TAYLOR—Celebration of Life services for Milton Carl Lange Sr., 89, of Taylor were held Monday, Jan. 31, 2011, at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Thorndale. Burial was in Taylor City Cemetery.

Mr. Lange died Jan. 27.

He was born Feb. 26, 1921.

He married Ervie Falk on Dec. 25, 1945, and she preceded him in death.

Mr. Lange served in the U.S. Army/Air Corps from April 1943 to October 1945, traveling all over the U.S. and Europe. He was a flight engineer and top gunner on a B17 in World War II, flying 35 missions over Germany.

Mr. Lange farmed for many years and then was a farm chemical salesman before his retirement.

He enjoyed being with family and doing anything he was able for the VFW.

Mr. Lange was a life member of Veterans of Foreign Wars and had served as adjutant with Post No. 4009 in Thorndale for several years.

He was also preceded in death by his parents, Ida and Fritz Lange; a brother, Reuben Lange; and granddaughter Ellen Lange Biehle.

Sur v ivor are a son Milton Lange Jr. of Thorndale; three daughters, Patricia Niemtschk and husband Gerald, Marjorie Menzel and husband Kenneth, all of Thorndale, Iris Hoff and husband Leonard of Rockdale; a sister, Earline Klotz and husband Alfred; a brother, Emery Lange and wife Selma; a sister-inlaw, Violet Naivar; grandchildren Craig Lange and Desiree, Douglas Niemtschk and Jennifer, Vicky Laurence and Terry, Kevin Menzel and Jenna, Rev. Bobby Niemtschk and Lori, Cheryl Peterson and Jeff, Kirby Menzel, Carla Johnson and Andre, Timothy Hoff; greatgrandchildren Chelsea Walker and Michael, Buchanan Biehle, Katelynne, Craig Jr. and Shawnee Lange, Kelsey, Cameron, Corbin and Caden Niemtschk, Dylan and Page Laurence, Simon and Anna Niemtschk, Kaleb, Jared, Nathan and Madeline Menzel, Tanner and Finley Peterson, Aaron, Aiden and Bryson Johnson; and a great-great granddaughter, Vada Jo Walker.

Pallbearers were his nephews, Richard Falk, James Klotz, Emery Lange Jr., Logan Brinkmeyer and Cren Naivar, and a neighbor, Marty Ruble.

Honorary pallbearers were the VFW Post No. 4009 members.

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