Christina Sue Langkamp
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Christina Sue Langkamp (Kelly), age 72, of Plainwell, passed peacefully on January 4, 2020. Christina was born January 26, 1947 to the late Jack and Barbara Kelly. Christina enjoyed a life full of travel, love of cooking and especially art. After living all over the Midwest as a youth, Christina’s parents moved to Plainwell where Christina graduated Plainwell High School in 1965.
Following high school, Christina attended Ferris State University where she fell in love with her first husband, Joseph Langkamp. Joe and Chris married at St. Margaret’s Church in 1967. Joe and Chris grew their loving family while they were stationed across the United States and Europe. When Lieutenant Colonel (LTC) Joe Langkamp retired from Army in 1981, Joe and Chris put down roots in Plainwell, Michigan, where they raised their children.
Chris attended Kendall School of Design in Grand Rapids where she refined her love of color and textiles. Her art was inspired by the Southwest’s culture, landscape and history she experienced while stationed in Arizona. As an artist, Chris traveled throughout the Midwest presenting her textiles at art shows and receiving commissions.
In 2010, Chris met and fell in love with the second love of her life, David Campbell, who survives. Also surviving are her children, Kelly Langkamp (Rod) Herzog-Gray, Lt. Col. (Retired) Keirya Langkamp (Lt. Col. (Retired) Joseph McLaine), Trenton (Katy) Langkamp, Trevor Langkamp; grandchildren, Lauren, Alexis, Avery, Carson, Logan, Hudson, Weston, and Skye; siblings, Roberta (Frank) Willis, Robert Kelly, Jacqueline Eckert, Colleen (Mark) Salton. She was preceded in death by her parents; first husband, Lt. Col. (Retired) Joseph Langkamp; and sister, Mary (George) Dunn.
Relatives and friends may meet with Christina’s family on Friday, January 10 from 1:00-2:00pm at the Beeler-Gores Funeral Home (Middleville, MI) where a funeral service will be held at 2:00pm. A private burial will take place at the Hillside Cemetery on Saturday. Memorial contributions may be made to Gilda’s Club. Please visit www.beelergoresfuneral.com to share a memory or to leave a condolence message for Christina’s family.