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"Doctor" Olaf Elmer "Ole" Langland

"Doctor" Olaf Elmer "Ole" Langland

Male 1925 - 2011  (86 years)

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  • Name Olaf Elmer "Ole" Langland 
    Title "Doctor" 
    Born 30 May 1925  Madrid, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 11 Jul 2011  La Costa Glen, Carlsbad, California Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • LANGLAND, OLAF E., DR. May 30, 1925 to July 11, 2011 Olaf "Ole" Elmer Langland DDS, age 86 years, resident of La Costa Glen, Carlsbad, CA, died of end-stage COPD on July 11, 2011, at home with his wife Gwen, by his side. He was born May 30, 1925, in Madrid, IA, son of Dr. Raymond F. and Minnie M. (Kinsey) Langland. Ole was drafted into the Army in 1943 at the age of 18 and served our country in WWII during the Normandy invasion, wounded in St. Lo, France, in 1945, receiving the Purple Heart and Bronze Star. Ole's father, Raymond, was a dentist, and he followed his father by receiving a DDS in 1952 from the University of Iowa. He had a dental practice in Albert City, IA, and met and married his dental assistant, Carolyn Anderson, in 1955; had two daughters, Sara Marie and Beth Margaret (deceased 2002). Ole was a professor of Oral Diagnosis at the University of Iowa in the 1960s, and moved to New Orleans, Louisiana, in 1968 to be Department Head at LSU. He served on the U.S. Hope Ship in 1973 for Project Hope in Macio, Brazil, teaching doctors dental radiology and treating Brazilian children. Ole and Carolyn divorced in 1972 and he moved to San Antonio, Texas, in 1975 to become Full Professor and Department Head at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio; Professor Emeritus 1999-2011. "To teach is to touch a life forever." He married Ruth Klabunde in 1975 in San Antonio, Texas; stepchildren Julie Van Delden and Gary Klabunde. Ruth died in 1985 of breast cancer and Ole married Gwendolyn Stokes in 1991; stepchildren Renee' Schatz, Richard Stokes, Deborah Fato, Kimra Stokes (deceased 1982), and D. Scott Stokes. Ole is survived by eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Ole had a brother, Raymond K. Langland (deceased 2008), and has a brother, Leo L. Langland. Dr. Olaf Langland wrote several textbooks in Dental Radiology which were used extensively in universities throughout the U.S. with high regard. Ole was a member of several professional dental organizations, as well as a Mason, a Shiner, Military Order of Purple Heart, and American Legion. Avocation: Civil War Historian, authoring 16 chapters of a book on Medicine and Dentistry in the Civil War. Burial at Miramar National Cemetery, San Diego, California, July 19 at 11:00 a.m. Memorial service arrangements pending at San Antonio, Texas. Afterward, there will be a military Celebration of Life ceremony at 1:30 p.m. at La Costa Glen, Carlsbad, California.

      Published in San Diego Union-Tribune on July 17, 2011
    Person ID I86325  MRP Tree
    Last Modified 26 Apr 2014 

    Family Ruth Ann Sturdevant,   b. 27 Apr 1942, Bexar, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Jan 1985, Bexar, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 42 years) 
    Last Modified 26 Apr 2014 23:23:42 
    Family ID F30562  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 30 May 1925 - Madrid, Iowa Link to Google Earth
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