Leslie C “Les” Lange

Leslie C “Les” Lange

Murdo, Jones County, South Dakota, USA
Death 25 Nov 2005 (aged 88)
Charlottesville, Charlottesville City, Virginia, USA
Burial Murdo, Jones County, South Dakota, USA
Memorial ID 81800254 · View Source
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Leslie C. Lange was born on Nov 5, 1917, in Murdo, SD to Curt and Olive Lange. He died on the Nov 25, 2005, at the Colonnades, a retirement home in Charlottesville, VA., at the age of 89.
He attended Murdo High School, where he was an honor roll student, active in athletics, an in the music department. He graduated from the University of Iowa in 1939, where he a member of Phi Beta Kappa, an honorary scholastic society. He received his 50 year pin in the West Gate Adelphi Lodge in West Des Moines, Iowa.
On Aug. 28, 1940, he married Ellen Jaide Lange in the Methodist Church in Pierre. He taught high school mathematics in Fulton, Ill., and Marshalltown, Iowa.
He was employed by the US Treasury for over 30 years and retired from the government at the age of 54.
Les, as he was known to his friends, had a terrific sense of humor. He regaled all who knew him with tall tales about his life in South Dakota. He also loved to parody public figures including his favorite fellow South Dakotan, Lawrence Welk.
He is survived by his wife, Ellen; his daughter, Bonnie Williamson; two grandchildren, Tyler and Robin Williamson; and his sister, Bianca Watson.
His parents, Curt and Olive Lange, and a brother, Drexel Lange, preceded him in death.
His remains will be buried in the Murdo Cemetery.


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  • Added: 10 Dec 2011
  • Find a Grave Memorial 81800254
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Leslie C “Les” Lange (5 Nov 1917–25 Nov 2005), Find a Grave Memorial no. 81800254, citing Murdo Cemetery, Murdo, Jones County, South Dakota, USA ; Maintained by Andrea (contributor 47110799) .