Leland Langenberg Obituary

Leland L. Langenberg
Leland L. Langenberg
Leland L. Langenberg

March 2, 1935 - January 9, 2007
Born in Freeport, IL
Resided in Johnston, IA
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Leland (Lee) Eugene Langenberg, 71, died Tuesday, January 9, of a stroke in Mesa, AZ. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, January 15, 2007, at Meredith Drive Reformed Church in Des Moines. Burial will be at Rose Hill Cemetery, Grundy Center, IA. The family will greet friends on Sunday, January 14, from 2-4 p.m. at Westover Chapel at 6337 Hickman Road, Des Moines.

Lee was born on March 2, 1935, in Freeport, IL, to Rev. Dr. Fred J. and Mildred (Schap) Langenberg. He graduated from Grundy Center High School in 1953. After attending the University of Dubuque, Lee served in the 502nd Air Force Band, Biloxi, MS.

In 1958, he was united in marriage to Marian Ross. Their four children are Cynthia (Tom) Heser, Urbandale, Carma (Brian) Wilkinson, Cottage Grove, MN, Heidi (Troy) Tucker, West Des Moines, and Dana (Kathy) Langenberg, Urbandale. Grandchildren are Melanie Heser, Alyssa, Bryce and Chase Wilkinson, Tiffany and Cameron Tucker, Ty and Tucker Langenberg. He is also survived by his sister, Marcia (T.J.) Heronimus of Grundy Center, IA.

Lee retired in 1996 from the State of Iowa Dept. of Revenue and Finance after 30 years of service. Music was a big part of Lee’s life. He was a church choir director for over 28 years and also enjoyed singing barbershop, in church choirs and in men’s ensembles.

He enjoyed yard work, creating and constructing endeavors, stained glass projects, camping, family activities, vacationing in Branson, MO and Mesa, AZ.

Lee will be greatly missed by many.

Memorial contributions may be directed to Meredith Drive Reformed Church where Lee was a member.


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Westover Funeral Home
6337 Hickman Road
Des Moines, IA US 50322
Sunday, January 14, 2007
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Meredith Drive Reformed Church
5128 Meredith Drive
Des Moines, IA US 50310
Monday, January 15, 2007
10:00 AM
Rose Hill Cemetery
Grundy Center, IA US
Monday, January 15, 2007


Meredith Drive Reformed Church
5128 Meredith Drive
Des Moines, IA