Margaret Runde

F
Father*Arnold Henry Runde b. 12 Aug 1901, d. 18 Jul 1968
Mother*Eveline Theresa Wiegman b. 2 Mar 1902, d. 26 Feb 1971
Name TypeDateDescription
Married NameHer married name was Leibfried.

Lauren Helen White

F, b. 12 October 2007, d. 12 October 2007
  • Lauren Helen White died on 12 October 2007 Lauren Helen White obituary.
    Madison Wisconsin State Journal October 14, 2007 - Lauren Helen White obituary
  • She was born on 12 October 2007.

Gerald Charles Melssen

M, b. 26 June 1949, d. 6 February 2016
Gerald C Melssen
Father*Henry A. Melssen b. 4 Feb 1914, d. 24 Oct 2008
  • Gerald Charles Melssen was born on 26 June 1949 at Dickeyville, Grant, Wisconsin.
  • He was the son of Henry A. Melssen.
  • Gerald Charles Melssen died on 6 February 2016 at age 66 Gerald C. Melssen, 66, of Epworth, Iowa, passed away Saturday, February 6, 2015 at his home in Epworth, Iowa after a short but courageous battle with lung cancer.

    Friends and relatives of Gerald may call from 3 to 8 p.m., Tuesday, February 9, 2016 at the Reiff Funeral Home in Epworth, Iowa where a wake service at 4:00 p.m.

    Services for Gerald will be held at 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, February 10, 2016 at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Epworth, Iowa with Rev. Richard Kuhn presiding. Burial will be held in Highview Cemetery in Epworth, Iowa, with full military honors afforded by the Epworth John White American Legion Post #650.

    Gerald was born June 28, 1949 in Dickeyville, Wisconsin, son of Henry and Mary Ann (Kieler) Melssen. He graduated from Wahlert High School in 1967. On December 21, 1974 he was united in marriage to Sandra King at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Epworth, IA. He worked at John Deere Dubuque Works for 40 years until his retirement in May of 2012. Gerry was an avid hunter and fisherman. He enjoyed camping, woodworking and spending time with his grandchildren.

    He is a Veteran having served in the United States Air Force for four years, three of those years were served in Bitburg, Germany.
    Gerald was a member of the St. Patrick’s Parish in Epworth, IA and the Epworth John White American Legion Post #650.

    He is survived by his wife, Sandra Melssen of Epworth, IA; three children, Sara (Jay) Upmann of Stockton, IL, Dawn (Tyson) Yohe of Wilton, IA, and Eldon (Jodi) Melssen of Burlington, IA; the pride of his life was his five grandchildren, Cameron and Caeden Upmann, Maxwell and Madelyn Yohe and Carter Melssen; his mother, Mary Ann Melssen of Dickeyville, WI; seven siblings, Mary Jo (Ronald) Lau of Clarksville, TN, Doris (Harold) Kelly of Dubuque, Lee Ann Melssen and Linda Morshead both of Polk City, IA, Donald Melssen of Phoenix, AZ, Henry Melssen of Dickeyville, WI, and David (Rita) Melssen of Dickeyville, WI; one sister-in-law, Ellen LaPage of Dyersville, IA; one brother-in-law, Harvey (Beta) King of Epworth, IA.

    He is preceded in death by his father Henry A. Melssen; grandparents, Charles and Josephine Kieler and Leo and Barbara Melssen; one sister-in-law, Mary Lou King, and one brother-in-law, John LaPage.

Frank Charles Lange

M, b. 23 December 1902, d. 6 January 1997
Father*Charles Joseph Lange b. 20 Nov 1875, d. 2 May 1949
Mother*Mathilda Kieler b. Dec 1878, d. 11 Oct 1938

Children of Frank Charles Lange and Louise C. Kunkel

Arnold L. Lange

M, b. 9 May 1916, d. 6 March 1979
Father*Charles Joseph Lange b. 20 Nov 1875, d. 2 May 1949
Mother*Mathilda Kieler b. Dec 1878, d. 11 Oct 1938
Census DateLocation
1930Paris, Grant, WisconsinArnold L. Lange was listed as a son in Charles Joseph Lange's household on the 1930 Census at Paris, Grant, Wisconsin.1

Citations

  1. [S250] U.S. Federal Census 1930 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1930; Census Place: Paris, Grant, Wisconsin; Page: 2A; Enumeration District: 0037.

