Richard Joseph Lange

M, b. 13 August 1954, d. 28 November 2015
Father*John Martin Lange b. 21 Apr 1929, d. 21 Jan 2017
Mother*Evelyn Mary Digman b. 19 Mar 1928, d. 18 Jun 2013
Richard Joseph Lange
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationRichard Joseph Lange was also known as Rich.
Life EventDateDescription
Birth13 August 1954Richard Joseph Lange was born on 13 August 1954 at Dubuque, Iowa.
He was the son of John Martin Lange and Evelyn Mary Digman.
Death28 November 2015Richard 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
Father*LaVern Lange
Mother*Anna Mae Richter b. c 1919, d. Oct 1949
Richard (Rick) LaVern Lange
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationRichard LaVern Lange was also known as Rick.
Life EventDateDescription
Birth24 August 1940Richard LaVern Lange was born on 24 August 1940 at Platteville, Grant, Wisconsin.
He was the son of LaVern Lange and Anna Mae Richter.
Death18 June 2017Richard 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
Life EventDateDescription
Allen Lange was the son of LaVern Lange and Anna Mae Richter.
Deathbefore 2017Allen Lange died before 2017.

Patricia Lange

F, d. before 2017
Father*LaVern Lange
Mother*Anna Mae Richter b. c 1919, d. Oct 1949
Name TypeDateDescription
Married NameHer married name was Bloom.
Life EventDateDescription
Patricia Lange was the daughter of LaVern Lange and Anna Mae Richter.
MarriagePatricia Lange married Pat Bloom.
Deathbefore 2017Patricia Lange died before 2017.

Pat Bloom

M
Life EventDateDescription
MarriagePat Bloom married Patricia Lange, daughter of LaVern Lange and Anna Mae Richter.

Christina Brant

F, b. circa 1883, d. January 1963
Father*August Brant b. c 1849
Mother*Regina (?) b. c 1847
Name TypeDateDescription
Married Name10 September 1901As of 10 September 1901,her married name was Jansen.
Life EventDateDescription
Birthcirca 1883Christina Brant was born circa 1883 at Kieler, Grant, Wisconsin.
She was the daughter of August Brant and Regina (?).
Marriage10 September 1901Christina Brant married Henry Jansen on 10 September 1901.
DeathJanuary 1963Christina Brant died in January 1963.

Henry Jansen

M, d. 1944
Life EventDateDescription
Marriage10 September 1901Henry Jansen married Christina Brant, daughter of August Brant and Regina (?), on 10 September 1901.
Death1944Henry Jansen died in 1944.

Rose Brant

F
Father*August Brant b. c 1849
Mother*Regina (?) b. c 1847
Name TypeDateDescription
Married NameHer married name was Runde.
Life EventDateDescription
Rose Brant was the daughter of August Brant and Regina (?).
MarriageRose Brant married Albert Runde.

Albert Runde

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Life EventDateDescription
MarriageAlbert Runde married Rose Brant, daughter of August Brant and Regina (?).

Elizabeth Brant

F
Father*August Brant b. c 1849
Mother*Regina (?) b. c 1847
Name TypeDateDescription
Married NameHer married name was Banfield.
Life EventDateDescription
Elizabeth Brant was the daughter of August Brant and Regina (?).
MarriageElizabeth Brant married Clyde Banfield.

Clyde Banfield

M
Life EventDateDescription
MarriageClyde Banfield married Elizabeth Brant, daughter of August Brant and Regina (?).

Margaret Brant

F
Father*August Brant b. c 1849
Mother*Regina (?) b. c 1847
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationMargaret Brant was also known as Maggie.
Married NameHer married name was VanDeWiel.
Married NameHer married name was Van De Wiel.
Life EventDateDescription
Margaret Brant was the daughter of August Brant and Regina (?).
MarriageMargaret Brant married Henry VanDeWiel.

Henry VanDeWiel

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Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationHenry VanDeWiel was also known as Van De Wiel.
Life EventDateDescription
MarriageHenry VanDeWiel married Margaret Brant, daughter of August Brant and Regina (?).

