Michael John LANG
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Michael John Lang, 18, of LaGrange. Beloved son of Paul and Kathleen. Loving brother of Matthew. Devoted grandson of Jane (late Ken) Lettich, (late Paul Lang), and the late Elaine (late Robert) Zengeler. Visitation 3 to 8pm Thursday, Oct. 29, 2020 at Hallowell & James Funeral Home, 1025 W. 55th St., Countryside. Prayers 10:15am Friday, Oct. 30, 2020 at the funeral home to St. Francis Xavier Church, LaGrange for Mass at 11am. In order to attend the Mass, you must register at http://www.signupgenius.com/go/409044DAAA72EA2F94-michael1. If you wish to view the Mass livestream, please visit the St. Francis Xavier Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/SFXParish.LG A Facebook account is not needed to view. The livestream will begin 10 to 15 minutes prior to the scheduled funeral start time of 11am. (Please use Chrome when streaming the funeral. Do not use Internet Explorer or Safari.) Due to current health regulations, a maximum of 50 people are allowed in the funeral home at any one time, masks and social distancing required at the funeral home and at church. Interment private. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to the American Heart Assn. appreciated. Mike was a student at the University of Dayton. During the summers, he loved caddying at LaGrange Country Club. He enjoyed golf, fishing and all sports and was a good friend to all. Funeral home phone 708/352-6500 or www.hjfunerals.com



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Published in Chicago Tribune from Oct. 25 to Oct. 29, 2020.
MEMORIAL EVENTS
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29
Visitation
03:00 - 08:00 PM
OCT
30
OCT
30
Funeral Mass
11:00 AM
St. Francis Xavier Church
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October 31, 2020
Kady,
I am sorry for your family’s loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you as you face the aftershocks in the days and weeks to come. They do diminish with time and eventually life does get better.
God Bless,
Colonel Sean Killeen USMC
Colonel Sean Killeen USMC
Friend
October 30, 2020
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Colleen Cozzi
Friend
October 30, 2020
We don’t know each other I live in a neighboring town. When I was driving through La Grange I noticed a woman tying red ribbons around the trees and thought to myself what could have happened. Then the next day I saw the tragic news. Words can’t express how sorry I am for your loss. When I read your interview to hug your kids and tell them how much you love them...I couldn’t stop crying. I can’t imagine the pain you’re going through. My family and I are praying for you and Michael. May God help heal your broken hearts during this long journey.
Mirjana Negovanovic
October 29, 2020
Knowing what a loving, caring person you are Katy as an instructor and through a casual friendship at Midtown Athletic Club , I could not ever wish this for you. I found out too late to attend but have held you , your son and family in my thoughts and special prayers.
Carrie Schmalz
Friend
October 29, 2020
Lang Family, my deepest and sincerest condolences for the loss of Michael. My boys caddied with your sons and have great memories of Michael. As a fellow LT family we are thinking and praying for you during this unbelievably difficult time.
The Beck Family
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October 29, 2020
Paul, Katy and Matthew, please accept my and my family's sincerest condolences. Your family remains in our thoughts and prayers during this most difficult time. May God bless both your family and Michael, your 'pal forever.'
Ken Rudofski
Neighbor
October 29, 2020
Mere words seem so inadequate at this time. We did not know Michael but have a freshman at UD and live in Chicago. We keep your family close in our prayers and may you find peace and faith in the days ahead. God speed.
The OBriens
October 29, 2020
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October 28, 2020
I do not know you or your family but I heard the tragic news of your son’s passing. My heart is breaking for your family. It is such an inimaginable loss. Praying that you will find peace. May your son Rest In Peace.

