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John B. Langlais – Obituary

Name: John B. Langlais

Age: 95

Born: 12-29-1924

Died: 07-17-2020

Daniel Funeral Home, St. Cloud, Minnesota

St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Waite Park, Minnesota

Requiem Mass will be held at 9:30 a.m. on Friday, July 31, 2020 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Waite Park for John B. Langlais, 95 of Rockville.  John passed away peacefully at home, with family by his side, on Friday, July 17, 2020.  Reverend Timothy Gapinski will officiate.  Burial will be in the Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery, Little Falls.
Visitation will be from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Thursday at the Daniel Funeral Home in St. Cloud and after 8:30 a.m. on Friday at the church.  Parish prayers will be held at 4:00 p.m.  and a rosary will immediately follow Thursday at the funeral home.
John was born on December 29, 1924 in Van Buren, Maine to the late Leon and Leona (Morneault) Langlais.  After high school and a short Army enlistment he attended and graduated from the University of Maine.  John met his future wife, Normande Albert, while she was also serving as an Army nurse.  They were married on April 12, 1958 at Fort Devens, Massachusetts.  Shortly after graduating, John was called up to active Army status, serving as a Lieutenant.  During his military service he was stationed from Massachusetts, Georgia, Texas, California to Nebraska where he retired as a Lieutenant Colonel in 1971.  He served overseas in France, Cambodia, Korea and Vietnam where he earned the Combat Infantry Badge and a Bronze Star with “V” device for Valor.  He particularly enjoyed France and Cambodia, utilizing his knowledge of French as an interpreter/translator.  In 1974, John moved his family to Rockville where he spent 20 years as a driving instructor teacher.  John was a member of Mary of the Immaculate Conception Parish in Rockville, the Legion of Mary, regularly attended the Latin Mass at St. John Cantius, member of the Waite Park American Legion #428, the St. Cloud Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #428, St. Cloud DAV #9, Cold Spring Knights of Columbus Council #5344 and the French-Canadian Society.
John enjoyed gardening, woodworking, reading and traveling.
He is survived by his children, Helen (Paul) Walz of Rockville, Tom (Joanne) of Epsom, New Hampshire, David (Denise) of Elk River; 13 grandchildren; six great grandchildren; and siblings, Joan Dubay of Palm City, Florida, Francis (Joanna) of the The Villages, Florida and Robert (Terry) of East Hartford, Connecticut.
He was preceded in death by his wife; Norma in 2015; and siblings, Donald, Carmen Johnston, Rose Marie Miller and Corinna Langlais.
Mass offerings are preferred.

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