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Elzie Langford Jr.

Elzie passed away, Friday, June 30, 2023, at his home in Allegan.

He was born May 5, 1952 in Allegan the son of Elzie and Cleo (Anderson) Langford. Elzie worked at Plainwell Paper for over 30 years. He also owned and operated Langford Installations in Otsego. Elzie enjoyed working on electronics and was always willing to help anyone in need. He was very social and loved visiting with his family and many friends.

Surviving are his companion, Kitty Towne; children, Elzie “Butch” (Anya) Langford III of Otsego, Sheena (Craig) Roetjens of Illinois and Krista Bender of Allegan; several step-children; grandchildren, Damian, Allie, Cyrus, Cesar, Amber, Harper, Chance, Graysen, Tripp and Royce; step-grandchildren; sister-in-law, Ellen Hoots and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents and siblings.

According to his wishes cremation has taken place.

Contributions in memory of Elzie may be made to ProMedica Hospice.

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Tom young

June 30, 2023 at 3:19 pm

Kitty, Butch and family,

So sorry about Elzie, we shared a special bond, I will miss him and out conversations.

We lost a good man today.


Angelia Langford

June 30, 2023 at 6:07 pm

I am Gary Langfords daughter I just wanted to send my condolences to the family and let you know you all are in my prayers.

Angelia Langford Nicely


Theresa Sours

June 30, 2023 at 6:10 pm

Elzie was one of a kind despite his name. My condolences go out to his family. He will be missed.


Amy Drainer

June 30, 2023 at 6:42 pm

Butch & family, so sorry for ur loss


Theresa & Tim Campbell

June 30, 2023 at 7:33 pm

Elzie was a very special cousin to us 5 girls. He always made us feel welcome even though he was older than we were. He will be missed by everyone.


Jennie McDaniel

June 30, 2023 at 9:51 pm

Rest in Peace ☮️


Ev'Va Lee Belcher

July 1, 2023 at 4:22 pm

Elzie was like a brother to me. We played cards on the picnic table in the backyard. He saved me from being drugged by my horse Cherokee when I stepped into a coiled rope. He helped my Mom Helen Belcher when she lived alone next door to him. I miss you already.


Susie Curtiss

July 1, 2023 at 5:00 pm

My thoughts and prayers to Butch and family, so sorry for your loss, my Friend.


shannon caffrey

July 2, 2023 at 1:26 am

I remember him through my father William Bailey all the years at the mill…I worked at the mill one summer. He always made me laugh. I’m so sorry for your loss



July 2, 2023 at 4:59 pm

Kitty and family I grow up with Elzie We we’re just the neighborhood kids playing ball etc He was a good man so very sorry for your loss


Sandy Holden

July 2, 2023 at 5:59 pm

Elzie was a lifetime friend of my brother in law, and was definitely always ready to lend a helping hand whenever one was needed! So sorry for your loss, you’re all in my prayers.


Becky Dennis

July 2, 2023 at 11:35 pm

Elzie was a sweet man- he’d say “how ya doing kid”?

Many thoughts and prayers to all his family and friends.


Lori sirmons

July 4, 2023 at 10:21 am

I loved Elzie he took good care of my sister Lisa and advocated for her always

Was in her corner he was a good brother in law an good to my family I hope and pray butch and

All his family find peace

At this time I have many good memories of Elzie thankful for him


Lori sirmons

July 4, 2023 at 2:03 pm

Elzie a warrior loyal defender of his loved ones protector smart ahead of his time helped me many times in many ways gave me courage and he was tough as nails but had a big heart he rescued many people in his life he was a real one you always knew where he stood I’m so thankful for him and so

Sorry for his family’s loss as I know he

Was the rock God bless you butch an family


Bill Keselowski

July 12, 2023 at 2:05 pm

I am sorry to hear of Elzie’s passing. I worked with him at the Schoolcraft Auto Auction for several years. He was quite a character and his stories of times past never failed to alter an expression. May he RIP & God bless him, Bill Keselowski


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