Carl Otto Lange passed away March 7, 2012, under hospice care at his home in Gleason, WI.
Carl was born on June 20, 1928, in Gleason, to the late Otto, Sr. and Minnie (Radeck) Lange. One June 27, 1953, Carl was united in marriage to Katherine Schaupp, who preceded him in death on March 8, 2000. Carl then married Clarice ‘Jean’ Miller on March 23, 2002.
Carl served in the United States Army during the Korean War from May 16, 1950 until his honorable discharge on May 21, 1953. Carl was a Bronze Star Recipient. Carl was a dairy farmer for 45 years and a beef farmer for 10 years. Carl also owned a maple syrup business for 65 years.
Carl enjoyed hunting and fishing. He loved hunting pheasants and geese in South Dakota and deer in North Dakota. Carl also loved fishing in Canada and vacationing in Alaska. Carl traveled and saw many states in his lifetime.
Those surviving Carl include his wife, Jean Lange, of Gleason; daughter, Nancy (Louie) Leder, of Gleason; sons, Steve Lange, of Mountain, WI, and Norman Lange, of Bark River, MI; step-daughters, Christine (Jeff) Kallerud, of Tripoli, WI, and Lori (John) Mooneyham, of Merrill; sister, Evelyn (Lyle) Henrich, of Rosendale, WI; brothers, Oscar Lange, of Waunakee, WI, Delmar (Peggy) Lange, of Gleason, and Delbert (Marie) Lange, of Irma; sister-in-law, Joyce (Will) Riel, of Waupun, WI; brothers-in-law, Irving Yaggie, of Iron Mountain, MI, Norman (Mary Jo) Yaggie, of Chula Vista, CA, Rev. Lloyd (Lana) Yaggie, of Crestwood, KY, and Robert (Ann) Yaggie, of Green Cove Springs, FL; grandchildren, Craig, Nicole, Michelle, and Tressa; step grandchildren, Jason, Nathan, and Micha; great-grandson, Jake; and step great-grandson, Eli. Carl was preceded in death by his daughter, Sherry Bergman; son, Donald Lange; grandsons, Jim, Chris, and Adam Bergman; sister, Iona; and brothers, Clarence, Emil, Lavern, and Otto, Jr.
Carl lived a long and full life. Carl’s final wishes include that his wife, Jean, and both families just be happy.
The family wishes to thank the nurses of Ministry Home Care Hospice for their care.
The funeral will be at 11:00 A.M. Monday, March 12, 2012, at the Taylor-Stine Funeral Home, Merrill. The Rev. Dr. William P. Hohman will officiate. Burial will take place in Merrill Memorial Park, Merrill, with graveside military rites conducted by V.F.W. Post 1638, Merrill. Visitation will be from 4:00 P.M. until 6:00 P.M. Sunday and after 10:00 A.M. Monday all at the Taylor-Stine Funeral Home, Merrill.