Monica Schloesser

monica schloesser
Monica June Langer was born June 4th, 1952 at St. John’s in Fargo, North Dakota. She was likely delivered by her future mother-in-law who was the head nurse of the delivery room. She was raised in Alice, North Dakota and spoke lovingly of her hometown throughout her life. She moved to Fargo at age four. She graduated from Shanley in 1970 and then entered nursing school. She met Michael Schloesser in 1970 and married him July 27, 1973 at Holy Spirit. They spent the remainder of their youth as self-described hippies which ended with the birth of their first child. She worked for twenty years as a nurse at Dakota Hospital on 4-North. She got a degree in social work in 1988 and did her homework on the same table as her children. She enjoyed working with the geriatric population and started Silver Follies as a project for her degree. Monica enjoyed rock and roll music and travelling with her husband and kids. She went to London, Rome, Istanbul, Greece, Prague, and Puerto Rico, and countless family vacations. Monica died peacefully in her home surrounded by family. She is survived by her husband Michael Schloesser, three children Erin Schloesser, Erika Lovaas, Neil Schloesser, two grandkids Madison and Hunter Lovaas, and brother Gary Langer. She is preceded in death by her parents Ernest and Beatrice Langer, brother Ron, and half- sister Pauline into heaven. Her final adventure began February 17. Happy trails Mom.  

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  1. Dear Mike, Erin, Erika, and Neil,
    Please know that you all are in our thoughts and prayers! I know you will cherish the memories of the travels you have shared over the years. Let us know if we can help you through this difficult journey!
    Curt, Laurie, Dylan, and Lexi Schmoll

  2. Schlosser/Langer Family,

    Both Sherry and I send our condolences to the family.
    I have a lot of fond memories of cousin Monica; especially since she
    was only 6 hours older than me. I never did think that was fair but birth labor starts when it wants to.

    We are glad that Monica was able to be home with her family till the end. She always enjoyed her children and grandchildren. We know you all have a lot of fond memories, too. Lyle and Sherry.

  3. Neil and family,

    I am so sorry for your loss. I only had the pleasure of meeting Monica a handful of times at work, but I remember liking her sense of humor, and we’d chat about our favorite TV shows. She was a great lady and you are all in our thoughts and prayers.

  4. RIP sweet lady. On behalf of the Gene Nygaard family we send our sincere sympathies,prayers for peace as you celebrate the life of your mother,grandma and precious wife.. Monica’s mother and father were my godparents. Bea and Ernie were very close to our family. I recall many good times in Fargo with Monica as our families shared meals,games and day long activities. Usually running around the house like “wild Indians”.
    Ahhh…the good ole days where extended families ALWAYS had time to be together.
    Our Prayers and Blessings.

    Karen Nygaard Paxton
    Jan Nygaard Arens
    Barb Nygaard Rice
    Mark Nygaard
    R.E Nygaard(Gene)

  5. Dear Michael and family..we are so sorry for your loss and we really appreciated getting to know Monica during your “brief” stay here in TN. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and yours.

  6. Dear Mike and Family,
    I’m so sorry for your loss. You will be in my thoughts and prayers.
    Maryjane Marsden Martens

  7. Mike and family, We are unable to make it to the funeral but wanted you to know how sad we are to hear of Monica’s death. I will miss running in to her. I still remember when she lived in Alice and how much Mom and Dad enjoyed visiting with her parents. She is in a better place now. Take care.

  8. My deepest sympathies to Monica’s family. I met Monica and Michael in 2004 when they moved to Tennessee. I instantly loved them both. Their quick whit and love for family and friends was inspirational. She will be missed.

  9. Ryan & Erika & Family,
    We were hoping to come and be with you all thru this hard time but distance has separated us…just wanted you all to know that we are Thinking of your family at this very sad time…time will heal your loss & memories will live on in your hearts…many reminders will surface as you face the days ahead but they will eventually put smiles on your faces again because those were the good times with your mom. Sending you our Love & lifting you up in Prayer along with many HUGS!!! Love you, Grandpa & Grandma Lovaas

  10. Mike,
    Mike and I were saddened to hear of Monica’s death. Your family has been through so much in the last several years. You are all in our prayers.

  11. Gary and family. Your sister lived a wonderful life. Thanks for sharing her story with us in the lovely obituary. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. Cathy (worked with Gary at MnSCU)

  12. Mike and family we are sadden by the passing of Monica. I remember the day you were planting flowers and she was giving you advice which plant would be better in certain pots. I thought it was such a tender moment. Your in our thoughts and prayers.

  13. Mike & Family,

    We were all saddened to hear of Monica’s passing. Keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers.

    Brock Franke
    Franke & Associates

  14. Dear Michael and Family,
    We were sorry to hear of Monica’s death. I have good memories of working with her at Dakota Hospital. We are keeping the whole family in our thoughts and prayers. Take care of yourselves.
    Wishing you Peace, Judy and Michael Drew

  15. Dear Mike, Erin, Erika, and Neil,
    Tim and I are so sad for your Loss. You and your family are in our Hearts and Minds.
    We are here for you.
    Deepest Sympathy,
    Tim & Jill Krahn

  16. sincerest sympathy. I knew Monica in the seventies at good old Dakota hospital days and what memories I have. She was quite a gal and always full of fun and laughter and never a dull moment!!!

  17. Was saddened to hear of Monica’s death. I so enjoyed working with her . There was never a dull moment at work when she showed up. Her positive attitude for life was such a great thing to see. She loved her family and spoke of them often. Mike, you were for sure THE LOVE OF HER LIFE !!!!!!!! Her family meant everything to her. She will be grately missed.
    My prayers go out to you and your family.
    Kathy Kuntz
    Bradenton, Florida

  18. Dear Michael and family. I just found Monica (Mom’s) notice. I am so sorry to hear of her passing. Connie and I were out of the country from Jan to May and were not in contact with family. Please know that you are and will always be in our hearts and prayers.

    Connie, Joe and the Grims’ of Utah.

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