Today's funeral Mass will be the third service this week for Mark Langdon of Omaha. Friends and family say he made friends easily.
The 22-year-old was found dead Dec. 7 in his on-campus apartment at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minn.
Langdon was a junior studying political science. “He wanted to go to law school,” said his father, Dr. Thomas Langdon of Omaha.
The cause of death has not been released. Autopsy results are expected in early January.
Faculty and fellow students mourned Mark Langdon at a memorial Mass Monday in the Chapel of St. Thomas Aquinas at the university. A Tuesday morning service let Augsburg College students and faculty pay their respects to Langdon, who had attended the Minneapolis school.
“This young man touched so many lives,” the father said. “He was very selfless.”
By Friday evening, there were 92 entries at Mark Langdon's online guest book at Omaha.com.
Alexandra Kisitu, his work supervisor at St. Thomas, wrote: “I was blessed to witness his graciousness each day he came in to work. He easily and quickly made friends with all of the other student workers, and built meaningful relationships with all he encountered.”
Mark Corcoran Langdon grew up in Omaha, where he attended Creighton Prep. He graduated from Flathead High School in Kalispell, Mont.
“He was a great little athlete,” playing golf and tennis and shooting trap in high school, his father said.
Mark Langdon's survivors include his parents, Thomas J. and Kathy Langdon of Omaha; brothers T.J. Langdon of Fairbanks, Alaska, and Patrick, Joe and John Langdon, all of Omaha; and grandfather Eugene Corcoran of Omaha.
The funeral Mass will begin at 11 a.m. today at Christ the King Catholic Church, 654 S. 86th St.
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