Marilyn Langmaid, 86, of Newton, Iowa passed away on Friday, November 17, 2023, at Mery One Hospital in Newton. Per her wishes no services will be held. A private family burial in Union Cemetery will be held at a later date.
Marilyn was born on May 31, 1937, to Hubert and Dorothy (Gray) Dorothy in rural Newton. Her family relocated to California but eventually returned to Newton where she graduated from Newton High School with the class of 1954. Marilyn began working at the Jasper County Savings Bank. She married the love of her life Don “Bud” Langmaid Jr. in Kellogg on December 1, 1956. The couple lived on the farm north of Newton. Marilyn was an excellent mother and farm wife. After the kids were raised, she returned to the workforce and worked as a para pro at Emerson Hough School. Marilyn also worked at Big Bear.
She was a member of the Wittemberg Church, Wittemberg Grange, Mother’s Club, and the United Methodist Church in Newton. Marilyn loved spending time with her family, most especially her grandchildren. She loved to take them camping. She also enjoyed collecting coupons, writing to her pen pals, bus trips with Bud, and camping.
Those left to cherish her loving memory are her husband of 66 years Bud Langmaid; children Kirk (Theresa) Langmaid, Kelvin (Genevieve) Langmaid, and Kent (Teri) Langmaid; grandchildren Meegan Langmaid-Keller, Ryan (Dawn) Langmaid, Ross (Amber) Langmaid, Tina (Dustin) Langmaid, Grant (Sammi) Langmaid, Jessica Langmaid, Nicole (Mark Neyens) Langmaid and Kayla (Adam) Singletary; 22 great and great-great grandchildren; and sister-in law Sandra Warden.
Marilyn was preceded in death by her parents; sisters Rita Layton and Sheryl O’Malley; and brother Steve Dorothy.
Memorial contributions may be directed to the family, which will be directed towards Wittemberg Church Historical Society and Jasper Co. Historical Museum.
Fredregill Funeral & Cremation Care has been entrusted with Marilyn’s cremation care.