Carl Armand Langenbach

Carl Armand Langenbach, 85, of Summit Beach, Algoma, passed away at his home on Saturday, Feb. 18, 2006.

Carl was born on Nov. 10, 1920 in West Bend, to Armand and Clara (nee Pick) Langenbach, and graduated from West Bend High School.

He attended the University of Michigan, attaining a degree in forestry. Upon graduation from college, he became a pilot in the U.S. Navy.

On June 26, 1946, Carl married Mae Shebuski at Holy Angels Church in West Bend.

The couple lived in Eagle River for several years before moving to Fort Madison, Iowa.

Carl was woodlands manager at the Crandon Paper Mill for many years, before deciding to start his own business in 1967.

He operated Langenbach Wood Products until his retirement in 1995.

His wife, Mae, passed away on Aug. 22, 1991, and he later married Charlene Smith, who passed away in March, 2001.

Carl was active in the Boy Scout program in Fort Madison and helped to develop the tree farms for Crandon Paper Mill.

He was the past president of the National Hardwood Associa-tion and was active in the Elks and Knights of Columbus.

Carl loved life and his family. One of his greatest passions was fishing. He moved to Algoma in 1996 where he could sit on his porch and look at "his lake," Lake Michigan.

Friends were always welcome and seldom left without going on a fishing trip.

When it was time to hang up his fishing pole for the season, Carl would focus on his second passion, the Green Bay Packers. He enjoyed tailgating and sitting in the stadium watching the games.

Survivors include a son, Paul of Fort Madison; a daughter, Ann of Quincy, Ill.; two grandchildren, Heather Klesner and Andrew Langenbach, both of Fort Madi-son; two great-grandchildren, Marlee and Caeden Klesner of Fort Madison; five brothers-in-law, Jack (Margaret) Shebuski of Wausau, Don (Lenore) Shebuski and Bob (Jean) Shebuski, both of Hubertus, Father Charles She-buski of Green Bay and Dan (Jean) Shebuski of Bloomington, Minn.; five sisters-in-law, Nora Winscher of Hammond, Ind., Audrey Ellison of Milwaukee, Karen Renier of South Range, Mich., Marlene Shebuski of Antigo and Hazel Langenbach of Chevy Chase, Md.; his companion, Mildred "Scotti" Michal; his faithful and loving dog, Max; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Preceding him in death were his parents; a brother, John (Soan); a sister, Clara (Putzy); and brothers-in-law, Bill Shebuski and Fred "Fritz" Lueneburg.

A Mass of Christian Burial was held on Tuesday, Feb. 21 at 11 a.m. at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Algoma, with Rev. Charles Shebuski officiating.

Burial was in the church cemetery.

Memorials may be sent to Unity Hospice, 916 Willard Drive, Highway 100, Green Bay, Wis. 54304, or the Langenbach House (for abused women), Division Street in Algoma, 54201.

The Schinderle Funeral Home, Algoma, assisted the family.

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