DIXON – Richard L. "Dick" Langenfeld, 79, of Dixon, died Thursday, Dec. 19, 2013, at Franklin Grove Living & Rehabilitation Center.
He was born April 2, 1934, in Springfield, the son of Clifford P. and Bessie Mae (Newman) Langenfeld. After graduating from the University of Illinois and serving in the Army, he married Margaret Jane Blair in August 1957 in Springfield.
Dick was a vocational agriculture teacher and school administrator in several northern Illinois cities. He then owned "Coast-to-Coast" stores in Dixon, Rochelle, and Freeport. Later, he owned "Super Wash" car washes in the state of Ohio.
He is survived by his wife, Jane; daughter, Diane (Paul) Rubenstein of Columbia, Mo.; sons, Tom (Diane) Langenfeld of Dixon and Dan Langenfeld of Sterling; grandchildren, Ashley (Mark) Gangloff, Jack (Sara) Rubenstein, Brandon Langenfeld, Ian Langenfeld, and John (Heather) Moser; great-grandchildren, Annabelle and Hattie Rose Gangloff, Laney Rubenstein, and Mason Moser; brothers, Clifford Langenfeld of Garden Grove, Calif., Mark (Meda) Langenfeld of Punta Gorda, Fla., Gary Langenfeld of St. Louis, and Mike Langenfeld of Sherman; and sisters, Rose (Bob) Weymouth of Island Lake and Theresa (Steve) Ulrich of Zanesville, Ohio.
He was preceded in death by his parents; children, Karen Ann and David Louis; brothers, John, Thomas, and Harry; and sister, Jean.
Visitation will be from noon to 2 p.m. Friday and the Mass of Christian Burial at St. Anne Catholic Church in Dixon, with the Rev. Antoni Kretowicz, pastor, officiating. Private burial of cremains will be at Calvary Cemetery in Springfield. Jones Funeral Home in Dixon is handling arrangements.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the charity of the donor's choice.
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