Julie Reid Rath Langdon passed away Wednesday, September 27th

Our Heavenly Father has called upon his loving, kind hearted and thoughtful daughter, Julie Reid Rath Langdon, to join him by his side in the heavens above. On Wed Sept 27th, 2017 Julie has answered his request with Grace & Dignity. She has always lived her life through sickness & in health that has inspired others to cherish & follow her work. Her life was always about helping others first with kindness, hope, comfort & wisdom. She has always had an open home for all of her many adopted Sons & Daughters, loving family, friends, neighbors & the many patients she watched over during her entire nursing career. Her strength, beliefs, desire, passion, determination, and positivity proved that she is a true Hero for all who knew her.

Julie was born on Nov 2, 1963 to Lenard & Mary Reid in Georgia. Julie graduated from Bridgman High School in 1982, attended Southwestern college and Michigan tech. She received her nursing degree from LMC and her BSN from Bethel College. Her happy, helping & dedicated career has been with Lakeland Health for 30 years in addition to providing her highly motivated talent to child & family services. She has been a member at Trinity Lutheran Church where she has enjoyed spreading Gods work to the youth groups & during the retreats she participated in. She shared her kind soul & heart of gold with her sons, nieces & nephews through the years with always keeping them busy at her home from swimming parties to coloring in books, sandy beaches, ice cream shops, horse drawn carriage rides & St Joe dime stores for gifts they each got to pick out & the many picnics in the parks for playtimes & concerts.

Julie will be greatly missed by her surviving husband Paul, sons Mathew & Jonathon, parents Mary & Siegfried Rath, George & Beverly Langdon, Sister Teresa (Richard) Griffin, Brothers Bill (Tami) Rath & Edward (Jennifer) Rath, Brother-n-law David (Lynda) Langdon, Sister-n-law Diana (Chuck) Varney, Nieces Breanna Rath, Sarah (Sean) McFerron, Rebecca (Eric) Rode, Nephews Brandon Rath, Mark & Thomas Griffin, Elias, Isaiah & Lucas Rath, Jeremy (Gina) Langdon, Jason (Kim) Langdon along with Many Aunts, Uncles, Cousins, Friends, Co-Workers & Neighbors.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held 11:00 Am Saturday, September 30th at Trinity Lutheran Church, 619 Market St. St. Joseph with Pastor Michael Roth officiating. Friends may visit on Friday, September 29, 2017 from 6:00 PM until 8:00 PM at Starks & Menchinger Chapel, 2650 Niles Rd. St. Joseph. Memorial contributions may be made to Trinity Lutheran Church. Those wishing to sign Julie’s guestbook or leave a condolence for the family may do so online at www.starks-menchinger.com.

As Julie would say “Good Night Moon”

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