Don G. Langenkamp
Don G. Langenkamp, 73, of Green Bay, passed away peacefully Friday, May 18, 2018. He was born on June 24, 1944 to the late Gordon and Dorothy “Beth” (Stumpf) Langenkamp. On August 3, 1968 he married Mary Jane Ploederl at Holy Cross Church, Kaukauna.
He attended and graduated from UW Madison with a degree in English. Don worked as a journalist for multiple newspapers, most notably The Green Bay Press-Gazette for over 25 years. During his career he received numerous awards including, the 1977 National Sportswriter of the Year Award and the 1981 and 1984 Wisconsin Newspaper Association Columnist awards. Don was an avid fisherman, golfer, sports enthusiast, and he enjoyed wintering in the Florida Keys.
He is survived by his children: Lisa (Scott Kositzke) Langenkamp, Sturgeon Bay, Kristina Langenkamp, Jeffrey (Robin) Langenkamp also of Green Bay and grandchildren: Mackenzie and Alexis Brunette. Don is further survived by his brother, James (Vida) Langenkamp, and sister, Betsy (Mark) Smith, his dog Sadie as well as many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Don was preceded in death by his loving wife, Mary Langenkamp and his parents.
Family and friends may gather at St. Matthew Parish, 130 St. Matthew Street, Green Bay, beginning at 10:30am, Wednesday, May 23, 2018 until 11:45am with a Memorial Mass to follow at Noon with the Rev. Robert Kabat, officiating. Inurnment will take place at Allouez Catholic Cemetery. Online condolences may be expressed at www.cotterfuneralhome.com. Cotter Funeral Home and Crematory is assisting the family.