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Stephen Lloyd Langlie

April 30, 1933 ~ February 27, 2019 (age 85)

Stephen Lloyd Langlie passed away unexpectedly on February 27, 2019 at his home.  He was born on April 30, 1933 in Waseca County, Minnesota. Stephen was the first child of Lloyd J. Langlie and Ila O. (Olson) Langlie of rural New Richland, Minnesota.  Stephen had two younger brothers, Bruce and David, as well as a younger sister, Jane (Langlie) Bartness.

Stephen grew up in rural Waseca and Steele Counties, and attended various rural schools in both counties.  Stephen later attended New Richland High School and graduated from that school in June 1951.  Immediately after graduation from High School, Stephen enlisted in the United States Air Force.  Stephen served in the Air Force for 4 years, most of the time overseas in the Middle East (Iran). After discharge from military service in June 1955, Stephen attended the University of Minnesota.  He graduated from the Institute of Technology with a degree in Mechanical Engineering in 1960. While attending the University of Minnesota, Stephen met his future bride; in 1959, Stephen married Signe Gretchen Johnson of Minneapolis, Minnesota.  Stephen and Gretchen had two children – Nathan, born in 1960, and Laura, born in 1964.

Stephen spent his working life, after college, in the employment of Onan Corporation, first in Minneapolis, and then in Fridley, Minnesota.  Stephen worked for this corporation for 37 years.  Stephen and Gretchen first made their home in Blaine, Minnesota, and later moved to Chisago City, Minnesota, in 1974.  They have continued to make their home in this community.

Stephen is preceded in death by his parents; sister, Jane and brother, Bruce. Stephen is survived by his wife, Gretchen; children, Nathan (Leeann) Langlie, Laura Langlie; two grandchildren, Marissa and Ryan Langlie; brother, David (Virginia).

Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Thursday, March 7, 2019 at Lord of the Lakes Lutheran Church, 25402 Itasca Avenue, Forest Lake.  Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church.  Interment at Fort Snelling National Cemetery, Minneapolis, Minnesota.  In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to Lord of the Lakes Lutheran Church.

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