Ervin Lange

M, b. 19 February 1911, d. 20 November 1984
Father*Charles Joseph Lange b. 20 Nov 1875, d. 2 May 1949
Mother*Mathilda Kieler b. Dec 1878, d. 11 Oct 1938
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationErvin Lange was also known as Tony.
  • Ervin Lange was born on 19 February 1911 at Wisconsin.
  • He was the son of Charles Joseph Lange and Mathilda Kieler.
  • Ervin Lange married Marian Balbina Salzmann, daughter of Adolph J. Salzmann and Anna M. Averkamp, on 16 February 1944 Marian Salzmann and Ervin Lange marriage announcement.
    Dubuque Telegraph Herald February 22, 1944 - Marian Salzmann and Ervin Lange marriage announcement
  • Ervin Lange died on 20 November 1984 at Platteville, Grant, Wisconsin, at age 73.
Census DateLocation
1930Paris, Grant, WisconsinErvin Lange was listed as a son in Charles Joseph Lange's household on the 1930 Census at Paris, Grant, Wisconsin.1

Children of Ervin Lange and Marian Balbina Salzmann

Citations

  1. [S250] U.S. Federal Census 1930 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1930; Census Place: Paris, Grant, Wisconsin; Page: 2A; Enumeration District: 0037.

Ira John Lange

M, b. 17 February 1905, d. March 1948
Father*Charles Joseph Lange b. 20 Nov 1875, d. 2 May 1949
Mother*Mathilda Kieler b. Dec 1878, d. 11 Oct 1938
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationIra John Lange was also known as Iray John.
Name VariationIra John Lange was also known as John Irenus.
  • Ira John Lange was born on 17 February 1905 at Paris, Grant, Wisconsin.
  • He was the son of Charles Joseph Lange and Mathilda Kieler.
  • Ira John Lange was the best man at the wedding of Walter J. Lange and Bernice E. Schwab in November 1929; Bernice Schwab and Walter Lange marriage announcement.
  • Ira John Lange died in March 1948 at age 43 Ira John Lange obituary.
    Dubuque Telegraph Herald March 28, 1948 - Ira John Lange obituary
Census DateLocation
1930Paris, Grant, WisconsinIra John Lange was listed as a son in Charles Joseph Lange's household on the 1930 Census at Paris, Grant, Wisconsin.1

Citations

  1. [S250] U.S. Federal Census 1930 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1930; Census Place: Paris, Grant, Wisconsin; Page: 2A; Enumeration District: 0037.

John Lange

M, b. 1837, d. 1911
  • John Lange was born in 1837.
  • He married Elizabeth Jansen after 1865.
  • John Lange died in 1911.

Children of John Lange and Elizabeth Jansen

Elizabeth Jansen

F, b. 1840, d. 1913
Name TypeDateDescription
Married Namebefore 1860As of before 1860,her married name was Frembgen.
Married Nameafter 1865As of after 1865,her married name was Lange.
  • Elizabeth Jansen was born in 1840.
  • She married Anton Frembgen before 1860.
  • Elizabeth Jansen married John Lange after 1865.
  • Elizabeth Jansen died in 1913.

Children of Elizabeth Jansen and Anton Frembgen

Children of Elizabeth Jansen and John Lange

Henry Aloysius Lange

M, b. 17 October 1877, d. 1957
Father*John Lange b. 1837, d. 1911
Mother*Elizabeth Jansen b. 1840, d. 1913
  • Henry Aloysius Lange was born on 17 October 1877 at Grant, Wisconsin.
  • He was the son of John Lange and Elizabeth Jansen.
  • Henry Aloysius Lange married Mary S. Gubbels in 1901.
  • Henry Aloysius Lange died in 1957.

Dorothea Agatha Lange

F, b. 21 February 1882, d. 4 October 1963
Father*John Lange b. 1837, d. 1911
Mother*Elizabeth Jansen b. 1840, d. 1913
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationDorothea Agatha Lange was also known as Dora.
Married NameHer married name was Splinter.
  • Dorothea Agatha Lange married (?) Splinter.
  • Dorothea Agatha Lange was born on 21 February 1882 at Grant, Wisconsin.
  • She was the daughter of John Lange and Elizabeth Jansen.
  • Dorothea Agatha Lange died on 4 October 1963 at Grant, Wisconsin, at age 81.

