Walter G. Langbecker, Janesville, WI (1917 - 2013)
February 23, 1917 - January 24, 2013
Walter G. Langbecker, 95, of Janesville, passed away at his home on Thursday, Jan. 24, 2013, with his loving wife of 74 years, Lucy, by his side. Walter was born at Alma, WI, on Feb. 23, 1917, one of 17 children of Ferdinand and Martha (Brandt) Langbecker. He married Lucy P. Arquette on Sept. 24, 1938, in Milwaukee. Walter was employed as a construction worker for various construction companies including T.S. Willis and J. P. Cullen in Janesville. He was a member of St. Matthew’s Evangelical Lutheran Church. He formerly sang with the Janesville-Beloit Symphony Orchestra, the Janesville Choral Union and the Blackhawk Choral from the Wisconsin Synod of Lutheran Churches in this area.
Surviving are his wife, Lucy; four sons: Wayne of Arnold, MO, Gary (Paulette) of McComb, MS, Lee of Delavan, WI, and Jacques of Fairfield, TX; 16 grandchildren; many great-grandchildren; and great-great-grandchildren. In addition to his parents, Walter was preceded in death by his 16 brothers and sisters.
Visitation will be from 10:30 until 11:30 a.m. Monday, Jan. 28, 2013, at ST. MATTHEW’S EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN CHURCH, 709 Milton Avenue, Janesville, with funeral services to follow at 11:30 a.m. Monday at the CHURCH. Pastor Jim Janke will officiate. Private entombment will be in Milton Lawns Memorial Park Mausoleum. In lieu of other expressions of sympathy, memorials may be made to St. Matthew’s Evangelical Lutheran Church. The family is being assisted by HENKE-CLARSON FUNERAL HOME.