William Langman

May 6, 2019

William “Bill” Hunt Langman, 94, of Kankakee, passed away Thursday evening (May 2, 2019) in Riverside Miller Rehabilitation, Kankakee.

Preceding him in death were his mother, Fern Langman; father, Frank Langman; brother, Melvin Langman; and sister-in-law, Isabell “Sable” Langman.

Surviving are his wonderful friends, Ken and Katherine Mary Schugart.

Born and raised in Kankakee, Bill remained a lifelong resident of Kankakee.

Bill was a parishioner of Asbury United Methodist Church, Kankakee, as well as a member of the Moose Lodge and Kankakee Elks Country Club.

After graduating from Kankakee High School in 1943, Bill enlisted in the U.S. Navy, completing basic training at Naval Station Great Lakes. Initially dispatched to Fleet Airship Wing II in Florida, Bill served as a Store Keeper — Aviation (SKV), Third Class. Bill was a World War II veteran, earning a Victory Medal during his tour. Upon honorable discharge in 1946, Bill returned to Illinois to spend 40 years working as a yard clerk for Conrail Railroad.

Bill was a purveyor of life, even well into retirement. He was always active, relishing all seasons, whether he was outdoors playing golf at the Elks or Aspen Ridge, taking long walks or driving his Buick along the area’s country roads, or indoors cooking, stitching needlepoint or crafting woodcarvings.

He was also an avid card player, history buff and an extensive reader of varied genres.

Visitation will be from 1 p.m. Wednesday, May 8, until the short service beginning at 2 p.m., both at Schreffler Funeral Homes, Kankakee Chapel. Internment in the family plot will follow in Kankakee Memorial Gardens in Aroma Township.

Memorials may be made to the Salvation Army of Kankakee or to a charity of the donor’s choice.

Please sign his online guestbook at schrefflerfuneralhomes.com.


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