Langer, Dr. Werner Richard,
age 86, died March 25, 2013, 2:30 am, at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Robert L. Harris of Placentia. Dr. Langer (Metallurgy) died of Heart Failure after a long illness. Dr. Langer specified that his body be donated to UCI for the furtherance of Medical Science. A Memorial Service will held on Sunday, April 14th at 2:00 pm at the Phoenix Club in Anaheim, CA. All friends are invited to attend.
Dr. Langer is survived by his brother, Peter, son, Werner and daughters, Mara Daoust, Marie Anne Langer all of Ontario/Quebec, Canada, and daughter, Brigitte Sell of Wedel, Germany. He is also survived by 9 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren.
Dr. Langer was born in Hamburg, Germany on April 14th, 1926. After serving on the Russian front in the German Army during WWII
, he immigrated to Canada in 1950. He received a doctorate in Metallurgy from the University of Toronto in 1957. He was a VP for Colonial Life in Canada and was active in the training of Air Cadets for the Canadian Air Force during the years 1956-1976. As a devout follower of Dr. Robert Schuller of the Crystal Cathedral of Garden Grove, CA, Dr. Langer relocated to Orange County California in 1980 and continued as a successful Colonial Life executive until his retirement at age 65. He then opened his own Colonial Life agency and continued selling insurance until he reached the mandatory retirement age of 75. After retirement, Dr. Langer became involved in multi-level sales and promotion for Pre Paid Legal Services and Via Viente in Orange County. He won sales awards and recognition from Via Viente for his performance and enthusiasm.
Dr. Langer served 30 years as a volunteer and usher for religious services at the Crystal Cathedral. He was also a 30-year member of the Lions Club and Phoenix Club of Anaheim and held various offices in both organizations. He had many friends and business associates who will always miss his effervescent personality.