Delone E. Mandelko Langum November 6, 1927 – July 5, 2018
Delone Langum passed away peacefully on July 5, 2018, at the Ramona Senior Manor in Ramona, California surrounded by her family.
Delone was born November 6, 1927 at home in Bristol Township, Minnesota to Carl and Vilda (Krueger) Mandelko.
Delone attended Preston High School in Preston, MN. She was active in various school and church activities, band and she was the 1945 Homecoming Queen and is still wearing her crown today. After high school she worked at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN., until marrying Rodney Langum. They then moved to Minneapolis where they raised 6 children, then moved to Mesa, AZ., living her final years in Ramona, CA.
Delone was a homemaker and a great mother. She was active in various committees at church, schools and their children’s activities. Later in life she worked as a teachers aide at St. Margaret Mary’s Elementary School in Robbinsdale, MN. She also worked as a Bridal Consultant at Macy’s for 22 years in Mesa, AZ. Her passions were her family, friends, golf, sewing, bingo, bridge and the casino. She always enjoyed a good party!
Delone is preceded in death by her husband Rodney L. Langum, parents Carl and Vilda Mandelko, brothers Charles and Delbert Mandelko, son-in-law John Hegland, and other loving family members. Delone is survived by her 6 children, Carol Hegland, Kathleen (Merlin) Jewell, Kyle (Dedra)Langum, Kristin (Dennis) Zook, Kirk (Patty) Langum and Karla Langum, 27 Grandchildren, 22 Great Grandchildren, and brother Allan (Virginia) Mandelko. Also her precious friends Lina Aranda, Jane Sebring, Donna Dobbs, Ginger Kulka and many, many other friends.
Our Mother was a gracious, loving Christian who lived life to its fullest and was at peace with her choices and thanks everyone of you for your love and support. A Celebration of Life will be on September 21, 2018, at Spirit of Joy Lutheran Church in Ramona CA.
In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to Spirit of Joy Lutheran Church, in Ramona, CA or the Elizabeth Hospice in Escondido, CA.
Bonham Bros & Stewart Mortuary and Cremation Service is assisting the family.
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