OBITUARY: Allan Charles 'Al' Langenwalter


BEND - Former Hermiston resident Allan Charles "Al" Langenwalter, 94, of Bend died Sunday, Sept. 6, 2009, at the Bend Hospice House in Bend. A memorial service will be held at 1:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 21 at the First United Methodist Church in Hermiston. A private family graveside service will be held earlier at the Hermiston Cemetery. Disposition was by cremation.

Mr. Langenwalter was born Aug. 28, 1915, in Chicago, Ill., to John Emil and Margaret (Franz) Langenwalter. He was raised in Twin Falls, Idaho, and graduated from high school there. He graduated from the University of Washington with an accounting degree in 1936.

In 1940 he married Florine Ruth Brace at Weiser, Idaho, and they moved to Hermiston in 1941, where he owned and operated his accounting business for over 40 years. His wife Florine died in 1997. In 1998 he married Betty Whittum in Hermiston.

He was involved with the Hermiston Fire and Emergency District Board for 57 years, 25 years as their clerk, retiring in 2007 at age 92.

Mr. Langenwalter is survived by his wife, Betty, of Bend; sons Gary of Tigard and Jon of Salem; daughters Elaine Cornick of Bend and Janet Lindquist of Waitsburg, Wash.; seven grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Florine in 1997; brother Dan Langenwalter; and his parents.

Memorial contributions may be made to the local charity of the donor's choice.

Burns Mortuary of Hermiston is in charge of arrangements.


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