September 2, 1944 - October 15, 2020
Donald F. Lange, Jr. 76, of Archbold, Ohio passed away Thursday, October 15th, 2020. He was born September 2, 1944 in Napoleon, Ohio to the late Donald F. and Maria (Koster) Lange. On April 19, 1974, he married Betty (Rohrs) Lange at St. Peter Lutheran Church, Ridgeville Corners, Ohio. Don worked at GM Powertrain, Defiance for 44 years and retired on August 1, 2002. He previously worked for Henry Damman, Neuhauser Hatchery, Miller Bros. Construction, and the Ohio SEW Shop. Don served in the US Army from 1966-1969. He was an active member of St. Peter Lutheran Church, member of Ridgeville American Legion Post 454, former little league coach in Ridgeville Corners, coordinated meals for Ridgeville Lunch Bunch and former 25-year member of Archbold Lions Club. Don loved candy bars, cookies, country music and polka music! He was a member of Buckeye Polka Band for 10 years, Don and Betty’s Polka Band for 3 years and a member of Ohio Polka boosters. He and Betty taught polka dancing at Northwest State Community College for 6 years. He also loved spending time with his grandkids and driving them to and from all their activities. Don is survived by his wife, Betty; children, Lisa (Steve) Wurster of Defiance, Ted (Mollie) Lange, Sarah (Pete) Meyers, and Emily (Jared) Stamm, all of Ridgeville Corners; grandchildren, Jayde, Jordan, Chelsea, Scott, Alyssa, Alli, Dennis, Logan, Bryce, Graceyn, Garrett, Grady, and Griffin; 10 great grandchildren; and siblings, Cynthia (Kenneth) Drewes, Sandy (Dan) Rathge, and Jon (Kim) Lange. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, October 21st at 11 a.m. at St. Peter Lutheran Church. Interment will follow at St. Peter Lutheran Church, where military honors will be accorded by Ridgeville American Legion. Visitation will be held on Tuesday from 3-7 p.m. at Rodenberger-Gray Funeral Home, Napoleon and Wednesday from 10-11 a.m. at the church. Memorial contributions are suggested to St. Peter Lutheran Church, Ridgeville Corners.
Donald F. Lange, Jr. 76, of Archbold, Ohio passed away Thursday, October 15th, 2020. He was born September 2, 1944 in Napoleon, Ohio to the late Donald F. and Maria (Koster) Lange. On April 19, 1974, he married Betty (Rohrs) Lange at St. Peter... View Obituary & Service Information
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