Francis H. Langer, 78, of Marinette passed away on Tuesday, October 1, 2013, at the Luther Home. He was born on July 23, 1935, to Aloysius and Vera (Hurley) Langer in Menominee, Mich.
He graduated from Our Lady of Lourdes High School. Following graduation, Fran took both electrical and plumbing classes at NWTC and joined the Army Reserves. Fran married Gail McWilliams on September 29, 1962, in Marinette. He worked at Scott Paper for many years until retiring. He then worked for the Valu-Care Pharmacy for over five years. Fran was a member of Holy Family Parish where he was a lifelong usher, having started in high school. He 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. Francis was a member of the Catholic Central Athletic Association and a Fourth Degree member of the Marinette Knights of Columbus Council #719. He was awarded the K.C.'s Family of the Month twice; as well as the K.C.'s Family of the Month for the State of Wisconsin. Francis was also a former member of the ELKS club. Francis loved spending time with his family. He enjoyed camping, especially his yearly trip to Door County and watching the Packer games.
Francis is survived by his loving wife, Gail; daughter, Lori (Steve) Paul of Marinette; son, Michael (Karna) Langer of Marinette; sister, Joanne Parmelee of Menominee; four grandchildren: Robert, Elizabeth, Lily, and Gordon; as well as many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and brother Jack Langer.
Family and friends may call at Holy Family Parish-Our Lady of Lourdes Church, Taylor Street on Thursday, October 10th from 9:30 a.m. until 11 a.m. A Funeral Mass will be held at 11 a.m. with the Reverend Joseph Dorner officiating.
Burial will be in Forest Home Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established.
The family would like to extend a warm thank you to Dr. Daroach, the Luther Home Staff, and Fr. Joseph Dorner for all the compassion and care shown.
Thielen Funeral Home is assisting the family.