Gordon Glen Langenkamp
Gordon Glen Langenkamp, 98, Sturgeon Bay, died Sunday, Nov. 3, 2013.
Gordon was born April 7, 1915, in Manitowoc to Joseph and Alma (Halberg) Langenkamp.
While attending Manitowoc Lincoln High School, Gordon was active in football, basketball and track. In four high school years he earned 12 varsity letters.
After graduating from the University of Wisconsin in 1939, Gordon taught at Gibraltar High School and coached three sports. Under his leadership, Gibraltar won several Peninsula conference championships.
During WW II Gordon served as a lieutenant (jg) in the US Navy. He served in Atlantic and Pacific theatres as a Navy Gunnery Officer on Merchant Marine ships.
On Nov. 2, 1942, Gordon married Elizabeth Stumpf in Fish Creek, WI.
After the war, Gordon spent the next 34 years teaching high school students and coaching various sports. He had a strong interest in teaching young people. He spent the last 22 years of his career in Merrill, where he once went undefeated seven consecutive seasons as Freshman Football coach. After moving back to Door County in retirement, Gordon was a member of the Sister Bay Moravian Church and the Sister Bay Lions Club. He was active in volunteer activities. He was an avid golfer and golfed until he was 83 years old. In the winter Gordon enjoyed cross-country skiing.
Gordon and Beth are survived by three children: Don (Mary), Green Bay, James (Vida), Milwaukee, Elizabeth Ann (Mark), Eau Claire; grandchildren, Lisa (Scott Kositzki) Langenkamp, Kristina Langenkamp, Jeff (fiancee Robin Bona) Langenkamp, Brian (Dawn) Langenkamp, Amy (William Jackson) Langenkamp, Christopher Langenkamp, Rhea Smith, Kristen (Nate) Shill and Erin (fiancee Tim LaCoursiere) Smith; great grandchildren, Isabel and Lauren Langenkamp and Elliott and Lucinda Jackson.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife Beth, his brother Gurth and his sister-in-law Peggy.
A memorial service will be held at the Sister Bay Moravian Church at 1 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 7. Burial will be at the Moravian cemetery.
Casperson Funeral Home is assisting the family with funeral arrangements.
The family would like to thank the staff at Pine Crest Village for the love and care given to Gordon. A special thank you to Chris Parent. Gordon was fortunate to have Chris as his confidant.
Memorials can be sent in Gordon’s name to the Sister Bay Moravian Church.
Online registration is available at www.caspersonfuneralhome.com.