DEXTER – Leo J. Langlais, 89, died April 30, 2013, at his residence. He was born Jan. 9, 1924, in Grand Isle, son of Charles and Sophie (Tardif) Langlais.
He graduated from Van Buren High School and served in the U.S. Army during World War II in the European Theatre. He was a German prisoner of war for eight months. Leo was employed in the steel industry out of state and worked at Dexter Shoe Company for 14 years. He was a communicant of St. Anne’s Catholic Church.
He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Fern (Couture) Langlais of Dexter; three sons, Richard and wife, Paula, of Merrimack, N.H., Edward and wife, Sherri, of Dexter and Kenneth of Rockwood; two daughters, Elaine and husband, John Seavey, of St. Albans and Ann Langlais of Dexter; brother, Lucien Langlais of New Jersey; three sisters, Jeanette Cassio of Howland, Louise Sears of Georgia, and Lucille Bradley of New Hampshire; 10 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated 11 a.m. Saturday, May 4, at St. Anne’s Catholic Church, 59 Free St., Dexter, with the Rev. Fr. Kent Ouellette officiating. A military committal service will be after at Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Dexter. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Disabled American Veterans, Attention: Gift Processing, P.O. Box 14301, Cincinnati, OH 45250. Arrangements are by Crosby & Neal, Dexter. Those who wish may leave written tributes at www.CrosbyNeal.com.