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Ernest L. Langa

Ernest L. Langa, 85, died at 1:20 p.m. Monday, June 9, 2003 in 
Randolph County Care Center in Sparta. 

Services were at 1 a.m. Wednesday at Our Lady of Lourdes Church 
in Sparta. Burial was in Caledonia Cemetery. 

Mr. Langa was retired from the Illinois Department of Mental Health in 
Chester, where he was a security therapy aid. He also worked at the Mt. 
Vernon Furnace Manufacturing Company. He was a Sergeant in the U.S. Army 
during WW II in the South Pacific. He was born January 20, 1918 in 
Woodlawn to Frank W. and Josephine (Smolek) Langa. He married Marie M. 
Krisby on February 11, 1941 in Mt. Vernon. She survives. Other survivors 
include one daughter, Janet Epplin of Pinckneyville; one son, James Langa 
of Bluford; six grandchildren, Ed Dehn, Pat Langa, Jay Langa, Melisa 
Dycus, Doug Epplin and Allison Epplin and 11 great-grandchildren. 

He was preceded in death by his parents; one grandson, Jim Dehn; two sisters, 
Rose Setzekorn and Cecelia Zamenski and two brothers, Frank R. Langa 
and Joe A. Langa.

Date: 11 June 2003
Source: Du Quoin Evening Call
Submitted by:  Robert W. Loman

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