Kenneth M. Langeland, 90, of Griggstown, passed away on Friday, Dec 6, 2019 after an 8 year struggle with dementia. Kenneth was born and raised in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, NY. After finishing High School he worked for Andrew’s and Evan’s Insurance Co. in Downtown Brooklyn. He was married for 68 years to Kay Morch Langeland, until her death on Feb 20, 2019. After marrying Kay in 1950, he proudly served his country in the US Army, 28th Division, in occupied Germany during the Korean Conflict. Upon his discharge, he began working in the heavy construction industry. The NY Dockbuilders Union #1456 employed him for 36 years, he was most proud of working on the Verrazzano Narrows Bridge. He was also a member of the Vasa Order of America, Lodge Lyckan #507 for many years. He moved to Griggstown, NJ in 1962 where he built the home he lived in for most of his remaining years. He attended Bunker Hill Church for over 50 years. Ken was a known jokester full of fun. His sense of humor entertained his many friends and family.
He is predeceased by his parents Christian and Elsa Langeland, and a sister Edith Hume. He is survived by his two devoted daughters and their husbands Lori and Lawrence Dudek of Skillman, NJ and Dale and David Antonevich of Mechanicsville, VA, two beloved granddaughters, Susanne Dudek, Kristi Nelson, her husband Peter Nelson and great grandson Avery Thomas Nelson, a brother, Charles Langeland of Cranbury, NJ and niece Elizabeth DeLeo of Somerset NJ.
Funeral Service will be conducted 5:00 pm on Sunday December 8, 2019 at the M.J. Murphy Funeral Home 616 Ridge Road at New Road, Monmouth Junction. Friends may call on Sunday, from 2:00 pm until the time of service at the funeral home.
Burial will be private in the Griggstown Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Bunker Hill Lutheran Brethren Church, Restoring to Serve Building Fund, 235 Bunker Hill Road, Princeton, NJ 08540 or the Alzheimer’s Association.