Bertha M. "Bertie" Lang

Bertha M. “Bertie” Lang, 92, Hays, died Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2020, at Wilson Care and Rehabilitation Center.

She was born July 26, 1928, in Catharine to Justus P. and Bertha (Staab) Walters. On May 17, 1950

She married Ralph J. Lang on May 17, 1950, in Catharine and they celebrated 63 years of marriage before he preceded her in death May 21, 2013.

She was a member of Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church and Daughters of Isabella Circle No. 254. She enjoyed babies and baking for her family.

Survivors include four sons, Robert Lang and wife, Mary, Manhattan, Steve Lang, Lawrence, Tim Lang and wife Lisa, and Brian Lang and wife, Anne, all of Hays; two sisters, Dorothy Lang and Shirley Weigel, both of Hays; 12 grandchildren, Chad Lang and wife, Kelly, Clint Lang, Carson Lang and wife, Shelby, Brent Lang, Chris Lang, Devin Lang and wife, Ashley, Colin Lang and wife, Mary, Emily Thomasson and husband, Scott, Beth Aldridge and husband, Nathan, Crystal Cummins, Lauren Westfall and husband, Adam, and Grace Lang;17 great-grandchildren, Kyle, Bobby, Casey, Kyra, Austin, Daimon, Mason, Brianna, Charlotte, Allie, Jace, Camden, Marabelle, Nolan, Dylan, Dustin, and Derek; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; nine brothers, Alfred “Fritz”, Florence, Paul, Rudolf, Rupert, Rudolf, Romauld, Francis, and Alexius Walters; and three sisters, Emelia Cole, Helen Stecklein, and Adelaide Dinkel.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church, Hays; burial in St. Joseph Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday and from 9 to 9:45 Monday, both at Hays Memorial Chapel Funeral Home, 1906 Pine, Hays, KS 67601.

A Daughters of Isabella rosary will be at 5:30 p.m. Sunday, followed by a vigil at 6:30 p.m., all at the funeral home.

Memorials are suggested to Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church in care of the funeral home. Condolences can be sent to the family at

Published on December 10, 2020