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Francis H. Langer
Francis H. Langer, 78, of Marinette passed away on Tuesday, Oct. 1 at the Luther Home.
Born on July 23, 1935 to Aloysius and Vera (Hurley) Langer in Menominee, he graduated from Our Lady of Lourdes High School. Following graduation, he attended NWTC for electrical and plumbing classes and then joined the Army Reserves. He married Gail McWilliams on Sept. 29, 1962 in Marinette.
He worked at Scott Paper for many years until retiring and then worked for Valu-Care Pharmacy for over five years. A member of Holy Family Parish, he was a lifelong usher since high school and was also a CCD teacher for five years. After his retirement, he trained to be an Acolyte in the church and served at many weddings and funerals. He was a member of the Marinette Catholic Central Athletic Association, former member of the Elks club, a Fourth Degree member of the Marinette Knights of Columbus Council #719 and was awarded the local K.C.s Family of the Month twice and also K.C.s Family of the Month for the State of Wisconsin. He enjoyed camping, especially his yearly trip to Door County, watching Packer games and loved spending time with his family.
He is survived by his wife Gail; a daughter, Lori (Steve) Paul and a son, Michael (Karna) Langer, both of Marinette; a sister, Joanne Parmelee of Menominee; four grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Jack Langer.
Family and friends may call at Holy Family Parish-Our Lady of Lourdes Church, Taylor Street on Thursday, Oct.10 from 9:30 a.m. until time of Funeral Mass at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Joseph Dorner officiating. Burial will be in Forest Home Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established. Thielen Funeral Home is assisting the family.
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