|3/12/2013 11:36:00 AM|
John Albert Langanki, 63, formerly of Long Lake and recently of Dawson, died Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013, at the VA Hospital in Gainesville, Fla., due to complications of congestive heart failure caused by exposure to agent orange while serving in the UMSC in Vietnam.
A celebration of life and memorial service will be held from 2-5 p.m. Saturday, March 16, with a service at 3 pm at the chapel at Park View Care Center, Buffalo. In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred.
He is survived by loving wife Sue; son Jeremy (Brenda); daughter, Laura Manthie; sister-in-law; Karen Langanki, Jay Juusola (Karn), Joe Kaley (Erin); grandchildren Jessica Woods (Michael), Heather Pribyl (Greg), Nicole Clapp (Dave), D.J. Manthie (Tanya), Blake Romsos, Nolan, Leo, Bailey and Graham Juusola; great-grandchildren Abigail, Anna, Max Woods, Roy Pribyl, Ben, Madi, Jackson Clapp, Gavin, Brogan, and Sawyer Manthie; brother, Dale Langanki (Judy), Jim Langanki (Doti); sisters Cathy (Dan) Mahoney, Rosie Wakeman, and Julie Frieler; many nieces, nephews and dear friends.
He was preceded in death by daughter Cheri; parents George and Vivian (Dearing) Langanki; sisters Marianne Spicer and Linda Samela; brother Les Langanki; and brothers-in-law Bob Spicer and Louie Wakeman.
John was born on Jan. 4, 1950, in St. Cloud grew up in the Annandale area and attended Annandale schools. He joined the USMC at the age of 18 and served in Vietnam from 1968 to 1969. After returning from Vietnam, John married the love of his life, Sue Juetten, on June 13, 1970, and they resided in Hawthorne, Nev., until his honorable discharge from the USMC. He returned to Annandale and worked at Lyman Lumber and Friendship Ventures, then moved to Detroit Lakes and owned/operated Strawberry Lakes store and then moved to Long Lake working at Camp Teko on Lake Minnetonka for 24 years until retirement in April 2012. John also worked part time for Orono Schools and Beniek Property Services. He enjoyed spending time with his family, fishing, hunting, gardening, reading, raising farm animals, traveling, exploring and having many adventures with his wife Sue always by his side. John will be remembered as the best, most caring husband and father, grandfather, brother and friend there could ever be. John and Sue were foster parents to many children, providing love and guidance to those who needed a place to belong and feel loved. John had a way of sharing stories that would always bring a smile to your face. He loved life and lived it to the fullest.
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