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Margaret Susan "Peggy" Langan, 81, of Traverse City, passed away Monday, May 14, 2018 at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City.
Peggy was born on Tuesday, March 30, 1937 to the late Jack Adil and Eleanor LaVelle in Detroit. She married Matthew Raymond Langan on Saturday, July 13, 1957 at Holy Redeemer Catholic Church in Detroit.
A devoted, wife, mother and grandmother, Peggy also was devoted to her church, Christ the King Parish. It was there that she helped in the church office on Sundays and for funeral services and also served the parish as an eucharistic minister. She became a member at Christ the King after she and Matt moved back to Traverse City over 20 years ago.
Prior to her retirement Peggy had worked in sales for Jacobson's Department Store.
She enjoyed traveling, cross-country skiing, especially in the Alps and Canada, and spending a little time at the casino.
Peggy is survived by her children, Deborah (Kenneth) Hicks, of Elk Rapids, and Matthew (Sandy) Langan, of Bloomfield Hills; her grandchildren, Kenneth Hicks, William "Will" (Mariah) Hicks, Kaitlin Hicks, Lauren and Erin Langan; and her great-grandchildren, Parker and Autumn.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; and a sister, Sharron (David) Valloni.
Visitation for Peggy will take place from 5 until 7 p.m., with a scripture service at 7 p.m., Thursday, May 17, at the Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m., with visitation one hour prior to the Mass, Friday, May 18, at Christ the King Parish in Acme. Burial will take place at Oakwood Catholic Diocesan Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be directed to St. Patrick's Senior Center, 58 Parsons St., Detroit, MI 48201-2202 or online at www.stpatsrctr.org; The Father Fred Foundation, 826 Hastings, Traverse City, MI 49686; or the Rainbow Fund at Christ the King Church, PO Box 95, Acme, MI 49610.
Please share your favorite memories of Peggy with her family by visiting her tribute page at www.reynolds-jonkhoff.com.
The family is being cared for by Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home and Cremation Services.
Published on May 16, 2018
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