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Monsignor Lang

February 10, 1933 — April 5, 2018

Monsignor Charles E. Lang, age 85, passed away on Thursday April 5, 2018, at Hoag Memorial Hospital, Orange County, CA. He is predeceased by his parents, Dr. Charles and Genevieve (O'Connor) Lang and brothers Robert and John.

Msgr. Lang was born on February 10, 1933, in Chicago. He attended St. Mel High School before graduating from Loyola University Chicago in 1955 with a B.S. in Chemistry. He received his M.S. in Chemistry and Math from Loyola in 1956 and went on to earn his Ph.D in Physical Chemistry from Iowa State University in 1960.

Following a year at Iowa State on a Post Doctoral Fellowship in Nuclear Chemistry, Msgr. Lang entered Mt. St. Bernard Seminary in Dubuque, IA, in 1961. During his seminary years he earned the M.A. in Theology from Aquinas Institute in Dubuque. He was ordained a priest for the Archdiocese of Dubuque in 1965.

Msgr. Lang began his long association with Loras College in 1965 when he became an Assistant Professor in the Chemistry Department. In 1971 he earned his M.A. in Clinical Psychology from Loyola Chicago and added psychology to his teaching duties. He was named Loras Dean of Students in 1972, Vice President for Student Affairs in 1977, and Vice President for College Advancement for Loras College in 1985.

As an administrator at Loras, he initiated extensive development and improvements in student affairs, including career counseling, minority counseling, drug and alcohol abuse counseling, wellness programs, and residence life programs.

In 1986, Msgr. Lang was appointed president of Mount St. Clare College in Clinton, Iowa, a post he held until 1991.

In April, 2003, Pope John Paul II named him Rev. Msgr. Charles E. Lang, Ph.D Prelate of Honor to His Holiness.

At the time of his passing, Msgr. Lang served Loras College as a Development Officer and did pastoral work at many churches.

Monsignor Lang is survived by many loving relatives and dear friends whose lives he enriched with his guidance, warmth and wonderful love of life. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

Visitation Friday, April 13, 2018 will be held at Sax-Tiedemann Funeral Home, 9568 Belmont Ave., Franklin Park, Il from 3:00 pm to 9:00 pm.

On Saturday, April 14, 2018, Msgr. Lang will lie in state at St. Cyprian Church, 2601 Clinton, River Grove, Il from 9:00 am until time of Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 am.

Interment will follow at St. Joseph Cemetery in River Grove, Il.

In lieu of flowers, Mass intentions and other spiritual gifts would be most appreciated. Memorial donations can be made in Msgr. Lang's name to the Loras Fund. https://alumni.loras.edu/giving

For information please call the funeral home at (847) 678-1950 or www.sax-tiedemann.com

Visitation
Friday, April 13, 2018
3:00 PM 4/13/2018 3:00:00 PM - 9:00 PM 4/13/2018 9:00:00 PM
Sax-Tiedemann Funeral Home & Crematorium

9568 Belmont Ave.
Franklin Park, IL 60131

Sax-Tiedemann Funeral Home & Crematorium
9568 Belmont Ave. Franklin Park 60131 IL
United States
Lying In State
Saturday, April 14, 2018
9:00 AM 4/14/2018 9:00:00 AM - 10:00 AM 4/14/2018 10:00:00 AM
St. Cyprian

2601 Clinton Street
River Grove, IL 60171

St. Cyprian
2601 Clinton Street River Grove 60171 IL
United States
Funeral Mass
Saturday, April 14, 2018
10:00 AM 4/14/2018 10:00:00 AM
St. Cyprian

2601 Clinton Street
River Grove, IL 60171

St. Cyprian
2601 Clinton Street River Grove 60171 IL
United States
Location

St. Joseph Cemetery Final Resting Place

Belmont & Cumberland Avenues
River Grove, IL 60171

Belmont & Cumberland Avenues River Grove 60171 IL
United States

Memorial Contribution

Loras Fund
C/O Loras College
Dubuque, IA 52001
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