Charles ‘Verne’ Langley

STERLING – Charles “Verne” Langley, 80, of Sterling, died Monday, June 9, 2014, at CGH Medical Center in Sterling.

Verne was born April 15, 1934, in Chadwick, the son of Charles J. and Lillian (Heide) Langley. He married Lois LeFevre on Aug. 1, 1953, in Dixon. She preceded him in death on Aug. 23, 2013. Verne served in the Army during the Korean War. He worked at National Manufacturing Co., Nash Garage, Armor and Co., and Northwestern Steel and Wire Co. He received his Associate of Business degree from Sauk Valley Community College in Dixon. Verne was a longtime member of Trinity United Methodist Church in Sterling. He enjoyed gardening, spending time with his animals, and woodcarving.

Survivors include one daughter, Michelle (Bill) Van Buren of Morrison; one son, Eric (Candice) Langley of Rock Falls; six grandchildren, Travis Langley, Allyson (Joel) Van Buren-Krehbiel, Taylor Miniel, Erika Van Buren, Chayse Langley, and Autumn Van Buren; three stepgrandchildren, Alexis Bauer and Kylie and Zachary Pottorff; two great-grandchildren, Haylee and MaKenzie Miniel; one sister, Cheryl (Charles) Stanfield of Sterling; three brothers-in-law, Eldon (Shirley) LeFevre of Oregon, Lyle (Karen) LeFevre of Dixon, and Ed Dittman of Morrison; and one sister-in-law, Pat LeFevre of Polo.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Lois; and one brother, Larry Langley.

Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday at McDonald Funeral Home in Rock Falls. The funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Trinity United Methodist Church in Sterling, with the Rev. Paul Judd officiating. Burial will be at Oak Knoll Memorial Park in Sterling.

In lieu of flowers, memorials have been established to Trinity United Methodist Food Pantry and School Supply Closet.

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