Bruce Ellory Van Langen, age 72, of Smithville passed away April 16th, 2023 at St. Thomas DeKalb Hospital ER. He was born May 16th, 1950 to his parents, the late Ronald and Lucia Van Langen. In addition to his parents, he was proceeded in death by his biological father, Elmer Olson. Mr. Van Langen was a member of the Cornerstone United Methodist Church in Smyrna and he worked as the Marketing Director at MCRD. He loved fishing and all his pets, and also liked the Marvel Superheroes. He is survived by his children, Delaney Van Langen of Nebraska, Abbey Van Langen of Nebraska, Gracie Van Langen of Smithville and Matthew Goodman of Georgia; grandchildren, Vega Smith, Riley Sunderman, Lennon Sunderman, Breaker Stanteiski, Bering Stanteiski and Lucas Goodman. The family honored Mr. Van Langen’s request to be cremated and a Memorial Service will be held at a later date. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge if the arrangements.
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