(?) Splinter

M

Marian Balbina Salzmann

F, b. 15 September 1922, d. 17 November 2001
Father*Adolph J. Salzmann b. 14 Mar 1892, d. 26 Oct 1973
Mother*Anna M. Averkamp b. 12 Jun 1892, d. 25 May 1959
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationMarian Balbina Salzmann was also known as Salzman.
Name VariationMarian Balbina Salzmann was also known as Marion.
Married Name16 February 1944As of 16 February 1944,her married name was Lange.
  • Marian Balbina Salzmann was born on 15 September 1922 at Grant, Wisconsin.
  • She was the daughter of Adolph J. Salzmann and Anna M. Averkamp.
  • Marian Balbina Salzmann married Ervin Lange, son of Charles Joseph Lange and Mathilda Kieler, on 16 February 1944 Marian Salzmann and Ervin Lange marriage announcement.
    Dubuque Telegraph Herald February 22, 1944 - Marian Salzmann and Ervin Lange marriage announcement
  • Marian Balbina Salzmann died on 17 November 2001 at Grant, Wisconsin, at age 79.

Children of Marian Balbina Salzmann and Ervin Lange

Eugene A. Lange

M, b. 12 November 1954, d. 2 December 1972
Father*Ervin Lange b. 19 Feb 1911, d. 20 Nov 1984
Mother*Marian Balbina Salzmann b. 15 Sep 1922, d. 17 Nov 2001
  • Eugene A. Lange was born on 12 November 1954.
  • He was the son of Ervin Lange and Marian Balbina Salzmann.
  • Eugene A. Lange died on 2 December 1972 at by accidental shooting while hunting, Wisconsin, at age 18 Eugene A Lange obituary.
    Dubuque Telegraph Herald December 4, 1972 - Eugene A Lange obituary
    Dubuque Telegraph Herald December 3, 1972 - Eugene Lange hunting accident

Michael Lange

M, b. 22 February 1957, d. 30 October 1985
Father*Ervin Lange b. 19 Feb 1911, d. 20 Nov 1984
Mother*Marian Balbina Salzmann b. 15 Sep 1922, d. 17 Nov 2001
  • Michael Lange was born on 22 February 1957.
  • He was the son of Ervin Lange and Marian Balbina Salzmann.
  • Michael Lange died on 30 October 1985 at Grant, Wisconsin, at age 28.

Louise C. Kunkel

F, b. 9 June 1900, d. 8 December 1991
Father*Edward Bernard Kunkel b. 28 Apr 1857, d. Feb 1929
Mother*Katherine Alt b. Jun 1863, d. 17 May 1954
Name TypeDateDescription
Married NameHer married name was Lange.

Children of Louise C. Kunkel and Frank Charles Lange

Mary Agnes Lange

F, b. 16 December 1926, d. 3 November 2002
Father*Frank Charles Lange b. 23 Dec 1902, d. 6 Jan 1997
Mother*Louise C. Kunkel b. 9 Jun 1900, d. 8 Dec 1991
Name TypeDateDescription
Married NameHer married name was Tranel.

Oswin Herman Tranel

M, b. 22 April 1925, d. 5 May 2013
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationOswin Herman Tranel was also known as Ossie.

John Martin Lange

M, b. 21 April 1929, d. 21 January 2017
John Martin Lange
Father*Frank Charles Lange b. 23 Dec 1902, d. 6 Jan 1997
Mother*Louise C. Kunkel b. 9 Jun 1900, d. 8 Dec 1991
  • John Martin Lange was born on 21 April 1929 at Jamestown, Grant, Wisconsin.
  • He was the son of Frank Charles Lange and Louise C. Kunkel.
  • John Martin Lange married Evelyn Mary Digman on 5 August 1953 at Kieler, Grant, Wisconsin.
  • John Martin Lange died on 21 January 2017 at Platteville, Grant, Wisconsin, at age 87 John M Lange, 87, of Platteville, passed away peacefully on Saturday, January 21, 2017, forever being loved by his family. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:30 am, Monday, January 30, 2017, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Platteville. Rev. Bart Timmerman along with Deacon Bill Bussan and Deacon Larry Tranel will officiate. Burial with Military Honors will be at Calvary Cemetery, Platteville. Friends may call from 3:00-7:00 pm Sunday at the Melby Funeral Home and Crematory, Platteville where there will be a parish rosary at 2:45 pm. Friends may also call from 9:30 am until the time of the service on Monday at the church. Online condolences can be made at www.melbyfh.com.

