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Richard W. Lange

September 13, 1947 — January 17, 2024

Lachine

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Richard W. Lange, 76, of Lachine, passed away at his home on Wednesday, January 17, 2024, surrounded by his wife and children. Rich was born in Perrysburg, Ohio on September 13, 1947 to the late Louis and Elizabeth (Dibling) Lange. After high school, Rich started his 23-year long career with the United States Air Force. He was very proud to have served his country as a B-52 Bomber Mechanic. He pursued his bachelor’s degree in computer science and years later a master’s degree in social work which led to his final career with the Veteran’s Administration to assist fellow veterans attain the help they needed. After his retirement from the VA, Rich found his “real” career, farming (which included gardening and raising animals). He enjoyed many things throughout his life such as, celebrating his grandkids, feeding the fish with his wife by his side as they talked about life, and serving GOD through many missions of St. Augustine Catholic Church in Hillman. Rich was a very strong and independent person who asked for little from others but gave abundantly. His favorite time of year was Christmas. He celebrated the gift of giving by supporting families in the community (most often anonymously) and collecting donations for the Salvation Army. On April 4, 1969, Rich married the love of his life, Peggy Bond and they spent 55 beautiful years together serving GOD and raising their family.

He is survived by his loving wife Peggy & his children:  Angela (Ruben) Lange, Jennifer (JD) May, Tina (Charles) Traughber, Richard (Kristen) Lange, nine grandchildren, Matthew and Grace Bell, Viento Farias, Jackson May, Kaleigh (Cody) Brower, Kaitlynn (Kegan) Townsend, McKenzie Perjesi, Emma (Drayton) Collis, Jacquelyn (Grady) Proffitt, three great grandchildren, Bennet Brower, Lauryn and Tyson Proffitt.   His siblings:  Teresa (Larry) Mackenzie, Tom Lange, Fred (Jana) Lange, Patricia (Tom) Haley, Joe (Nancy) Lange, and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a sister, Suzanne Lange and his firstborn grandson, Cameron Lange.

Family will receive friends for visitation at St. Augustine Catholic Church on Sunday, January 21, 2024 from 4pm until 8pm with prayer of the rosary beginning at 7pm Visitation will continue at the church on Monday, January 22, 2024 from 10am until the Mass of Christian Burial at 11am with Fr. James Siler as celebrant. Interment and military honors will take place at St. Rose Cemetery later this spring. Karpus Hunter & Ross Funeral Home has been entrusted with Richs’ care. You may consider a memorial contribution to Hospice Compassus, who tended to Richs’ medical needs with compassion & empathy while providing emotional support to his family.  They became part of the family. You may also consider a donation to St. Augustine Church. Online condolences may be registered at www.karpushuntercares.com

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Visitation

Sunday, January 21, 2024

4:00 - 8:00 pm (Eastern time)

Saint Augustine Catholic Church, Hillman

21438 Veterans Memorial Hwy, Hillman, MI 49746

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Prayer of the Rosary

Sunday, January 21, 2024

7:00 - 8:00 pm (Eastern time)

Saint Augustine Catholic Church, Hillman

21438 Veterans Memorial Hwy, Hillman, MI 49746

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Visitation

Monday, January 22, 2024

10:00 - 11:00 am (Eastern time)

Saint Augustine Catholic Church, Hillman

21438 Veterans Memorial Hwy, Hillman, MI 49746

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Mass of Christian Burial

Monday, January 22, 2024

11:00am - 12:00 pm (Eastern time)

Saint Augustine Catholic Church, Hillman

21438 Veterans Memorial Hwy, Hillman, MI 49746

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