James Reimers Langlas
James Reimers Langlas, 67, of Naples passed away peacefully surrounded by his family and friends on August 13, 2018. Born in Waterloo, IA , he was the son of the late Reimers "Jim" Ludwig and Mary Kathryn (Gallagher) Langlas. Jim was a devoted husband to his college sweetheart and love of his life, Michelle, whom he married on June 14, 1975. He was a loving father to Jack (Ellie) and Chelsea, and doting grandfather to Aidan and Maeve. They will miss him dearly. He is also survived by his brother, Thomas Langlas and sister, Laurlie Joyce. After retiring from the Wheaton-Warrensville (IL) School District 200, he renewed his teaching career at Florida Southwestern College in 2008. He was an enthusiastic and much loved teacher, a talented poet, and a skilled martial artist. Anyone who knew Jim would say that he was a compassionate and caring man who put others before himself. A Mass of Christian burial will be held Tuesday, August 21, 2018, 10 AM at Saint Peter the Apostle Church, 5130 Rattlesnake Hammock Rd. in Naples, FL, 34113. Gathering to start at 9:30 a.m. In lieu of flowers, the "Dr. James R. Langlas Scholarship" has been set up to help students who struggle financially, while meeting academic requirements. Donations may be made online at https://www.fsw.edu/foundation/givenow
. Then write in the designation: "Dr. James Langlas Memorial." For more about Jim and to offer online condolences visit www.FullerNaples.com
Published by Naples Daily News on Aug. 18, 2018.