    John was born on April 21, 1929, in Jamestown Township, Grant County, the son of Frank and Louise (Kunkel) Lange. He was united in marriage to Evelyn M. (Digman) Lange on August 5, 1953, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Kieler. John loved farming and having his children close by. He always had at least one child with him while farming so it seemed only natural that he and Rich would farm together for years. When John moved off the farm, his grandson, Ryan, bought his farm to continue the farming legacy on Pleasant Valley Road. John was an usher at St. Mary’s Church for many years, a member of the Catholic Knights, American Legion, K.C. Council, the NFO and Organic Valley Co-op.

    John is survived by seven children, Gary (Robert Van Dyke) of Rancho Mirage, CA; Joe (Sandy) Lange of Deerfield, WI; Mary Jane (Kevin) Colopy of Zanesville, OH; Ann (Larry) Miesen of Cuba City, WI; Pat (Dave) Melzer of Elk Grove Village, IL; Joan (Randy) Check of Reedsburg, WI; Cathy (Herb) Yanke of Prairie du Sac, WI; daughter-in-law Patty Lange; twenty grandchildren, twelve great-grandchildren; sisters-in-law, Mary Lange of Dickeyville, WI, Bernita Digman of Hazel Green, WI; Harriet Lindner of Sparta, WI; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife of 59 years, Evelyn, his oldest son, Richard, his parents and in-laws, sister Mary Agnes (Ossie) Tranel, brother Eddie Lange, brother and sisters-in-law, Lavern (Leona) Digman, Marcie (Benny) Dietzel, Harold Lindner, and Edwin Digman.

Child of John Martin Lange and Evelyn Mary Digman

Evelyn Mary Digman

F, b. 19 March 1928, d. 18 June 2013
Name TypeDateDescription
Married Name5 August 1953As of 5 August 1953,her married name was Lange.
  • Evelyn Mary Digman was born on 19 March 1928 at Jamestown, Grant, Wisconsin.
  • She married John Martin Lange, son of Frank Charles Lange and Louise C. Kunkel, on 5 August 1953 at Kieler, Grant, Wisconsin.
  • Evelyn Mary Digman died on 18 June 2013 at Grant, Wisconsin, at age 85.

Child of Evelyn Mary Digman and John Martin Lange

Edmund E. Lange

M, b. 4 November 1932, d. 26 September 2015
Edmund E Lange
Father*Frank Charles Lange b. 23 Dec 1902, d. 6 Jan 1997
Mother*Louise C. Kunkel b. 9 Jun 1900, d. 8 Dec 1991
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationEdmund E. Lange was also known as Eddie.
  • Edmund E. Lange was born on 4 November 1932 at Paris, Grant, Wisconsin.
  • He was the son of Frank Charles Lange and Louise C. Kunkel.
  • Edmund E. Lange died on 26 September 2015 at Dickeyville, Grant, Wisconsin, at age 82 Edmund E. "Eddie" Lange, 82, of Dickeyville, Wisconsin, died Saturday, September 26, 2015, at home surrounded by his family. Services will be 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, September 29, 2015, at Holy Ghost Catholic Church in Dickeyville, with Rev. Bernard Rott, Rev. Francis Steffen and Rev. Bart Timmerman officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery with military honors accorded. Friends may call from 3-8 p.m. Monday at Casey Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Cuba City where the parish wake service will be at 2:45 p.m. Friends may also call from 9-10:15 a.m. Tuesday at the church before the service.

    Eddie was born on November 4, 1932, on the home farm in Paris Township, Wisconsin, the son of Frank and Louise (Kunkel) Lange. He married Mary L. Hoffmann on October 21, 1961, in Otter Creek, Iowa.

    Eddie graduated from Loras Academy in 1951. After graduation he served in the Army from May of 1956 until his honorable discharge in April of 1958. He was a farmer, taking charge of the home farm. Eddie was also employed by Swiss Colony, worked as an insurance adjuster for Jamestown Mutual, and delivered the Shopping News for 20 plus years. He enjoyed summer vacations with his family, fishing and hunting. Eddie loved to make homemade wine for many years. He was a lifelong member of the Catholic Knights.

