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Ralph Rudolph Lange, age 85 of Dallas, WI died on June 25, 2015 at Mayo Clinic Health Systems – Barron.

He was born January 21, 1930 at home in Ridgeland, WI to Fred and Mary Lange. He was their only child.

Ralph was a dairy farmer, fisherman, baseball player, baseball coach, town of Wilson chairman and worker at the ASCS office. Ralph was an avid fisherman; he would constantly ask people “Have you been out fishing lately”? Not only was Ralph a man of the water, he was a man of dirt, be this farming, haying, or teaching kids how to play baseball. Most importantly he was a family man. He married LaVonne Kay O’Flanagan on March 13, 1954 and they were married 61 years.

Ralph is survived by his wife Kay Lange; son, Mark (Sandra) Lange; daughters: Rebecca (Michael) Steffe, and Wendy Turner; eight grandchildren: Dustin Lange, Kaleb Steffe, Keinn Steffe, Kyler Steffe, Aric Frasl, Bryan McKay, Chase McKay, and Derek McKay.

He was preceded in death by his parents Fred and Mary Lange.

A memorial service took place at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, June 30, 2015 at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah Witnesses, 20232 80th Street, Bloomer, WI 54724.

Cremation Society of Wisconsin, Altoona is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be shared at