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Adele Strecker Langkopp passed away at her family home in Destrehan on Monday, July 6, 2009.

She was 92 years old.

She is survived by her son, Terry Langkopp, and his wife Jennifer Baker Langkopp; her grandchildren, Kim Meyers St. Romain, Johanna Meyers Snider, and William Meyers; Christopher, Casey, and David Jones; Rachel, Matthew, and Nicholas Langkopp; her brother, Louis Streker; six great-granddaughters and six great-grandsons; five great-great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, John “Johnny” F. Langkopp, Jr.; her daughters, Joan L. Meyers and Linda L. Jones; her brothers Charles, William, and Frank “Jack” Streker, as well as her sister, Eugenia Quinlan Streker in New Orleans.

After marrying, she and Johnny made a life in St. Bernard Parish. A enduring educator, she started early on by coaching, usually swimming, at the Recreational Department parks. After postponing her own education in order to raise her children, she returned to college and earned her bachelor’s degree in education at Tulane and her master’s plus thirty hours in education at LSUNO.

She served as president of the St. Bernard chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma Society International, and was very active as a 4-H teacher, as well as a participant in various Homemakers clubs. 

Upon her retirement, she lived in Poplarville, MS, Bay St. Louis, MS, and Slidell, LA. While still physically able, she volunteered much of her time and services to schools and nursing homes wherever she lived.

A teacher till the very end, she donated her body to the Bureau of Anatomical Services to be used for medical education and research.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to St. Clare School, located at 234 S. Beach Blvd., Waveland, MS 39576.
All local arrangements were provided by H.C. Alexander Funeral Home in Norco.

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