Darren E Langhals

Born: Sun., May 8, 1966
Died: Sat., Jul. 13, 2019


6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Wed., Jul. 17, 2019
2:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Thu., Jul. 18, 2019
Location: Hartman Sons Funeral Home

Mass of Christian Burial

10:00 AM Fri., Jul. 19, 2019
Location: St. Anthony Catholic Church

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Columbus Grove, Ohio

Darren E. Langhals, 53, died Saturday, July 13, 2019, as a result of an accident at Colonial Surface Solutions. On May 8, 1966, he was born in Lima, Ohio, to Donald U. and Joann (Birkemeier) Langhals who survive in Columbus Grove.

On July 24, 1993, he married Patricia Jean Warnecke and she also survives in Columbus Grove.

Darren is survived by six sons, Quinton, Garrett, Tayte, Jevin, Brennen and Caelan; four daughters, Karenna, Aneesa, Siena and Therez; three brothers, Doug (Mary) Langhals, Mike (Kay) Langhals and Matt (Lisa) Langhals; one sister, Sherri (Jay) Wischmeyer all of Columbus Grove and many nieces and nephews.

A graduate of Columbus Grove High School, class of 1984, Darren also graduated from The Ohio State University with a degree in Agricultural Economics, and from Purdue University with a Masters degree in Business. He was a member of St. Anthony Catholic Church, the Knights of Columbus 4th Degree, and had also served on the Parish Council. He was a 4-H advisor for Columbus Grove Livestock for eight years.

He was employed for 30 years as the CFO for Auglaize Farmers, Auglaize-Provico, Advanced Agri Solutions Co-Op, Trupointe, and lastly, Sunrise Cooperative. In January of 2018, he and his wife purchased Colonial Surface Solutions in Columbus Grove.

He was a devoted husband and father who enjoyed camping, boating, family outings, The Ohio State Buckeyes, as well as the Putnam County Fair.

Mass of Christian burial will begin at 10:00 am on Friday, July 19, 2019, at St. Anthony Catholic Church, Columbus Grove. Father David Ritchie will officiate with burial to follow at the church cemetery.

Friends may call from 6:00-8:00 pm on Wednesday, July 17, 2019 and 2:00-8:00 pm on Thursday, July 18, 2019, at Hartman Sons Funeral Home, Columbus Grove, Ohio. A Rosary service will be conducted by the Knights of Columbus at the close of visitation on Thursday evening.

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Len & Teresa Hermiller
   Posted Sun July 14, 2019
Our deepest sympathy to you and your children.

Emily Watt
   Posted Sun July 14, 2019

A GARDEN PATH was sent by Emily Watt.

Mark Bidlack
   Posted Mon July 15, 2019
My sincere sympathy goes out to Pat and family for this very premature taking of Whitey's life. I've known Whitey for many years and what a great man, friend, husband and father. Whitey will be greatly missed by all.

Rod Kelsay
   Posted Mon July 15, 2019


Our deepest sympathies from the Mid America Cooperative Council. Rod Kelsay and Alice Pickler

Joan Winkle
   Posted Mon July 15, 2019
Garrett and family......so so sorry for the loss of your Dad. Take solace that he is now in a much better place. My sympathy to all

Marc & Renee Kerner
   Posted Mon July 15, 2019
Our deepest sympathy to Pat and her children along with Darren's family as we have known his family for years. All are very nice and loving families. May God help all of you through this terrible time and know that he is in a better place now. Your family will continue to be in our thoughts and prayers.

Joe Fruchey
   Posted Mon July 15, 2019
Sorry for your loss Pat , Don and Joann , please accept my sympathy , may he rest in peace .

Zac Hueve
   Posted Mon July 15, 2019
I worked at Colonial for almost 3 years, the last year with Darren and Pat as owners. Nothing but respect for the way they treated people, a great company with a family atmosphere. Very understanding and sympathetic to me and the other employees when it came to personal problems.

There is a lot of days I regret leaving there. Darren had a great vision for the company and wanted to do the right thing.

