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Langner - Josephine Ann Langner, 84, of Sioux Falls, SD passed away peacefully on Tuesday, June 12, 2018 at her home.

Memorial Service will be 11:00 am Friday, June 15, with the family present one hour prior at Zion Lutheran Church, 1400 S. Duluth Ave., Sioux Falls, SD with inurnment at Hills of Rest Columbarium, Sioux Falls, SD.

Josephine Ann Sopko, daughter of Louis and Dora (Joens) Sopko, was born December 7, 1933 in Hartford, SD. She grew up in Hartford area until 1945. She lived in Minnesota from 1945 - 1950, and spent a year in Butte, MT before moving to Sioux Falls in 1951.

Josephine was united in marriage with Philip John Langner on August 16, 1982 in Sioux Falls, SD. Josephine has worked in the Electronics Division at Raven Industries for 20 years before retiring in 1995.

She was a member of Zion Lutheran Church and Zion Altar Guild. She was a longtime member of the I-29 & 90 Wildlife Federation Club. Josephine enjoyed fishing, gardening, and their home at Oakwood Lake.

Grateful for having shared her life are her husband: Philip J. Langner, Sioux Falls, SD; her children, Lawrence Vilhauer, San Diego, CA, Dennis Vilhauer, Sioux Falls, SD, Cheryl (Bill) Erdman, Rapid City, SD, Gary Vilhauer, Sioux Falls, SD, Terri Salway, Sioux Falls, SD, Heidi Vilhauer, Sioux Falls, SD, Donna (Reid) Pederson, Sioux Falls, SD, her step children, Michael (Barb) Langner, Valley Springs, SD, Anna (Ron) Williams, Sioux Falls, SD; several grandchildren and great grandchildren; two brothers, Frank (Bertha) Sopko, Wakonda, SD, Marvin (Darlene) Sopko, Spink, SD; a brother-in-law, Pat Blackmore, San Diego, CA, a son-in-law, Rick Freeman, Sioux Falls, SD; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a grandson, Steven Vilhauer; a step-daughter, Karla Freeman; a sister, Elaine Blackmore; and a brother, Donald Sopko.

In lieu of flowers, memorial may take the form of donations to Broadcast Ministry or Main Street Living in care of Zion Lutheran Church.
Published in The Argus Leader on June 13, 2018
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