Arthur R. "Gramps" Langer, age 84, of Omaha, Neb., passed away April 3, 2013.
He was born in Minden, Iowa, on September 19, 1928, to Walter and Margaret Lustgraaf Langer and was a 1946 graduate of St. Joseph High School in Neola. Art served his country in the US Marine Corps and was united in marriage to Mary Ann Fischer on July 30, 1949. Art worked as an Electrician for OPPD for over 42 years, retiring in 1990, and also worked at Cedar Hills, Eagle Run and Stone Creek Golf Shops. He is an active member of St. Robert's Church, and their church choir, American Legion Post 0374 Millard, Neb.; Knights of Columbus # 10108 and was very active in youth sports.
Arthur is preceded in death by his parents; sister-in-law, Mary Margaret Langer; brother-in-law, Larry Smith.
Survivors include his wife of 64 years, Mary Ann; children, Jeannie Marie (Chuck) Greco, Daniel Arthur (Terry) Langer, all of Omaha, Mary Beth (Dave) Dover, of Leawood, Kan., Julie Ann (Bill) Watsabaugh, of Omaha; 14 grandchildren, 16 great grandchildren; siblings, Helen Smith, Gene (Vivian) Langer, Jack Langer, Bea (Jim) Burns Urban Langer, all of Omaha; many special nieces and nephews.
Visitation with the family Sunday, 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., followed by Mass of Christian Burial at 4:30 p.m., all at St. Robert Bellarmine Church in Omaha. Reception will follow in church hall. Private family interment Monday, at Calvary Cemetery with military rites. In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to St. Roberts Church, Mary Our Queen and Servants of Mary Healing Garden.
This obituary was originally published in The Daily Nonpareil.