Reverend Joseph Dorner will officiate.
Burial will be at Riverside Cemetery, Menominee.
In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund to Holy Family Parish, St. Vincent De Paul and the Salvation Army has been established.
Mom loves her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was known for her detailed memories and history of the past and knowing every special occasion of her family members, extended family and friends. She loved receiving cards and notes and always responded with a special note in return. Mom was a very giving person and had many special people in her life for which we are grateful. She loves the Lord Jesus, the Church and the Rosary. Mom was the stronghold of the family and the glue that held all of us together.