Langdon W. Kumler

4 abril , 19365 octubre , 2021

Langdon W. Kumler, age 85, of Indianapolis, Indiana passed away on Tuesday, October 5, 2021. Langdon was born April 4, 1936 to Joyce T. Kumler and John Coghlin Kumler in Toledo, Ohio.

Langdon is survived by his wife, JoAnn Kumler; his son Langdon W. Kumler, III (Andrea); his daughter Donna E. Koenig (Matt); his son Taylor C. Kumler (Myra); and his son Bryan E. Kumler (Katie); his brother Daniel F. Kumler (Linda). Langdon is also survived by 7 grandchildren Coghlin, Charlotte, Neiman, Sarah, Reiley, Grady, and Camryn.

Langdon was preceded in death by his father John Coghlin Kumler and his mother Joyce T. Kumler and brother John T. Kumler.

Langdon was a 1959 graduate of Purdue University holding both a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree. He was also a member of Delta Upsilon fraternity, and an offensive lineman on Purdue’s football team. Before turning his passion to youth soccer, Langdon had a successful career in the securities industry working for Lamson Brothers & Co., Merrill Lynch and Robert W. Baird & Co.

His soccer “career” began with coaching youth soccer in 1978 and concluded with the United States Soccer Federation as Chairman of the budget committee. His accomplishments and contributions to soccer are many, including ten years coaching the Saints Soccer Club, Park Tudor Head Coach, inaugural Head Coach for Butler University Men’s Varsity Soccer, Met-Life Coach of the year for Region 2, and induction into the Indiana Soccer Hall of Fame in 2002.

A visitation for Langdon will be held Monday, October 11, 2021 from 3:00 PM to 4:30 PM at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 6050 N. Meridian Street, Indianapolis, Indiana 46208, followed by a memorial service at 4:30 PM.

The Kumler family, request that in lieu of flowers, and in order to perpetuate Langdon’s life’s work of providing assistance to kids who might not have otherwise had a chance to play the beautiful game, that you consider donating to Indiana Soccer Association’s outreach initiative instead. Please send to:

Indiana Soccer, Attn: Executive Director, 19000 Grand Park Blvd., Suite J, Westfield, IN 46074; Note in Memo: L. Kumler Memorial

In addition, Indiana Soccer Association has set up The Langdon W. Kumler Soccer Development Fund – contributions can be made by visiting the following link:\5530b6ec

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at for the Kumler family.


  • JoAnn Kumler, Wife
  • Langdon W. Kumler, III (Andrea), Son
  • Donna Koenig (Matt), Daughter
  • Taylor Kumler (Myra), Son
  • Bryan Kumler (Katie), Son
  • Daniel Kumler (Linda), Brother
  • John Coghlin Kumler, Father (deceased)
  • Joyce Kumler, Mother (deceased)
  • Landon is also survived by 7 grandchildren.


  • Visitation

    lunes, 11 octubre , 2021

  • Memorial Service

    lunes, 11 octubre , 2021


Langdon W. Kumler


Tana Hunnicutt

14 octubre , 2021

The Kumler Family was one of the first families I met when I began my incredible job at St. Paul's over seven years ago. They are all very dear to me, especially Langdon and JoAnn. My heart goes out to her and the rest of the clan. We have shared laughter and tears with those we love. May his memory be eternal.


Melanie Sokhey

13 octubre , 2021

Dear JoAnn and family,
My deepest sympathy on Langdon's passing. May he rest in peace and rise in glory! I wish we had known more about his contributions to soccer in the U. S. - it has been a passion of my husband and son as well. Soccer was just beginning to take off when we were married in 1975 and Jack was much in demand as a player and coach since he had grown up playing the game. May the peace of the Lord be with all of you at this time.
Melanie Sokhey, Longmont CO

Roger Faulkner

6 octubre , 2021

So sorry to learn of Langdon’’s passing. We worked together on United States Soccer Federation committees for several years and travelled together in China during the Women’s World Cup in 1991. He was a gentle giant of man, of tremendous integrity but with a great sense of humor and humanity. My condolences to JoAnn and the family.