Keith & Deana Stechschulte
   Posted Mon July 15, 2019
To the Langhals family,

Our deepest sympathy, thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

Keith & Deana Stechschulte

Beth Hock
   Posted Tue July 16, 2019

SPATHIPHYLLUM was sent by Wednesday afternoon.

Dearest Pat and Family, My deepest sympathy to each of you. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Love my dearest Cousin, Beth and Nancy (Hock-Warnecke)

Jon walker
   Posted Tue July 16, 2019
Known Darren from our church group at St. Anothonys
THAT MAN IS YOU he was for sure a family man
It was an honor to be taught by one of the BEST

Jody Kashian
   Posted Tue July 16, 2019
I am so sorry for your loss of a truly great human being! Darren was my boss for a short time at Sunrise and I learned so much from him in those few months about what is important. He always spoke of his family. You could see how important and how much love he had for them. He will be greatly missed. You are all in my prayers!

Matt Balko
   Posted Tue July 16, 2019
Mike and Family, I am so sorry for your loss. I am praying for you all.


Doug Hiegel
   Posted Tue July 16, 2019
You are all in our thoughts and prayers.

Harvey Elgersma
   Posted Tue July 16, 2019
So sorry to hear of Darren's passing. I got to know him when he and I both served on the Board of Directors of the MAAC for a number of year's together. He was a great man in many ways most importantly a devoted family man. You have my prayers as you move through this difficult time

Harvey Elgersma (former CFO at Hamilton Farm Bureau Cooperative)

John Legge
   Posted Tue July 16, 2019
Sorry to hear of your loss. Our prayers go out to your family. I got to know Darren through the Trupointe organization. He was an outstanding guy!

Susan Florea
   Posted Tue July 16, 2019
I hadn't heard about Darren. What a great guy. I worked with Darren at Trupointe/Sunrise Coop. The world lost a wonderful man.

Ronald Sawyer
   Posted Tue July 16, 2019

SPATHIPHYLLUM was sent by MPC Enterprise Infrastructure Projects team.

Mike and family, Our deepest sympathy for your loss. From your Marathon Enterprise Infrastructure Projects team

Daniel Stahl Jr
   Posted Tue July 16, 2019
My heart is filled with sadness your Husband was a great man and father . Our deepest sympathies are with you and the children Pat. Rest assured he is with you always. Love you all from the Stahl family.

Mary Moyler
   Posted Tue July 16, 2019

SPATHIPHYLLUM was sent by Mary and Pat Moyler.

Thinking of your family during this difficult time, you are in our thoughts and prayers. With deepest sympathy, Mary and Pat Moyler ( Don’s Cairo farm)

David Hawk
   Posted Wed July 17, 2019
I am so sorry for your families loss. I would see Darren when I was in the office at various times and he would always have a smile on his face and he was just a great man to be around. I do feed sales for Sunrise Co-op and we would talk about feed for fair projects at his county fair and you could just tell that the youth was another one of his many passions. I wish I would've know Darren longer than I did but I cherish the time that I knew him at the Co-op. The world needs more Darren Langhals.

Nancy Thorburn
   Posted Thu July 18, 2019
The Langhals family,

It is always hard to loose someone so close but so young is even harder.
I send my sympathy to all of you.
Miss Thorburn

Michael Wehner
   Posted Thu July 18, 2019
First met Darren at a Cobank golf outing in Arizona. He was my cart partner. He was wearing an Ohio State hat and I had my Michigan hat on. We hit it off despite that and had a great day golfing. I would always see him at various conferences and catch up. I hadn't talked to him in a few years and didn't realize he left Sunrise. He was a great guy and hard worker and a devoted family man. My condolences to the family.

Mike Wehner
VP Finance
Cooperative Elevator Co.

Heather Reynolds
   Posted Fri July 19, 2019
To the entire Langhals family, my sincere and deepest sympathy to you.

Aneesa, you are a wonderful girl and I hope you are able to keep your dad's love in your heart as you continue through your journeys in life. Love to you!

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