John H. Langer, Jr., age 71, formerly of East Douglas Street, Port Washington, WI passed away Friday, September 25, 2020 after a lengthy illness.

He was born June 4, 1949 in Cambridge, NY. The son of a Merchant Marine John H. Langer, Sr. and Eleanor Berger, the family moved often due to his father’s job. John grew up in Marinette County, Wisconsin. Shortly after high school graduation, John entered the United States Navy during the Vietnam War. He served as a Boiler Technician Petty Officer from 1967 through 1972.

Upon his return to the States, John remained in Florida and received his college degree in Hospitality Management. While in Florida, John worked at various restaurants. He would later return to the northeast for a few years, later moving to Wisconsin in the early 1980’s.

John would continue to work in various restaurants and bars, most notably the former McCormick’s Place in Grafton. Locally he will be remembered for bartending at NewPort Shores Restaurant in Port Washington for over 13 years. He had resided in Port for almost 30 years.

John enjoyed tending his yard and plants. Hobbies include his riding his motorcycle and woodworking. John was a former member of the Port Washington Lions Club.

He is survived by his children Jennifer (Mike Joers) Thiel of Grafton, Justin (Melissa) Langer of Port Washington, John Langer Jr. (III) of Port, Orange, Florida and Katie Langer of New York; grandchildren Jordan, Jackson and Benjamin, former spouse Rene Langer, his sisters Janice Nelson, Laurelyn Wichgers, his brothers Jimmy (Linda) Langer and Tom (Liz) Langer, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. He is preceded by his parents.

Family services have been held.



  1. I was privileged to meet John and he was outgoing and very easy to talk to. I know his family, kids, and grandchildren–he left a fine legacy, and a life lived to the fullest.

    My deepest condolences to his family.

  2. He was a great brother his brothers and sisters miss him dearly may he always be in heaven with our family members who have gone to there rest i pray that God will.look after his family friends and loved ones. Johnny fair winds and following seas your brother and navy veteran Tom

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