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Patrick D. Langer, 39 of Grand Island, Nebraska, passed away Monday,
February 27, 2012.
Services will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Trinity United Methodist Church
in Grand Island with Reverend Dr. Samuel R. Rathod and Reverend Jay Vetter
officiating. Burial will be in the Grand Island Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. Friday at the church in Grand Island. All
Faiths Funeral Home is serving the family.
Mr. Langer was born December 24, 1972 at Fort Carson, CO the son of
Susan (Hartley) Wilkinson and Patrick Long.
Survivors are his wife, Carolyn; sons, Colton and Gavin; his mother,
Susan Wilkinson of Marshalltown, IA; his father, Patrick Long of Grand
Island; brothers and sisters and their spouses, Peter and Keely Langer
of Kearney, NE, Katie and Ben Little of Legrand, IA, Joe Langer and his
fiancé, Kelly Brown of Elmwood, NE and Laura Wilkinson of Marshalltown,
IA and grandparents, Kathy Hartley of Doniphan, NE and Ambrose and Helen
Langer of Spalding, NE.
Other survivors are nieces and nephews, uncles and aunts, cousins and
many friends. He is preceded in death by grandfather, Kenneth Hartley
and grandmother, Sadie White.
Pat was raised in Spalding moving to Kearney where he graduated from
Kearney Catholic, class of 1991. He was united in marriage to Carolyn
Lee on August 20, 1993. They made their home in Hastings and Grand
Pat and Carolyn owned and operated Snow’s Floral in Grand Island
from 2004-2010. Pat was Manufacturing Operations Manager for Hornady
Manufacturing in Grand Island.
He is a member of Trinity United Methodist Church and served as board
chair for Heartland United Way. He and Carolyn co-chaired the 2010
annual fund drive for Stuhr Museum. Pat was a past member of Grand
Island Rotary. Some of Pat’s enjoyments included the many
family vacations, hunting, fishing, trap shooting and go-carting with
his son’s and dad.
A memorial fund will be established in Pat’s name.