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Orville F. Lange

Orville F. Lange, age 81 of Waconia, died Saturday, April 16, 2005 at Ridgeview Medical Center in Waconia.

He was born Feb. 3, 1924 in Meeker County, Dassel, the son of Paul and Lydia (Hamann) Lange. Orville was baptized Feb. 17, 1924 at Frieden’s Lutheran Church, Hutchinson, by the Rev. W. O. Schulze; and confirmed May 7, 1939 at St. John Lutheran Church, Hollywood Township, New Germany, by the Rev. W. L. Ernst.

Orville was united in marriage to Eunice L. Henke Nov. 28, 1948 at Trinity Lutheran Church, Waconia, by the Rev. Robert Heyne.

Orville served in the Army from 1948 to 1949.

He was self-employed as an auto mechanic. He was also employed at Menzel Garage in Waconia for many years; and owned and operated the Phillip’s 66 station in Waconia. Orville’s last employment was with Carver County maintenance at the Carver Co. courthouse.

Orville was preceded in death by his parents, Paul and Lydia Lange; sisters and brother-in-law Betty and Donald Lundstrom, and Eileen Lange; nieces Linda Goede and Brenda Lundstrom; father-in-law and mother-in-law John and Lillian Henke; brothers-in-law Wilbert Hasse and Laurence Presseller; nephew Donald Hasse; and niece Lois Glowacki.

He is survived by his loving wife, Eunice; son Leon Lange of Honolulu, Hawaii; grandsons Indar and Ganesh Lange of Hawaii; great-granddaughter Pricilla; mother of the children Chandrotie Lange of Hawaii; sister-in-law Leilah Presseller of Waconia; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Funeral services were Tuesday, April 19 at 11:30 a.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church, Waconia, with the Rev. Peter Peitsch officiating. Interment was at Trinity Lutheran Cemetery in Waconia.

Casket bearers were David Lundstrom, Ronald Goede, Lowell Stender, Dale Jaskowiak, Brian Sjoberg, and Gary Fischbach.

Arrangements were by Johnson Funeral Home, Waconia.

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