Arnold Langan age 86 of Columbus died Sunday; September 28, 2003 at the Columbus Community Hospital. Funeral Services are 10:30 a.m. Wednesday; October 1, 2003 at St. Bonaventure Catholic Church. The Rev. Tom Weisbecker will officiate. Burial with military honors by American Legion Hartman Post #84 Honor Guard will be at the Ss. Patrick/Joseph Cemetery in Platte Center. Visitation will be after 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday at the church. A vigil will be held at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday evening also at the church. Visitation will continue Wednesday morning 9:30 a.m. until service time at the church.
Arnold "Buster" Langan was born August 27, 1917 in Platte Center, Nebraska to Edward and Minnie (Kamm) Langan. He received his education in Platte Center. He married Stella Pachunka on November 11, 1939 at St. Bonaventure Church in Columbus. He served in the Unites States Navy during WWII from November 13, 1943 until November 22, 1945. He was employed by the Union Pacific Railroad for forty years until his retirement. The couple lived in Platte Center and Columbus before moving to Omaha in 1960. In 1984 they returned to Columbus.
He is survived by:
Daughter Theresa Haddad of Las Vegas, NV
Son Gerald Langan of Pierre, SD
Son John (Susan) Langan of Omaha, NE
Daughter Mary Langan of Phoenix, AZ
Son Paul (Geri) Langan of Montara, CA
Daughter Marguerite (James) McGill of Omaha, NE
Brother Kenneth (Rose Mary) Langan of Norfolk, NE
Brother Harvey Langan of California
Brother Donald Langan of Grand Island, NE
10- Great Grandchildren
He was preceded in death by:
Wife Stella Langan
Father Edward Langan
Mother Minnie Langan
Son-In-Law John Haddad
Sister Delores Lachnit
Brother Alvin Langan
Brother Jack Langan
Sister Martha Rogan
Memorial are suggested to St. Bonaventure Building Fund or the Columbus Community Hospital SNU.