We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at Baird-Case Jordan-Fannin Funeral Home & Cremation Service
Henry Joseph Langsenkamp III passed away on July17, 2022. He was born in Indianapolis, Indiana on September 8, 1930 to Jane Alborn and Henry J Langsenkamp Jr. His family moved to Fort Lauderdale where Henry attended high school then on to Fordham University and University of Miami. He served with great pride in the United States Air Force from 1951-1953. Henry had left his heart in Indianapolis and returned to marry his childhood sweetheart JoAnn (Jody) in 1955 and bring her back to Fort Lauderdale.
A long career as a “Steel Man”, Henry was employed by Jafra Steel, Virginia Steel Co. and Bethlehem Steel before branching out on his own opening Steel Fabricators Inc. in 1962. He owned and operated his successful venture for 31 years before selling and retiring.
Henry (Hank) was a “Car Guy”. His passions were hot rods, antique cars and classics. From under the hood to out on the road- Henry was born to drive. He enjoyed attending rallies and shows all over the country and had a great camaraderie with his “RoadTourians” as they called themselves. The car guys gathered on Sunday mornings to swap stories and make plans.
Proud to be an Eagle Scout, he was also a past member of YPO (Young Presidents Organization), past director of Sun Bank, honoree of the Saint Anthony Foundation for Education and a Laureate of Junior Achievement. Henry reveled in his membership with the Weasels at the Lauderdale Yacht Club.
Preceded in death by his wife Jody of 60 years, son Stephen and sister Nancy, Henry is survived by his three children Kurt (Liz), Kate, and Jim (Fay), six beautiful granddaughters Kelly, Emily, Kari, Anne, Laura and Amy, and three great grandchildren. He is also survived by his beloved sister Joan “Judy” Gregory and many nieces and nephews.
A visitation is scheduled for Friday, July 22 at 9:30AM in Saint Anthony Catholic Church, 901 N.E. 2nd. Street, Fort Lauderdale 33301. The funeral mass will begin at 10:00 AM with a private family burial to follow.
In lieu of flowers a donation may be made to Junior Achievement of Fort Lauderdale @ jasouthflorida.org