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James R. Langowski

December 7, 1935 ~ November 9, 2022 (age 86)


Born in Winona, MN on December 7 ,1935 to the late Sylvester and Genevieve, Jim passed away on November 9 ,2022 peacefully at his home in Alameda, CA    He joins his wife Diane who he was married to for 50 years. They moved their family from Winona to Alameda in 1969. Together they ran a Tire Retreading Business (Retread Engineers) and they were both equally responsible for its growth and success; children, Timothy, Theresa Hadenfeldt, Thomas, Tamela Lucero and Theodore(Ted); grandchildren, Jennifer, Jamie, Nicholas, and Kyle Hadenfeldt, Rebecca, Samantha, Tyler and Spencer; siblings, Gerald, John and Judy Thesing. He loved his family and will be dearly missed.

James played Fast Pitch Softball for years in Minnesota as a pitcher where he went to multiple State Championships and last October, he was inducted into the Minnesota Softball Hall of Fame. James always donated to multiple organizations most notably Alameda Baseball, St. Mary’s College in Winona where he graduated and a variety of Schools and Clubs in both the Alameda and Winona Areas.

There will be Two Masses held in His Honor in Winona. They will be held at St. Mary’s Church in Winona on Sunday December 18th and January 8th at 10:30 a.m.

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