In memory of

Richard Langner

October 27, 1945 - September 3, 2021
From: Schaller, IA
Richard Langner

Richard Langner

Born: October 27, 1945
Died: September 3, 2021
Age: 75
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   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.

Private Service
Thursday, September 9, 2021
Farber & Otteman Funeral Home
Sac City, Iowa

Missy Brown
Public Visitation 
4:00 - 7:00 p.m., Wednesday
September 8, 2021
Farber & Otteman Funeral Home
Sac City, Iowa
Delaware Township Cemetery
Nemaha, Iowa


Saturday, September 11, 2021 at 7:33 PM
“Sorry to hear of Rich's passing. Always stopped into the store for his wasp spray to keep from getting stung cutting up his iron. Was always a friendly good ol' guy. Enjoyed his company at Nelsons Vet Supply. ”
- Steven R Frank
Wednesday, September 8, 2021 at 4:23 PM
“Aunt Beth we are just heartbroken at the news of Rich's passing. Our love and thoughts go out to you all at this saddened time. ”
- Ken and Melony Moore
Tuesday, September 7, 2021 at 4:09 PM
“My Deepest Sympathy to you all, Beth especially to you. He was a good man Quite the sense of humor at Bomgaars. Again very sorry.”
- Christina Frank
Tuesday, September 7, 2021 at 4:09 PM
“Sending my deepest sympathy. Richard was quite a guy. I loved hearing all his stories. He had such a positive attitude that it lifted everyone up. He will be greatly missed. Sorry for your loss.”
- Ashley Poen
Tuesday, September 7, 2021 at 11:10 AM
“Sorry to hear this! All of us who knew him at the Moose lodge will miss him greatly. He was a man that would give you the shirt off his back if needed Of course that shirt would not have any sleeves”
- Paul Archer & Moose Lodge
Monday, September 6, 2021 at 3:57 PM
“Cousin Beth and family. So sorry to hear of the passing of Rich. Have peace in knowing He is no longer in pain. But believe me I now how much you are all hurting right now. Hugs to you all. ”
- Chris Kesselring
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