Armin Paul Langheinrich

Armin Paul Langheinrich

October 29, 2021

After a sudden illness, Armin Langheinrich passed away at St. Joseph’s Villa in Salt Lake City the evening of October 29, 2021. He was born 95 years ago on September 1, 1926, in Planitz, Saxony, Germany to Paul Kurt Langheinrich and Elsa Frieda Paessler. In 1949 he married Ruth Marie Schramm in Berlin, Germany, with whom he had three sons, two born in Germany, one in the United States. The family emigrated from Germany late in 1953. They lived briefly in Gunnison, Utah, and the following 67 years in Salt Lake City. He was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, having held many positions throughout his lifetime. After starting his higher education at the Technical University in Berlin, he completed bachelor and master’s degree work at the University of Utah. His fields of study were chemistry and physics, followed by post-graduate work in fuels engineering. To support his young family during those years, he worked nightly in a fulltime job and went to school during the day. His main professional work as at the Kennecott Research Center on the campus of the University of Utah. After 28 years he concluded his professional career for Kennecott as Manager of Technical and Administrative Services. For several years he also taught night classes for the U of U and BYU in chemistry, especially to many nursing students.

Armin is survived by sons Frank (Annette), Klaus (Kristin), Michael (Ember), eight grandchildren and fifteen great-grandchildren, all of whom he loved dearly. He was preceded in death by his parents, his sister, Marianne Wagner, his wife of 63 years, Ruth, and his daughter-in-law Kristin. 

In accordance with his wishes, there will be no public viewing or services. The family said farewell in a private service with remarks and family prayer.

The family thanks the staff members of Alta View Hospital, Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital, and St. Joseph’s Villa, all of whom treated him with respect and love. Thanks, too, to City View Mortuary for helping make this an easier time.

In lieu of flowers, the family request that donations be to the Perpetual Education Fund of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

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