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Edmund Joseph Langen

SPRINGFIELD, IL - Edmund Joseph Langen, 84, died on Friday, May 30, 2014.

Edmund was born Sept. 13, 1929, in Morrisonville, the son of John T. and Kathryn Lyons Langen. He married Lucille Curvey on April 27, 1957, at St. Maurice Catholic Church.

Edmund was a graduate of Morrisonville High School and earned his bachelor's degree from Southern Illinois University. He proudly served his country in the United States Army from 1951-1952 in the Korean War and was a Purple Heart recipient. Edmund retired in 1992 from Liberty Mutual and was a member of the Elks Lodge #158, the 180th Infantry Association, K of C #364, Springfield Motorboat Club, VFW #4495, American Legion Post #1619; and he served on the Morrisonville School Board, the Taylorville Savings and Loan board, and coached Little League. Edmund loved spending time with his family, golfing, and was an avid St. Louis Cardinals fan.

He was preceded in death by his parents and three brothers, Howard, Melvin and John Langen.

He is survived by his wife, Lucille; one daughter, Beth; four sons, Ray, Steve, Ed and Phil; five grandchildren, Natasha, Zach, Savannah, Jack, and Madison; one great-grandchild, Benjamin; one brother, Gerald; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Visitation: The family will receive friends from 4-7 p.m. on Monday, June 2, 2014, at Christ the King Catholic Church, 1930 Barberry Dr., Springfield. Visitation will begin with a prayer service at 4 p.m.

Funeral Mass: 11 a.m. on Tuesday, June 3, 2014, at Christ the King Catholic Church, with the Rev. Jeff Grant, celebrant, and Deacon Al Laabs, concelebrant. Private family burial will be held on Wednesday.

Memorial contributions may be made to: Land of Lincoln Honor Flight, 57 Country Place, Springfield, IL 62703, or Christ the King Church, 1930 Barberry Dr., Springfield, IL 62704.

The family is being served by Kirlin-Egan & Butler Funeral Home, 900 S. 6th St., Springfield.

Please visit butlerfuneralhomes.com to offer your condolences.

Published in The State Journal-Register on June 1, 2014
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