    Survivors include his wife, Mary, of Dickeyville; a son, Roger (Vonda) Lange, of Platteville; four daughters, Sheila Udelhofen, of Potosi, Jean Rolfe and Karla (Dave) Leuchs, both of Dubuque, and Julie (Bill) Digman, of Cuba City; a brother, John Lange, of Platteville; and thirteen grandchildren, Jessica, Tiffany and Brandon Lange, Brianna and Corey Udelhofen, Jacob, Andrew, Charles and Jeremy Rolfe, and Dominick, Danielle, Dylan and Dustin Digman.

    He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Mary Agnes Tranel; a brother-in-law, Ossie Tranel; and a sister-in-law, Evelyn Lange.

Catherine E. Salzmann

F, b. 27 November 1924, d. 20 August 2015
Catherine (Salzmann) Lange
Father*Adolph J. Salzmann b. 14 Mar 1892, d. 26 Oct 1973
Mother*Anna M. Averkamp b. 12 Jun 1892, d. 25 May 1959
Name TypeDateDescription
Married Name20 August 1947As of 20 August 1947,her married name was Lange.
  • Catherine E. Salzmann was born on 27 November 1924 at Grant, Wisconsin.
  • She was the daughter of Adolph J. Salzmann and Anna M. Averkamp.
  • Catherine E. Salzmann married Arnold L. Lange, son of Charles Joseph Lange and Mathilda Kieler, on 20 August 1947.
  • Catherine E. Salzmann died on 20 August 2015 at Madison, Dane, Wisconsin, at age 90 Catherine E. Lange, 90, of Dickeyville, Wisconsin, died Thursday, August 20, 2015, at UW-Hospital & Clinics in Madison, Wisconsin. Services will be 10:30 a.m. Monday, August 24, 2015, at Holy Ghost Catholic Church in Dickeyville with Rev. Bernard Rott, Rev. Francis Steffen, Rev. Bart Timmerman, and Deacon Larry Tranel officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Friends may call from 2-6 p.m. Sunday at Casey Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Cuba City where the parish rosary will be at 1:45 p.m. Friends may also call from 9-10:15 a.m. Monday at the church before the service.

    Catherine was born on November 27, 1924, in Paris Township, Wisconsin, the daughter of Adolph J. and Anna M. (Averkamp) Salzmann. She married Arnold Lange on August 20, 1947. He preceded her in death on March 6, 1978.

    Catherine attended Holy Ghost Grade School for eight years, attended high school for one year in Tennyson, and received her GED in 1979. Arnie and she established Arnie's Recreation Center in Dickeyville in 1949 and operated it until 1978. She worked as a teacher's aide in preschool and kindergarten at the Dickeyville Elementary School from 1979-1981. Then she worked at the Cuba City Nursing Home in the dietary department from 1981-1989. At that time she retired and took care of her grandchild, Kristin. Catherine was a member of Holy Ghost Parish all of her life and the Christian Mothers Group.

    Survivors include her daughter, Linda M. (Thomas) Gerlich, of Cuba City; her sons Thomas F. Lange DDS, of Menasha, James J. (Joanne) Lange, of Cassville, Gerald E. Lange, of Madison, Charles W. (Marcia) Lange, of Jackson, Wisconsin, and Alan E. (Lonna) Lange, of Kiel, Wisconsin; two sisters, Helena Lawinger, of Mineral Point, and Rita (Edward) McKeon, of Darlington; a brother, John (Mary) Salzmann, of Platteville; ten grandchildren, Matthew (Karen) Lange, Rachele (Chadwick) Breuer, Douglas Lange, Ryan Gerlich, Alissa (Benjamin) Leistico, Kristin (Andrew) Weber, Adam (Becky) Lange, Jennifer (Keith) Fullhart, Laura Lange and Nicole Lange; and nine great-grandchildren.

    She was also preceded in death by a son, Larry; two sisters, Sr. Clara Salzmann SDS, and Marian (Ervin "Tony") Lange; two brothers, Father Edmund Salzmann and Joseph (Lillian) Salzmann; and four brothers-in-law, Bill Lawinger, Walter (Bernice) Lange, Frank (Louise) Lange, and Ira Lange.

Mary S. Gubbels

F, b. 1882, d. 1960
Name TypeDateDescription
Married Name1901As of 1901,her married name was Lange.

