Dr. Philip Langerman

Dr. Philip Langerman


Dr. Philip D. Langerman 85 of Fayette, IA passed away peacefully surrounded by family on October 10, 2020. 

Funeral services will be held on Friday, Oct. 16, at 2 p.m. with visitation one hour prior to the services at First Methodist Church in Fayette, Iowa. Interment will follow at Grandview Cemetery in Fayette with military rites provided by American Legion Post #339 of Fayette. Becker-Milnes Funeral Home in Fayette is assisting the Langerman family.

He is survived by his loving wife of 43 years, Chickie Langerman; children Danny (Jennifer) Langerman of Parker, Colorado; Kelly (Twon Wiley) Langerman of Grafton, Wisc.; Jamie (Dr. Lisa) Langerman of  Littleton, Colo.; Jayson (Leah) Langerman of Littleton, Colo.; and Randy Langerman of Grafton, Wisc.; one brother Dr. Arthur (Eddie) Langerman of McConnelsville, Ohio; two sisters Judy Guetzmacher of Oelwein, IA; and JoEllen Langerman of Bellevue, Iowa; eight grandchildren Kaile, Darrian, Riley, Tailon, Hunter, Brady, Tyler, and Carter; three great-grandchildren Arien, Aniya, and Azalea; and numerous nieces and nephews. 

He is preceded in death by two infant daughters Susan Lee and Shelly Marie; his parents Orpha and Joseph; three brothers Willard, Larry and Lowell; and one sister Lois Jean.

Philip D. Langerman was born January 4, 1935 on the family farm in rural Fayette, IA.  He was the son of Joseph and Orpha (Page) Langerman. He served in the US Army 1953-1955 serving in Germany. He graduated from Fayette Consolidated High School 1953. He had a BS degree, Master of Vocational Education and Ph.D from Iowa State University. Philip had been an educator all his life starting at Iowa Training School for Boys, Iowa Department of Instruction, Des Moines Area Community College, Drake University, Milwaukee Area Technical College, and Upper Iowa University.  He started Adam University in Denver, Colorado and Adam International University in Atlanta, Ga. with international programs in SE Asia and Vancouver, Canada.   He made over 30 trips to China, Macau, Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia, Vietnam, Japan, Indonesia, India, and Taiwan over a 10 yr period, before retiring in 2013.

He published Hunting and Holding a Job (1963 – Author), You Can Be A successful Teacher of Adults (1979 – Co Editor), Roadmap to Federal Funding (1976 – Co Author), Managing Continuing Education Programs and Staff (1979 – Co Editor), Plant Closings & Layoffs: Problems Facing Urban & Rural Comm. (1982 – Author).

Philip was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother and friend. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him and loved him.



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