Calib Michal Lang

August 28, 1983 ‒ January 07, 2020

Mount Vernon, Ohio

Calib Michal Lang, age 36, of Mount Vernon passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, January 7, 2020 at the Knox Community Hospital.

He was born on August 28, 1983 in Mount Vernon to the loving parents Dick and Mary (Shafer) Lang.

Calib is survived by his father; his children Taylor (Billman) Lang, Conner, Sydnee, Dalton and Xaria Lang; his brother Joshua, Daniel, Jedidiah, Isaac, and Austin Lang; his grandma Shafer and grandma Lang; uncles and aunts, Ken (Lisa) Lang, Don (Judy) Lang, Jim, Tom (Sheree), Joe, Mike, and Tim Shafer; and numerous cousins, nieces, and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his loving mother Mary and his grandpa Lang and Shafer.

Calib enjoyed music, movies, traveling, camping, taking long country drives and spending time with his kids and family.  He was a Miami Dolphins fan and also loved Notre Dame Football.  Calib was a hard worker.  He was knowledgeable about so many different things.  Anything from carpentry to construction to electric and plumbing, he could do it.  He was a good artist and teacher, and he could give great advice to someone that was in need.  People closest to him would say he was a good friend and would give you the shirt off his back.  He was such a smart, funny, caring, talented, enjoyable person and was fun to be around.  Calib had a great smile and a good heart and deep down, he really did know how to love life.

He was a good brother.  And he truly loved his family and children.  We have so many good memories that will always be remembered.  The cookouts in the back yard at mom and dads, and football games on Saturdays and Sundays.  The Christmases and all the kid’s birthday parties.  Calib made them all so special, and they wouldn’t have been so great without him.

No words will ever describe how devastating this loss has been.  Nor will you ever know just how much you are loved and will be missed.  We hope you are at peace now with mom and Cabe and are truly happy.  We love you so much.

To My Brother: Calib

I will never know the whole reason why,

you felt you had to die.

Your life had meaning and you are loved,

by people here and God above.

Your caring heart and kind ways,

make me think of better days.

We all make mistakes and should learn from them,

don’t hold a grudge, best to forgive.

It’s hard to say I’m sorry in life,

pride leads to so much strife.

For so long you were in pain,

suffered so much from the strain.

People can be cruel and say harsh words,

lots of pain and little to gain.

I send you my love,

wishing you well and give you a hug.

May God reach out to take your hand,

bring you to happiness and peace.

Rest well, big brother and my friend,

I will miss you till the end.

By: Mark Patterson


In keeping with Calib’s wishes, there will be no calling hours.  The family will observe a private graveside service at a later date.

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  • Dick Isaac Jed Danny and Austin

    I am so sorry to hear of Calib’s passing. I would of come to services .

    I will be praying for each of you and i hope you will keep God in your life and know that you all were a blessing to him. I know Mary is holding him now.

    Isaac get a hold of me if you need anything.

    much love from a family friend

    lots of St Vincent t memories
    Erin Robbins
    Adam and Keri

  • Nancy,
    Hold on to the memories of better days. Calib’s days are glorious. Remember our love
    ones are all waiting for us as they praise God.
    Jean Frye

  • I’m at a total loss for words, this still doesn’t feel real. My thoughts are with his family, and Calib I love you so much, now your with your mom and my brother, and your not hurting anymore.

  • Dear Nancy and Dick,
    My deepest and most sincere sympathy for the loss of your grandson and son. May God wrap His loving arms around you and give you the peace and comfort you desperately need now and in the days to come……… My love to you both always.
    Lou Ann Veatch Wolford

  • Nancy, Dick and boys,
    I’m sorry to hear of Calibs passing. Thoughts and prayers to all of you.
    Margo Nuce.

  • Dick , Nancy and all of the Lang and Shafer family,

    So very sorry to learn of the passing of Calib. He and all of you will be in our prays.

    Chip and Peggy deVillers

  • To all of Calib’s family,
    I was deeply sorry to hear the news of Calib’s death. I didn’t know Calib personally, but having worked with his mother Mary at the Kenyon Bookstore for many years, I have heard many loving stories.
    Deepest condolences,
    Robin Nordmoe

  • We are all deeply saddened to hear of Calib’s passing. Our deepest condolences and love from our family to yours. May you find comfort in memories of better days and the knowledge that love endures.

  • Dick and sons,
    I am at a loss for words of Calebs passing. He is in a better place and with Mary now. I pray for each one of you. If you need anything, please do not hesitate to reach out to me.

    Love your cousin,


  • You have all been in my thoughts and prayers. So very sorry for your loss. Fond memories of watching all your grandsons growing up.

  • We are very sorry to learn of your loss. May memories of Calib bring you all comfort.
    – Mike & Babette

  • Dear Dick, Boys and Nancy,
    Heartfelt condolences on the loss of your son, brother and grandson. May the days ahead bring you understanding and peace.

  • Thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this incredibly difficult time.

    The Derr family

  • I love you. Always did. Always will. Here’s to the nights spent on highly suspect, with cookies, ice cream and green apple Gatorade. I’m doing everything you asked me to do now. I won’t fail you. I’ll keep my word this time. You’d be proud. I’ll miss you. I still wake up wanting to call you. And hear “hey good looking whatcha doing”
    We never asked each other for anything,other than each other’s time. It was a constant battle of one of us being down and the other lifting them up. The most selfless, caring friendship I’ve ever know.

  • We miss him terribly. He was so good hearted and a true friend. He would do anything for you.we hope he knew how much he was loved. Life will never be the same. We love you calib and will never forget you.