Maria Helen Lange

F, b. 9 October 1871, d. 19 November 1941
Father*John Lange b. 1837, d. 1911
Mother*Elizabeth Jansen b. 1840, d. 1913
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationMaria Helen Lange was also known as Mary.
Married NameHer married name was Vondran.
  • Maria Helen Lange married Carl J. Vondran.
  • Maria Helen Lange was born on 9 October 1871 at Wisconsin.
  • She was the daughter of John Lange and Elizabeth Jansen.
  • Maria Helen Lange died on 19 November 1941 at Wisconsin at age 70.

Child of Maria Helen Lange and Carl J. Vondran

Carl J. Vondran

M, b. 2 September 1864, d. 2 November 1952

Child of Carl J. Vondran and Maria Helen Lange

Anton Frembgen

M, b. 17 January 1826, d. 1 April 1865
  • Anton Frembgen was born on 17 January 1826 at Germany.
  • He married Elizabeth Jansen before 1860.
  • Anton Frembgen died on 1 April 1865 at Virginia at age 39.

Children of Anton Frembgen and Elizabeth Jansen

John Mathias Frembgen

M, b. 28 December 1865, d. 2 March 1904
Father*Anton Frembgen b. 17 Jan 1826, d. 1 Apr 1865
Mother*Elizabeth Jansen b. 1840, d. 1913
  • John Mathias Frembgen was born on 28 December 1865 at Dickeyville, Grant, Wisconsin.
  • He was the son of Anton Frembgen and Elizabeth Jansen.
  • John Mathias Frembgen died on 2 March 1904 at Sioux, Iowa, at age 38 John Frembgen, who was operated on for abscess of the liver some time ago in St Joseph's hospital, Sioux City, died at the hospital Wednesday last, March 2 at 4 pm. He was at first supposed to be recovering but erysipelas supervened with fatal results. The remains were brought home Thursday evening; the funeral services were held at St Mary's church Saturday morning, Rev O'Reilly celebrating high mass and preach an excellent discourse. The obsequies were in charge of the Catholic Order of Forrester, of which deceased was a member, and the business houses in town were closed during the services. The church was crowded to its utmost capacity and a long procession, headed by the Forresters, followed his remains to their last resting place. He was born in Dickeyville, Wis, was 39 years of age and resided in Rock Valley since 1892; was universally respected by all who knew him. He leaves a widow and six small children, besides other relatives, to mourn his loss. Sioux County (IA) Herald March 9, 1904.

Richard Joseph Lange

M, b. 13 August 1954, d. 28 November 2015
Richard Joseph Lange
Father*John Martin Lange b. 21 Apr 1929, d. 21 Jan 2017
Mother*Evelyn Mary Digman b. 19 Mar 1928, d. 18 Jun 2013
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationRichard Joseph Lange was also known as Rich.
  • Richard Joseph Lange was born on 13 August 1954 at Dubuque, Iowa.
  • He was the son of John Martin Lange and Evelyn Mary Digman.
  • Richard Joseph Lange died on 28 November 2015 at Wisconsin at age 61 Richard Joseph "Rich" Lange passed away on Nov. 28, 2015, at Upland Hills Health in Dodgeville, Wis., at the age of 61, after a year-and-a-half-long battle with cancer.

    Rich was born on Aug. 13, 1954, in Dubuque, Iowa, to John and Evelyn (Digman) Lange. He graduated from Platteville High School in 1972. He married Patty McGuire on Sept. 9, 1978. They were married for 37 years and had five wonderful children, Becky (Shawn) Fenn, Karen (Jeremy) Smith, Cheryl Lange, Rachel Lange, and Adam Lange, and a granddaughter, Natalie Fenn.

    Rich loved farming and was proud to farm alongside his dad. Together, they made the decision to farm organically, and in 1994, they became members of the Organic Valley Cooperative. Rich started an organic meat business, Lange Farm Meats, in 1995. He was passionate about organic farming and the organic meat industry, and he enjoyed sharing that passion with the numerous stores, restaurants, customers, and organizations he worked so closely with. He was very thankful for all of the relationships he formed through Lange Farm Meats.

    Rich enjoyed spending time with his family and friends, hunting, fishing, antique tractor pulling, and being part of his card club. Rich had his commercial pilot's license and flew for many years.

