Dennis J. Langton, age 69, of Wisconsin Rapids, passed away unexpectedly at his home on Friday, May 14, 2021.
Services will be at 1:00 P.M. on Saturday, June 26, 2021 at Herman-Taylor Funeral Home in Wisconsin Rapids. Rev. Kevin Ader will officiate. Burial will be at Restlawn Memorial Park Cemetery. A time of visitation for relatives and friends will be from 11:00 A.M. until the time of services on Saturday at the funeral home.
Dennis was born March 11, 1952 in Wisconsin Rapids to Lynn and Ellen (Whittingham) Langton. He graduated from Lincoln High School in 1970 as a National Merit Scholarship winner and furthered his education with a degree in chemistry from Valparaiso University. As a member of Christ College (Valparaiso’s Honors College), Dennis studied in Reutlingen, Germany at Valparaiso’s Honors Campus his senior year.
In 1978, Dennis married Linda Gaulke, but the marriage later ended in divorce.
He worked for Consolidated Papers Inc. and later owned and operated his own delivery service. In 1989, Dennis began studies in computer science at Northern Illinois University. After working in Arlington Heights and Elk Grove Village, he returned to Wisconsin Rapids. Most recently, Dennis worked at RCH Enterprises in Wisconsin Rapids and as a crossing guard.
Dennis was very musically inclined. He loved playing violin and was an excellent vocalist. At Immanuel, Dennis played handbells and sang in the choir for many years. He loved to read, especially science fiction novels. He also enjoyed camping and working on his computer. He lived a very full life despite being diagnosed with Crohn’s disease at a young age.
Dennis is survived by his sister, Wanda (Mike) Saeger of Rome, WI; and nephews: Jonathan (Lauren) Saeger of Dudley, NC, and Paul (Melissa) Saeger and their children Gabriel and Logan of Davenport, IA. He is preceded in death by his parents and his brother, Jerome “Jerry” Langton.
Memorials may be designated to Immanuel Lutheran Church and School in Wisconsin Rapids.
Herman-Taylor Funeral Home is honored to be assisting the family.
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