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Richard H. Lange

d. January 30, 2006


Friday, Feb. 3rd from: 5 – 7 p.m. at Waters Funeral Chapel,Vandalia.
A Masonic Service will be held at 7 p.m.


Saturday, Feb. 4, 2006, 1:00 p.m. Waters Funeral Chapel, Vandalia.

Officiating will be: Rev. Ken Jarvis
Music provided by:Joy Davis, pianist.

Dr. Richard H. Lange, died at 2:30 p.m. Jan 30, 2006, at his home in Vandalia. A longtime Vandalia chiropractor, Dr. Lange graduated from high school and went on to receive a bachelor's degree from Missouri/Logan College. He was drafted into the U.S. Army and served overseas during the Korean War. He then moved to Vandalia and opened his chiropractic practice in 1954, retiring from his practice in 1995.

Dr. Lange also was active in church and community activities. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, Vandalia, where he had served as an elder, trustee, choir member and director and youth Sunday school teacher. He served 12 years on the Van-Far School Board and was president one year. Dr. Lange had been a Red Cross water safety instructor at the city pool for many years and was an area delegate and past president of the Chiropractic Society of Missouri. He was a member of the Vandalia Masonic Lodge No. 491, where he recently received his 50-year pin.

He lived most of his adult life in Vandalia.

Born: Aug. 2, 1930, in Farmington to Herman E. and Agnes Specht Lange.

Married: Dorothy Perry on March 17, 1951, in St. Louis. She survives at the home.

Other survivors include three daughters, Janet Glass of Charlottesville, Va.; Patti Moore of Austin, Texas; and Tracy Rentfro of Ashburn, Va.; six grandchildren, Richard Eppelsheimer of North Garden, Va.; Alyson Clevenger of Timberville, Va.; Michael Glass of Charlottesville, Va.; Megan Moore of Austin, Texas; and Ryan Rentfro and Cooper Rentfro of Ashburn, Va.; three great-grandchildren, Destiny Crider and Jacob and Alyssa Clevenger, all of Timberville, Va.; and one brother, Robert Lange of Godfrey, Ill.

Preceded in death by: his parents and one nephew.

Memorials may be made to:

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials to the First Presbyterian Church Music Fund or the Van-Far High School Athletic Department.

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