Kate Brant

F, d. before 1963
Father*August Brant b. c 1849
Mother*Regina (?) b. c 1847
Name TypeDateDescription
Married NameHer married name was Apel.
Life EventDateDescription
Kate Brant was the daughter of August Brant and Regina (?).
MarriageKate Brant married Nicholas Apel.
Deathbefore 1963Kate Brant died before 1963.

Nicholas Apel

M
Life EventDateDescription
MarriageNicholas Apel married Kate Brant, daughter of August Brant and Regina (?).

Merlin W. Kuhl

M, b. 21 September 1914, d. 8 January 2001
Father*Francis Bernard Kuhl b. 24 Jan 1883, d. 9 Oct 1979
Mother*Anna Maria Kieler b. 2 Apr 1889, d. 11 Nov 1985
Life EventDateDescription
MarriageMerlin W. Kuhl married Zora E. Slaght.
Birth21 September 1914Merlin W. Kuhl was born on 21 September 1914 at Grant, Wisconsin.
He was the son of Francis Bernard Kuhl and Anna Maria Kieler.
Death8 January 2001Merlin W. Kuhl died on 8 January 2001 at Oregon at age 86.

Zora E. Slaght

F, b. 22 March 1916, d. 23 October 1993
Name TypeDateDescription
Married NameHer married name was Kuhl.
Life EventDateDescription
MarriageZora E. Slaght married Merlin W. Kuhl, son of Francis Bernard Kuhl and Anna Maria Kieler.
Birth22 March 1916Zora E. Slaght was born on 22 March 1916 at Potosi, Grant, Wisconsin.
Death23 October 1993She died on 23 October 1993 at Dubuque, Iowa, at age 77.

Elmer Joseph Kuhl

M, b. 21 September 1918, d. 4 July 1980
Father*Francis Bernard Kuhl b. 24 Jan 1883, d. 9 Oct 1979
Mother*Anna Maria Kieler b. 2 Apr 1889, d. 11 Nov 1985
Life EventDateDescription
Birth21 September 1918Elmer Joseph Kuhl was born on 21 September 1918 at Wisconsin.
He was the son of Francis Bernard Kuhl and Anna Maria Kieler.
Death4 July 1980Elmer Joseph Kuhl died on 4 July 1980 at Dubuque, Iowa, at age 61.

Adalbert E. Kuhl

M, b. 5 April 1923, d. 7 November 2014
Father*Francis Bernard Kuhl b. 24 Jan 1883, d. 9 Oct 1979
Mother*Anna Maria Kieler b. 2 Apr 1889, d. 11 Nov 1985
Life EventDateDescription
Birth5 April 1923Adalbert E. Kuhl was born on 5 April 1923 at Grant, Wisconsin.
He was the son of Francis Bernard Kuhl and Anna Maria Kieler.
Death7 November 2014Adalbert E. Kuhl died on 7 November 2014 at San Diego, California, at age 91.

Alvin P. Haas

M, b. before 1935
Life EventDateDescription
MarriageAlvin P. Haas married Dorothy Larkin.
Birthbefore 1935Alvin P. Haas was born before 1935.

Mark Bernard Kuhl

M, b. 9 April 1953, d. 14 December 1977
Father*Merlyn Bernard Kuhl b. 26 Jun 1926
Mother*Violet Rita Richard b. 23 Jan 1927, d. 20 Apr 2007
Life EventDateDescription
Birth9 April 1953Mark Bernard Kuhl was born on 9 April 1953 at Clinton, Clinton, Iowa.
He was the son of Merlyn Bernard Kuhl and Violet Rita Richard.
Death14 December 1977Mark Bernard Kuhl died on 14 December 1977 at age 24 Mark Bernard Kuhl obituary.
Dubuque Telegraph Herald December 15, 1977 - Mark Bernard Kuhl obituary

Gregory Paul Kuhl

M, b. 12 October 1968, d. 13 December 2001
Father*Merlyn Bernard Kuhl b. 26 Jun 1926
Mother*Violet Rita Richard b. 23 Jan 1927, d. 20 Apr 2007
Life EventDateDescription
Birth12 October 1968Gregory Paul Kuhl was born on 12 October 1968 at Clinton, Clinton, Iowa.
He was the son of Merlyn Bernard Kuhl and Violet Rita Richard.
Death13 December 2001Gregory Paul Kuhl died on 13 December 2001 at age 33.

