Following the services the family would like to invite friends and relatives to join them for a time of lunch and fellowship at Mellissa's residence which is located at 313 W. 2nd St.
Duane passed away Monday, Jan. 26, 2009 at his son's residence in Spencer.
Duane Harold Lange, Sr., the son of Harold and Velma (Mathison) Lange, was born Jan. 15, 1936, on a farm near Sutherland. His childhood years were spent in Sutherland where he attended school. After high school, he started driving truck for various companies. He also worked as a farmhand, carpenter, mechanic and police officer for the city of Sutherland.
On Dec. 31, 1971, Duane married Patricia Sue Plagman Patrick in Spencer. Following their marriage, the couple farmed near Everly, working for Ed Geerdes. In 1975, the couple moved to Spencer where Duane worked for Spencer Ford Tractor for 10 years and then Durnell Engineering for five years. In 2000, Duane worked for Joe LeClair as a truck driver; and in 2008, he worked for Erickson Trucks-n-Parts in Jackson, Minn.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his son, Grant; his sister, Phyllis Anderson; and brother-in-law, Charlie Anderson.
Duane is survived by his wife, Pat of Spencer; three daughters: Angela Hample and husband, Ken of Jackson, Minn., Mellissa Konrady and husband, Matt of Spencer, and Audra Durnell and husband, David of Duncombe; his son, Duane "J.R." Lange of Spencer; his three children from a previous marriage: Garry Lange, Larry Lange, and Linda Stegman; 16 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; three sisters: Dorothy Bauer and husband, Harry of Holstein, Janice Thomas and husband, Ralph of Sioux City, and Mary Draper and husband, Bob of Sutherland; and one brother, Gerald Lange and his wife, Phyllis of Sutherland.
Warner Funeral Home in Spencer in charge of arrangements.