George Edward Langen

ANN ARBOR — George Edward Langen is now at peace and reunited in heaven with his childhood sweetheart and beloved wife, Grace.

George was born and raised in Calumet, on October 30, 1928. He died on November 14, 2017, at the age of 89, at home in Ann Arbor surrounded by his loving family.

George received his bachelor of science degree from Michigan Technological University and spent his career working for the Michigan Department of Transportation as a civil engineer. George proudly served his country during the Korean War.

He had a love for skiing and instilled this passion into his six children and their offspring. He was a life-long hockey player and continued to play the sport he loved into his eighties. George was proud of his Norwegian and Finnish heritage and enjoyed an amazing tour of both countries visiting distant relatives with his son, Bob. George’s happy place was at his childhood cottage at Rabbit Bay on the shores of Lake Superior.

George was a wonderful caregiver to his wife of 66 years as she battled Alzheimers. During this time he became a hero in the eyes of his six children.

George is preceded in death by his parents, George and Hilda; his sister, Pearl and his wife, Grace.

He is survived by his sister, Dorothy Jaaskelainen; and sister-in-laws, Betty Katakowski and Joyce Trione.

George’s strong character, commitment to family and love of the Keweenaw will live on for generations to come in the lives of his children and grandchildren; Robert Langen, Sharon (Kirk) Profit, William (Sue) Langen, Janet (Don) Boos, Thomas (Jill) Langen, Mark (Teri) Langen; and his beloved grandchildren, Jennifer, Kristine, Kirk, Kelly, Laura, Zachary, Brittany, Thomas, Chelsea, Robert and Erik. George was an amazing grand father and loved the babies! He was affectionally known as “GG” to his great-grandchildren, Connor, Logan, Grace, Reese, Caleb, Palmer, Garrett, Donovan, Cayden, Avery and Gavin.

A memorial celebrating George’s life will be at a later date with details to follow. For those who wish, memorial contributions may be sent to the Ann Arbor Amateur Hockey Association at PO Box 2448, Ann Arbor, MI 48106.