    He was on the Board of Directors for Jamestown Mutual Insurance for over 30 years and served as Township Supervisor for the Platteville Township for two consecutive terms. He also served on many organic farming advisory boards over the past 25 years. He was a Fourth Degree Knight in the Knights of Columbus and a member of St. Mary's Parish.

    Rich is survived by his wife, his five children; and his granddaughter; his father, John Lange; two brothers, Gary Lange (Robert Van Dyke) and Joe (Sandy) Lange; five sisters, Mary Jane (Kevin) Colopy, Ann (Larry) Miesen, Pat (Dave) Melzer, Joan (Randy) Check, and Cathy (Herb) Yanke; and many nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his mother, Evelyn (Digman) Lange; his grandparents, August and Josephine Digman, and Frank and Louise Lange; his mother-in-law, Lorraine McGuire; and two sisters-in-law, Jeanne McGuire and Linda McGuire.

Richard LaVern Lange

M, b. 24 August 1940, d. 18 June 2017
Richard (Rick) LaVern Lange
Father*LaVern Lange
Mother*Anna Mae Richter b. c 1919, d. Oct 1949
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationRichard LaVern Lange was also known as Rick.
  • Richard LaVern Lange was born on 24 August 1940 at Platteville, Grant, Wisconsin.
  • He was the son of LaVern Lange and Anna Mae Richter.
  • Richard LaVern Lange died on 18 June 2017 at Platteville, Grant, Wisconsin, at age 76 Richard “Rick” LaVern Lange, 76, of Platteville, WI, formerly Boscobel, WI, passed away from a heart attack Sunday afternoon June 18, 2017 in his home. Funeral services will be 12:00 p.m. (Noon) on Thursday, June 22, 2017 at the Melby Funeral Home & Crematory, Platteville where military rites will be accorded. Rev. Connie Matye will officiate. Friends may call from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service on Thursday. Memorials may be made to the Richard “Rick” Lange Memorial Fund. Online condolences may be made at www.melbyfh.com.

    Rick was born August 24, 1940 in Platteville WI to LaVern and Anna Mae (Richter) Lange. He attended school in Platteville until he joined the United States Air Force in 1958. He was stationed at many bases throughout the world; however, it was at the Grand Forks Air Force Base that he met his wife of 53 years, Emily Carol (Taylor) Lange. They were united in marriage on April 4, 1964 and welcomed their only child Angela Mae (Lange) Edgington into the world on July 4, 1965.

    Rick was a well-respected Tech Sargent, earning many metals in Vietnam and was very proud of his service to his country and the time he served. He had many adventures in his military career and always liked to tell everybody about exactly what a “Boom Operator” did and loved to brag about how he had “flown around the world seven times.” He was lastly stationed at Grissom Air Force base in Walton Indiana where he was part of a team that set up the local emergency response system. Rick retired from the USAF in June of 1978 but continued to work on base as a civilian for another ten years before moving back to his home town in 1989. Rick worked many jobs here in Wisconsin (sometimes several at a time) but most recently driving roll off trucks for Town & Country Sanitation of Boscobel for almost twenty years before he finally decided to retire.

    Rick enjoyed many things in life but was most passionate about the local CB club in Indiana, camping, boating, bowling, hunting, wood work, playing marbles, spending time with friends and family, and of course Ricks second love….Golf! Rick will forever be remembered for his great ability to tell a good story, his incredible passion and pride in his military service, and his willingness to always lend anyone and everyone a helping hand.

    Rick is survived by his wife Emily Lange of Platteville, WI, their only child Angela (Norman) Edgington of Boscobel, WI, three grandchildren Amber (Scott Richardson) Hines of Platteville, WI, Erika (Mike Feldmann) Edgington of Boscobel, WI, and Addison Edgington of Boscobel, WI. Four brothers Bob (Charolette) Lange of Rockville, WI, Roger (Sandy) Lange of Boscobel, WI, Terry Lange of Lancaster, WI, and Tim Lange of Banfield, WI as well as his step siblings Clarence, Ray, and Tommy Iverson, and many nieces and nephews. He is proceeded in death by his parents LaVern and Anna Mae Lange, a step-mother Marcella Lange, his mother and father in-law Arthur and Agnes Taylor, his sister Patricia (Pat) Bloom, brother Allen Lange, and a step brother Jack Iverson.

Allen Lange

M, d. before 2017
Father*LaVern Lange
Mother*Anna Mae Richter b. c 1919, d. Oct 1949