O. B. Kuhl

M
Life EventDateDescription
MarriageO. B. Kuhl married unknown (?).

Children of O. B. Kuhl and unknown (?)

unknown (?)

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Name TypeDateDescription
Married NameHer married name was Kuhl.
Life EventDateDescription
MarriageUnknown (?) married O. B. Kuhl.

Children of unknown (?) and O. B. Kuhl

Elaine Kuhl

F
Father*O. B. Kuhl
Mother*unknown (?)
Life EventDateDescription
Elaine Kuhl was the daughter of O. B. Kuhl and unknown (?).
  • Elaine Kuhl was the maid of honor at the wedding of Merlyn Bernard Kuhl and Violet Rita Richard on 9 September 1950 at Immaculate Conception Church, Kieler, Grant, Wisconsin; Violet Richard and Merlyn Kuhl marriage announcement.

Mary Kuhl

F, b. 23 October 1931, d. 10 January 2013
Father*O. B. Kuhl
Mother*unknown (?)
Name TypeDateDescription
Married NameDecember 1953As of December 1953,her married name was Baumhover.
Life EventDateDescription
Birth23 October 1931Mary Kuhl was born on 23 October 1931.
She was the daughter of O. B. Kuhl and unknown (?).
MarriageDecember 1953Mary Kuhl married Ronald Baumhover in December 1953 Mary Kuhl and Ronald Baumhover marriage announcement.
Dubuque Telegraph Herald December 27, 1953 - Mary Kuhl and Ronald Baumhover marriage announcement
Death10 January 2013Mary Kuhl died on 10 January 2013 at age 81 Mary K. (Kuhl) Baumhover, 81, of Sunset Park Place, formerly of 1660 Kane St., passed away at 2:30 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013, at Sunset Park Place.
  • Mary Kuhl was a bridesmaid at the wedding of Merlyn Bernard Kuhl and Violet Rita Richard on 9 September 1950 at Immaculate Conception Church, Kieler, Grant, Wisconsin; Violet Richard and Merlyn Kuhl marriage announcement.

Ronald Baumhover

M
Life EventDateDescription
MarriageDecember 1953Ronald Baumhover married Mary Kuhl, daughter of O. B. Kuhl and unknown (?), in December 1953 Mary Kuhl and Ronald Baumhover marriage announcement.
Dubuque Telegraph Herald December 27, 1953 - Mary Kuhl and Ronald Baumhover marriage announcement

Dorothy Larkin

F, d. December 1975
Name TypeDateDescription
Married NameHer married name was Haas.
Life EventDateDescription
MarriageDorothy Larkin married Alvin P. Haas.
DeathDecember 1975Dorothy Larkin died in December 1975.

Delmer E. Duggan

M, d. 6 July 1994
Life EventDateDescription
Marriage10 February 1954Delmer E. Duggan married Loretta Klaas, daughter of Raymond Peter Klaas and Loretta Anna Kuhle, on 10 February 1954.
Death6 July 1994Delmer E. Duggan died on 6 July 1994.

Jane A. Richard

F, b. 14 July 1961, d. 14 July 2003
Name TypeDateDescription
Married NameHer married name was Swenson.
Life EventDateDescription
Birth14 July 1961Jane A. Richard was born on 14 July 1961 at Dubuque, Iowa.
Death14 July 2003She died on 14 July 2003 at age 42 Jane (Richard) Swenson obituary.
Madison Wisconsin State Journal July 16, 2003 - Jane (Richard) Swenson obituary