Charles Joseph Langlois

January 24, 1937 – January 6, 2021
Charles (Chuck) Joseph Langlois was born January 24, 1937 to Edward Langlois and Virginia (Lessard) Langlois in Ranier, MN. He passed away at home on January 6, 2021 with his devoted wife, Janet, by his side.  (Not COVID related)
 
Chuck graduated from Centralia High School in 1955. He enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1956 and was stationed in Kaiserslautern, Germany. He was a motion picture photographer. While on duty there, he married Eva Sandvig from Centralia, WA. They had three children together.  Upon return to the states in 1959, he started his career with the J.C. Penney Co. in Centralia, WA. The job took him to Albany, OR and then later Anacortes, WA. He had a great love for people, was very creative, and found that the retail environment was a perfect fit for him.
 
In 1972, The family moved to Leavenworth, WA. where he opened 2 clothing stores; Tyrolean Men's Shop and Village Fashions. He was not only known for quality clothing but also for his sense of humor, great laugh and kindness. He was a member of the City Council and the Royal Bavarians. Many customers became lifelong friends which was what he valued the most from being in business. Years later he moved from the retail business to become a motivational speaker traveling extensively throughout Washington, Oregon, Idaho, and Alaska helping to revitalize cities and businesses.
 
In 1981 Chuck married Janet McGuire who helped him with the speaking business. They retired in Monroe, WA where Chuck used his creativity to build custom birdhouses to scale of historic homes and buildings and sold them around the country. Chuck is survived by his wife Janet, daughters Cindy Langlois, Sue Durr and husband John. Son David Langlois and wife Denise; Stepchildren Brett McGuire and wife Gail, and Sheila Suggs and husband Ron. Grandchildren David and Josiah Langlois, Alex Durr, Mallory (Suggs) Reier, Jared Suggs, Sean and Erin McGuire, and three great-grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his parents and brother George.
 
Chuck will be remembered for his wonderful stories, deep laugh, quick wit and ready smile. He has left us all with great memories. He believed nothing was more important than family and lived life not with the view the glass was half full, but that it was full to overflowing
 

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