Everett Adam Langel, 99, Topeka, died Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2003, at a Topeka care facility.
Mr. Langel was employed by an investment bank in Detroit and later in the dairy business with Creameries of America in Los Angeles. He became president of Jo-Mar Dairies in Salina in 1933 and remained with that business until retiring in 1975.
He was born Jan. 20, 1904, on a farm near Pataskala, Ohio, to Charles Adam and Anna Virginia Greene Langel. He graduated from high school in Pataskala and later from Ohio State University.
Mr. Langel was a member of First Lutheran Church in Topeka, Pataskala Lodge No. 404 AF&AM, a life member of Scottish Rite Bodies and Isis Shrine, both in Salina, and he was a former president of the Salina Community Chest and Salina Chamber of Commerce. He also served on the board at St. John's Military School in Salina.
He married Jeanette Elizabeth Strickler on Feb. 1, 1936, in Salina. She died Nov. 4, 1994. Mr. Langel also was preceded in death by a son, Benjamin Charles Langel, on June 7, 2002.
Survivors include a daughter, J. Elizabeth Munns, Topeka; and two grandchildren.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at First Lutheran Church. Committal services and entombment will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Williamsburg Mausoleum at Roselawn Memorial Park Cemetery in Salina.
Memorial contributions may be made to First Lutheran Church, 1234 S.W. Fairlawn Road, Topeka, 66604, or the charity of the donor's choice and sent in care of Penwell-Gabel Mid-Town Chapel, 1321 S.W. 10th, Topeka, 66604.
Topeka Capital Journal, January 23, 2003, http://www.cjonline.com/stories/012303/obt_langel.shtml