Glen W. Langlas, age 95 of Williamsburg, died Tuesday, July 30, 2013 at Highland Ridge Care Center in Williamsburg. Memorial Service: 11:00 A.M. Tuesday, August 6, 2013, First Presbyterian Church, Williamsburg, with Rev. Kip Murphy officiating. V.F.W. Services will follow at the church. Inurnment will be at a later date. The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 P.M. Monday, August 5, 2013 at Kloster Funeral Home, Marengo. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be contributed to First Presbyterian Church or Highland Ridge in Williamsburg.
Glen is survived by his wife Evelyn; a niece Margaret Stein of Chicago, a nephew Bill Schmidt of Indialantic, Florida, and step-children, Don O’Brien (Cathy) of Ankeny, Mike O’Brien (Mic) of Marion, and Dennis O’Brien (Diane) of Dublin, OH, Lois Payment (Gary) of Coon Rapids, MN, and Barb Kimm (Joel) of Norway, IA. He was preceded in death by his parents, and his sister Marian Schmidt.
Glen Willard Langlas was born April 29, 1918 in rural Marengo, Iowa, the son of William Charles Langlas and Ella Wiese Langlas. He received his education in the Iowa County schools, and served in the U.S. Army Air Corps from 1942 - 46. He was an air transport commander, stationed in England, France, Germany and Belgium. Glen returned to the states and farmed until 1956, when he started a nitrogen fertilizer business. He sold the business ten years later to Farmers Coop in Conroy and continued working with them in the agronomy field until his retirement in 1984. Glen married Evelyn O’Brien on August 19, 1982 in Camdenton, MO.
Glen was a member of the Marengo American Legion Post #76 and the Williamsburg VFW Post #8797, where he served as commander for a year. Glen enjoyed ballroom dancing. While he was in the service, he met Bob Hope and Jerry Colona. He enjoyed playing baseball, and was an avid Cubs and Hawkeye fan. He belonged to the I-Club for over 40 years. Glen also was a member of the Marengo Golf Club, and the First Presbyterian Church in Williamsburg.