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Alma Dominguez
October 28, 2020
My family and I are strangers to you but we all mourn your unimaginable loss of a beloved child. I am a nurse so any loss during this pandemic is heartfelt but the loss of one so young really tugs at my heart.
Our losses include parents, grandparents, and cousins. The only advice I can offer is to remember Michael's wonderful life, beautiful smile, and all of the wonderful moments you had with him. He is watching over you and you will feel his arms surrounding you when you most need him.
As you mentioned in an interview- tell your children you love them. I have 2 biological boys and another non-biological boy in my house currently. We all say "I love you" frequently.
God Bless you and your family and you all will be in our thoughts and prayers.
Debbie Bennett Carey
October 27, 2020
I did not know Michael however I mourn the loss of promise. My deepest condolences to family and friends. God bless.
Cynthia Cochran
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October 27, 2020
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October 27, 2020
We are so sorry to hear about Michael. You are all in our prayers. You will forever be a part of the Flyer family. Mother of Flyers Shannon '15 & Sean "22.
Kerrie McKeough
October 27, 2020
I heard on national news of Michael's devastating, tragic passing. The universe howls, "Too, too young!" I am a stranger to you, a mother of three precious children, and my heart breaks. Michael had such a smile! He was -- IS -- such a child of light! God hold you close as you mourn this unimaginable loss. You are in my prayers. Peace be with you...
Kim Irish
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October 27, 2020
I heard on national news of Michael's devastating, tragic passing. The universe howls, "Too, too young!" I am a stranger to you, a mother of three precious children, and my heart breaks. Michael had such a smile! He was -- IS -- such a child of light! God hold you close as you mourn this unimaginable loss. You are in my prayers. Peace be with you...
Kim Irish
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October 27, 2020
From the nurses involved in Mike's care, we are thinking about you Paul, Kady, and Matt. Mike is watching over you all and we hope you can one day look back at the 18 years you had with him as a beautiful blessing. A life need not be long-lived for it to have been meaningful. We are honored that we were able to take care of him and we are so sorry for your loss. Fly high Mike.
October 27, 2020
As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life's routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends.
October 27, 2020
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October 26, 2020
I unfortunately did not get the chance to know Michael and I cannot fathom what your family is going through right now. I am so very sorry for your loss. As a UD professor and COVID-19 long-hauler, it breaks my heart that you lost someone so precious to you. It's hard to wrap my head around why I, someone twice your son's age, is still here. I know this in no way diminishes your pain, but I do want you to know that he will always remain in my thoughts as I study the effects of COVID-19 on young adults. Your family remains deep in my thoughts.
Julie Walsh-Messinger
October 26, 2020
Michael J Lang, he and family will be in my prayers, my heart. I am a 74 yr old Grandmother of a Young Freshman in University of Dayton. Worries we have.
Prayers for all who have lost close loved ones to the Pandemic, especially loss of Young folks.
I was a nurse>Your loss is felt.
Please hold onto good memories. Please have faith there is an afterlife.
I was raised Catholic and spent two years in a convent (Oldenburg Indiana) when in my teens.
I lost my 39 year old brother, Ralph, in 1981.
Sharing with You, Ralph has given me several signs that there is life beyond this earthly visit. Ralph was and is "a Saint".
Do take care. And the advice of "One Day at a Time" (moment at a time) does help. Pray for strength. God Bless.
Sincerely, Susan Sansone
Susan Sansone
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October 26, 2020
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October 26, 2020
Please know that others are praying for you and your family. May God Bless You and give you comfort during this most difficult time. Precious memories are a wonderful thing.
Bonita Monson
October 26, 2020
My condolences on your loss. Wishing you all the peace of Christ as you grieve.

- another mom of a UD freshman.
Susan S. Mueller
October 26, 2020
Dear Lang Family- I do not know you, but my heart breaks for you and the loss of your dear, vibrant son Michael. His life was full, but much too short. As a fellow parent of a college freshman, I am heartbroken for you. I will keep you and your family in my prayers and hope that Michael’s legacy will be his great love of life and all those whom he loved.

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October 26, 2020
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October 26, 2020
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October 25, 2020
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow. I am a graduate of the University of Dayton and from Downers Grove. I was saddened to hear the news of Micheal’s death. I am so sorry for your loss. It is unimaginable losing a child. Prayers for all of you.
Laurie Mitchell
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