THEODORE H. LANGMAN
July 17, 1923 – July 23, 2006
PLYMOUTH – Theodore “Ted” Hupp Langman, 83, formerly of Lilac Road, Plymouth, living in Starbuck, Minnesota, for the past two years, died at Glacial Ridge Hospital in Glenwood, Minnesota, at 7:45 p.m., following an illness, on Sunday, July 23, 2006. Born in LaPorte, Indiana, on July 17, 1923, Ted was the son of George and Maurene Hupp Langman.
Ted’s mother died when he was five-years-old. He started school in a two-room schoolhouse. He spoke of riding a pony or his bicycle the one-mile to school.
He went to Kingsbury Junior- Senior High School in LaPorte until the 10th grade, he then began working for Allis-Chambers making combines.
In 1943 he joined the United States Army. He served in World War II as a Sergeant and was active duty in the Philippine Islands and in Japan before being discharged in 1946.
Ted met Betty Joyce Miner at ‘Old Charley Wolfe’s Dance Hall’ in North Liberty. At one of the dances one of the boys told the girls to stomp a little harder. Betty looked up at a handsome young man with curly black hair. She liked what she saw and they soon started dating.
On June 28, 1947, in New Carlisle, Indiana, Ted and Betty were married.
The first two years of their marriage, the young couple lived on a dairy farm near LaPorte and worked with his parents.
Farming was more like a hobby for Ted and his wife. In 1950, they rented a 340-acre farm near New Carlisle. A year later, they moved to Sturgis, Michigan, working on a 600-acre grain farm. In 1952, the Langman’s moved back to Mishawaka on a 500-acre grain and dairy farm where they lived and worked for six years.
In 1958, Ted and Betty bought a 100-acre dairy farm in North Township of Marshall County. They eventually enlarged it with 38 more acres to the north of their property. Ted was a proud member of V.F.W. Post 1162 and the Plymouth Moose Lodge 741.
He is survived by Betty, his wife of 59 years and by their two children: a son and daughter-in-law, James E. and Gloria Langman, Starbuck, Minnesota, and a daughter and son-in-law, Linda J. and Gene Hunn, Mount Verde, Florida.
Four grandchildren: James T. Langman and Jeanine Junker of Starbuck, and Andrew Hunn of Madison, Wisconsin, and Jody Hunn of Bangor, Maine, also survive along with eight great grandchildren.
A brother, Allen Roy Langman of LaPorte, Indiana, a step-brother, Robert Langman and his step-mother Mae Langman, both of Georgia, also survive.
Ted was preceded in death by his parents.
Friends are invited to come and celebrate the life of Theodore Langman with his family from 4 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, July 27, 2006, at the Johnson-Danielson Funeral Home, 1100 N. Michigan St., Plymouth.
Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, July 28, 2006, in the Woodlawn Cemetery, Walkerton, Indiana. The Rev. John Perkinson, pastor of the Shiloh Wesleyan Church, where Ted was a longtime member, will officiate. V.F.W. Post 1162 and American Legion Post 27 members will provide military honors. Memorial gifts in Ted’s memory may be made to the Shiloh Wesleyan Church.
THEODORE H. LANGMAN