In memoriam:

TECHNY, Ill. – Father August “Gus” Langenkamp SVD, 87, one of the first Divine Word Missionaries to work in Ecuador, passed away on Aug. 23 in Techny. A Mass of Christian Burial for Father Langenkamp was to be celebrated Wednesday, Aug. 31, at Divine Word Residence. He passed away peacefully from heart failure at the residence.
He was ordained in Bay St. Louis in 1957 and worked at Divine Word Seminary as treasurer, teacher and later as vocational director. In 1962 he helped found the a mission in Ecuador, working as a teacher, director of Divine Word High School and as pastor of the newly founded mission parish.
He served at St. Peter Claver in Asbury Park, NJ., for almost 20 years and then was assigned to Sacred Heart Parish in Greenville where he was pastor from 1990 to 1999. During his final decade of active ministry, he was assigned to St. James Parish in Tupelo and worked with Hispanic immigrants in Northeast Mississippi.
In 2009, at age 80, he retired and moved to Techny, Ill.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in the name of Father Langenkamp can be made for the care of elderly and infirm missionaries and sent to The Rector, Divine Word Residence, 1901 Waukegan Road, P.O. Box 6000, Techny, IL 60082-6000.