Richard Langner, age 75 of Schaller, IA, passed away on Friday, September 3, 2021, at Sanford Medical Center in Sioux Falls, SD.
Richard John Langner was born on October 27, 1945, to parents Herman and Lydia (Kilber) Langner in Sioux City, IA. He attended school through the eighth grade and then helped his father farm. He was a track star in school and was also known as a great arm wrestler, winning several championships back in his day. Throughout his youth, he lived with his family in many different places including Dakota City, NE, Alta, Sioux Rapids, and Nemaha all in Iowa.
On February 20, 1964, Richard married the love of his life, Elizabeth (Beth) Ann Moore. This union was blessed with two children: Nick and Alisa. Richard and Beth raised their children on a farm outside of Schaller. He and Beth helped raise their nephews, Scott and Shawn Halder as well as their grandchildren, Carol and Richard later on. They worked side by side in the scrap metal business all throughout their working days until Beth’s health started to decline so they decided she’d move to Park View Rehabilitation Center in Sac City. They were a strong team, that’s for sure! Richard continued to live on the farm and he never really formally retired. In fact, he had hauled a large load out just before he discovered he needed a triple bypass recently. He wasn’t a man that liked sitting still. He always stayed busy by being out and about whether it was tinkering around out in his shop or just being outside at the farm. Richard was a very approachable person who had no problem meeting new people and striking up conversations with just about anyone.
He was a man who loved his family deeply. The love he showed his wife over the years set such a great example for his children. Not everyone could handle working with their spouse full-time but he and Beth were able to with ease, which is another true testament of the love they had for one another. Richard was quite proud of not only his children, but especially his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He enjoyed any time he was able to spend with them. He will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved him.
Those left to cherish his memory include his wife of fifty-six years, Beth Langner of Sac City, IA: children Nick (Julie) Langner of Schaller, IA, and Alisa (Mike) Erblich of Cherokee, IA; grandchildren: Carol (Jason) Schreier of Sac City, IA, Richard Bubke (Amanda Moeller) of Sac City, IA, Kirk Langner (AJ) of Schaller, IA, and Daniel Langner of Schaller, IA; great-grandchildren: Conner and Brantley Schreier, and Siena and Oliver Moeller; brothers: Melvin (Mary) Langner of Nemaha, IA, Don (Janice) Langner of Billings, MT, Doug Langner of Storm Lake, IA, and Robert (Janelle) Langner of Storm Lake, IA; sisters Susan Langner of Storm Lake, IA, and Darlene Langner of Bloomfield, NM; brothers-in-law Floyd Moore of Wellington, KS, Ron Moore (special friend Kim) of Webster City, IA, and Melvin (Peg) Moore of Webster City, IA; sister-in-law Kay (Don) Pederson of Cherokee, IA; many nieces, nephews, other extended family members and friends.
Richard was preceded in death by his parents Herman and Lydia Langner; 2 infant siblings; sister Carol Halder; parents-in-law Ernest and Ruth Moore; brothers-in-law Gary Moore and Kenny Moore.