Patricia Langmaack

Patricia Langmaack, a selfless person, always full of love, died peacefully at the age of 88. Pat was born on Independence Day, July 4, 1934, in Charlotte to Leonard and Isabelle (LaBare) Johnson, and passed on St. Patrick’s Day, March 17, 2023. After graduating from Olivet High school in 1952, Pat worked for Drs. Chapman and Britton in their Optometry office and then at Quentin Bosworth’s Veterinary practice for many years. Her love of agriculture led her to employment at the Michigan Livestock Exchange in Battle Creek, Michigan, from where she eventually retired. A 4-H volunteer for many years, Pat taught countless young people the skills of sewing and cooking, many of whom became “adopted” grandchildren.
Pat married Hans Langmaack in 1953 and the couple purchased their farm just three years later where they went on to raise their family and make countless memories. Ever devoted to her family, Pat was a wonderful mother, grandmother, and great grandmother who was often found caring for grandchildren and baking treats for all who visited. Hans and Pat enjoyed time with friends and family and spent many fun evenings visiting with friends at Thursday night “farmer’s suppers.”
Patricia is survived by her children, Peggy (Michael) Papoi, Robert (Debbie) Langmaack, Karl (Kendra) Langmaack and Chris (Kristina) Langmaack; 13 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, Hans in 2020; daughter, Amy Hettinger; her siblings, Peggy (Caroll) Moon, Richard (Marilyn) Johnson, Casey (Billie) Johnson, Leonard Johnson Jr.; and special friend, Micki Fay.
Friends are encouraged to support Patricia’s family by attending services or sharing memories on her Tribute Page at Visitation was Wednesday, March 22 at Pray Funeral Home in Charlotte. Funeral services were Thursday, March 23, at Gresham United Methodist Church in Charlotte with Pastor Kathy Smith officiating. The funeral was webcast so you may watch it from any computer, smartphone, or mobile device that has internet access. Go to, click on Patricia’s tribute, then click on Photos and Videos from your computer (or media from your smart phone). If desired, the family suggests memorial contributions to Gresham United Methodist Church. The family is in the care of Pray Funeral Home, Charlotte.