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Norven Dennis Langager

Norven Dennis “Denny” Langager, 77, died Wednesday, May 3, 2023.

He was born in Pasadena, Calif., on March 24, 1946, and grew up in Wolf Point. He graduated from Wolf Point High School and Eastern Montana College and served in the U.S. Army.

Once his Army service was complete, he worked as a radio announcer and then began his career in the bulk fuel and trucking business. He was a licensed real estate agent and insurance agent and owned an old-time photo business. He also worked in the automobile industry as a car salesman and finance manager.

When he retired, he resumed his love for writing poetry and began volunteering at the Billings Montana Temple. Over the years, he enjoyed golf, hunting, cooking, live theater, reading, writing poetry, traveling, music and singing, art, photography, outdoor walks, National Parks and historical sites, spending time at Fort Peck,

going to movies and attending various sporting events. He was a collector of coins and objects. He loved the opportunity to serve others through decades of church callings and LDS temple work.

He and Rita were married for 39 years and together for 41. His children and grandchildren were very important to him. He enjoyed attending their sporting events and simply just spending time with them. He was incredibly close to his siblings and looked forward to the family get-togethers and his weekly breakfasts with his brother, Harvey; and friend, Freddie.

He was preceded in death by his sister, Carolyn Langager Keller; and granddaughter, Olivia Jane Langager.

He is survived by his wife, Rita; son, Jason Langager; daughter, LaQuita Zilkoski; son, Mike Lett; brother, Harvey Langager; and sisters, JoAnn Booth and Tana Mayo; and seven grandchildren.

Visitation will be Thursday, May 11, from 5 to 8 p.m. at Smith West Chapel in Billings. Services will be held Friday, May 12, at 9 a.m. at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter- Day Saints - Broadmoor in Billings. Interment will be at Yellowstone National Cemetery in Laurel.

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