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Stanford Langdon

August 27, 1924 - August 10, 2017
Fulton, MI

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Visitations


Monday, August 14, 2017
10:00 AM to 11:00 AM EDT
Fulton Christian Church
14108 East W Ave
Fulton, MI 49052

Services


Monday, August 14, 2017
11:00 AM to 12:00 PM EDT
Fulton Christian Church
14108 East W Ave
Fulton, MI 49052

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At the family's request memorial contributions are to be made to those listed below. Please forward payment directly to the memorial of your choice.

Fulton Christian Church
14108 East W Ave
Fulton, MI 49052

D.A.V.

Flowers


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Heirloom Rose
407 S. Grand St.
Schoolcraft, MI 49087
(269) 679-3010
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Ambati
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Kalamazoo, MI 49008
(269) 349-4961
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Stanford Troy Langdon

Fulton, Michigan

Born August 27, 1924. Died August 10, just shy of his 93rd birthday.

Stanford was born in Leonidas, Michigan to Fleet B. and Millie (Troy) Langdon.

First born son of Fleet and Mille. Their family expanded to four children that included Sister Velma, Brother Jack, and Brother Harry. They were raised in Leonidas.

During the high school years, the family moved to their Athens home. It is still in the family to this day.

Stanford graduated from Athens High School as the valedictorian of the class of 1942.

He loved academics and excelled at it. His constant thirst of knowledge was a life-long endeavor.

In 1949, Stanford was drafted into the Army and later fought in the Korean conflict.

Stanford would recall a story of God's hand on his life during the war. He was stationed in California awaiting to be shipped to Korea. Soldiers were praying. Stanford felt a hand on his shoulder. He looked around to see who was touching him. No one was there. God's protection was over him and he safely made it back home.

In April 1950, Stanford was united in marriage to Mary Frances Weimer in the Fulton Church. Together they wrote their love story that spanned 67 years.

Years later, Stanford and Mary Frances moved into Mary Frances' childhood home in Fulton. They have remained there since.

Living on a farm, Stanford did the farming while Mary Frances took care of the many animals.

Stanford was a machinist at Union Pump Company of Battle Creek for 44 years. His greatest joy at Union Pump was working with the engineers in the Research and Development Department. Always a thinker and tinkerer, this best fitted his personality. He loved to challenge his intellect.

In April 1953, Stanford and Mary Frances were blessed with their first child, Deborah. In 1955, Becky arrived, followed by Mark in 1958, and finally Andy in 1961.

His family was first and foremost in his life.

Stanford taught his children how to repair and fix objects. He developed their logistical, figure-it-out thought processes. Stanford could fix anything and everything. This included his cars and farm machinery.

He was active in Fulton Christian Church until his health deteriorated. He served as a Sunday School teacher, Sunday School superintendant, elder, church board president, song leader, and lay minister.

Stanford never missed church. Teaching people about God's Word was his passion. He loved to talk and talk for long periods of time. This suited him well in his ministry.

Stanford's hobbies were reading, word-search puzzles, and genealogy. He spent many hours tracing the family tree. This was a dear interest to his heart.

Grandchildren and great grandchildren: Noah (Anne) Miller [Elijah and Naomi]; Hannah Norton [Heidi and Jeremiah]; Abigail Norton [Gracie, Nathan, Natalie, and Nolan]; Matthew (Lindsay) Langdon; Ashley Langdon.

Stanford enjoyed being involved in his grandchildren's lives. He never missed any of his grandchildren's sporting events, in spite of Michigan snowstorms.

At one of his granddaughter’s playoff basketball games that was two to three hours away, Stanford and Mary Frances were the only supporters of the team. No one else came. It was the team, the coach and Stanford and Mary Frances. That dedication to his grandchildren put a lasting impression on his grandchildren.

Stanford enjoyed extended family get-togethers and relished spending time with his nieces and nephews.

A close and loyal family is Stanford's legacy.

In 2010, Stanford suffered a stroke. That started his decline in health, with the last two years being more challenging. God's peace was with him up till the end.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Fleet and Millie Langdon, brother and sister-in-law Harry and Paula Langdon, and brother-in-law and sister-in-law George and Doris (Weimer) Norton.

Stanford T. Langdon, of Fulton passed away on Thursday, August 10, 2017 at the age of 92. A funeral service will be held on Monday at 11am at the Fulton Christian Church. The visitation will be one hour prior to the starting at 10am at the church. Burial will be at North Fulton Cemetery.

Please visit Stanford’s webpage at www.lifestorynet.com where you can read his story, sign the guestbook, and share a memory. Those who wish may make contributions to the Fulton Christian Church and/or the D.A.V.

The family is being assisted by the Life Story Funeral Home, 409 S. Main, Vicksburg, MI (269-649-1697).

Why

by Stanford Langdon

O why are you fretful and why do you fear?

And why do you worry with Jesus so near?

For Jesus had sorrows as great as your own

He knows how you feel when you’re sad and alone.

O take your cares to him and rest at his side

And seek his forgiveness for sins you would hide

Then when you are healed and your sins gone away

Remember to praise Him, remember to pray.

O how do you thank Him for all of His care?

And how do you put more than words in your prayer?

Obey His Commandments if God you would please

Help care for His children and give their heart ease.

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