May 18, 2023
Crystal Ann (Langer) Ahrens Marker was born on the family farm in Jewell County, Kansas. She was the second of six children born to Glen and Frieda (Harkins) Langer. She attended first grade at Pleasant Valley School in Jewell County. Then she finished her schooling at Superior Public Schools. The Langer family moved to the Twin Barns farm northeast of Superior in 1943. Crystal had taken piano lessons from an early age and continued with advanced piano through high school. During her senior year, the Methodist minister's wife taught her to play the organ and she accompanied many musical...
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