Lang, Victoria Lynn 1946-2021 Victoria was born on Armistice Day, November 11, 1946, in Great Falls, Montana. She died on August 26, 2021 at NC Little Hospice House in Edina, MN, after a decade of cancer diagnoses and treatments. Thank you to everyone who supported Vicki during this time. Her husband and daughters were by her side when she died. She lived her whole life to the fullest. Vicki’s father worked on the railroad and the family moved to Spokane, then Great Falls, and finally Roseville, where she graduated from Alexander Ramsey High School in 1965. She attended the University of Minnesota and Mankato State College, majoring in art and design. A love of design, she worked in numerous boutiques and retail stores, her favorite being Young Quinlan’s in Minneapolis. She spent several years at National Car Rental and made great friends. She ended her professional career as an office manager for the Lang law firm. Victoria loved exploring and traveling. She went on many adventures with her parents to Glacier, Northern Minnesota Lakes, camping, and Europe. As a young woman, she explored many countries abroad. It was a pleasure for her to tell us about her adventures while hitchhiking around Scotland. She found riding in Scottish Loris particularly noteworthy. The Costa Brava was her favorite stop on her trip to Europe. She liked it so much that she returned years later with her husband Greg. Victoria married the love of her life, Greg, on September 5, 1975. Greg’s daughter Natasha was the flower girl for the wedding. Then came the daughters Cassandra and Lindsey. When asked what was her proudest moment, she said, “Raise my girls”. Her grandchildren brought her joy and entertainment. Greg and Vicki settled in Minneapolis and later moved to Minnetonka and then Excelsior, making many new friends. She tended her houses and gardens with the eye of a designer. Always ready for an adventure, she traveled all her life with her own children and husband. Many happy days were spent in Isle, MN, where Greg grew up. Glacier was also an important place for Vicki, visiting as a child, young adult, married woman, and mother. She loved her family, friends and all living beings. They especially enjoyed bird watching. She brought three exchange students to her home. Pauline from Belgium, Caroline from France and Uldis from Latvia. Everyone thought she was her American mother. She and Greg were at Pauline’s wedding party. She will miss her husband Greg Lang, Greg’s daughter Natasha Praught (Rob), daughter Cassandra Gullicks (Scott), grandsons Brom Gullicks and Rose Gullicks, Lindsey Blake (John), grandsons Alden Blake, Bailey Mae Blake and Greta Blake. Vicki also leaves sister Karen Stutzman (Jim), nephew Ryan Stutzman, niece Erin Stutzman, brother-in-law Dennis Holbert (Melinda), niece Aliesha Carlos, sister-in-law Melissa Olson and niece Mara Olson. A celebration of Victoria’s life is scheduled to take place on a date to be determined. Victoria is cremated and her ashes are partly cremated in Kuper Memorial Cemetery in Chinook, MT and partly in Foster Cemetery near Wahkon, MN, and partly in Glacier National Park, MT.
Published on September 12, 2021