Richard F. Lange, 90, of Jackson, passed away Sunday, June 18, 2017, at The Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau.

The seventh of 11 children, Richard was born June 6, 1927, in Tilsit to Ferdinand and Alma Loos Lange.  He and Fern O. Crader were married January 15, 1947, in Arkansas.

Richard attended the former Immanuel Lutheran Grade School in Tilsit.  He was a lifelong farmer, farming in Tilsit and south of Jackson on Hwy. 25.  He also owned and operated the former Oliver Tractor dealership and the former Lange Trucking Company, both in Jackson.

He was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Jackson, and a former member of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Tilsit.

Survivors include his wife of 70 years, Fern Lange of Jackson; a son, Gary (Katie) Lange of Cape Girardeau; two step-grandchildren; three step-great-grandchildren, Tracy Adams of Cape Girardeau, Kaylee and Taylor Sweat of Jackson; and three siblings, Melva Mirly, Adela Moore, and  Walter Lange, all of Jackson.

He was preceded in death by five adult siblings, Thekla Kuntze, Hilda Hauenschild, Elda Loenneke, Hulda James, Elfrieda Lange; and two younger siblings, Thelma Lange, and Ritor Lange.

Visitation is from 4 to 6 p.m.,  Monday, June 26, 2017, at McCombs Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Jackson.  There is no ceremony.

Memorials may take the form of contributions to Saxony Lutheran High School.

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