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James Lange, Sr.

James Lange, Sr.

James "Jim" Henry Lange, Sr. of Staples, MN died Monday, August 20th, 2018 at Fair Oaks Lodge in Wadena, MN.

Jim was born in Aitkin, MN on August 24th, 1945 to William "Bill" Joseph Lange and Helen "Dorothy" (Hasskamp) Lange. Jim attended school in Aitkin and Virginia State. After moving out east with family he joined the Navy for a short time and attended some college courses and moved back to Minnesota.

Jim married Ann Huntley on September 12th, 1970 in Minneapolis, MN. They had four children.

Jim, Ann, and family have lived in Minneapolis, Sebeka, Wadena, Pequot Lakes, Pine River, and Staples, MN.

Jim worked a lot of odd jobs throughout the years including day labor, farm labor, truck driving, and volunteer driving.

Jim loved fishing, photography, experimenting with cooking, playing on the computer, learning new electronic devices, riding motorcycle, traveling the US. He loved his pets, volunteer driving, and picking on friends and family.

Jim didn't have much but would always try and help you anyway he could. He met a lot of people and friends along the way through his volunteer driving, which he loved.

Jim is survived by his wife Ann Lange of Staples, children Joe (Jody) Lange of Perham, Dorothy (Kory) Greiner of Bemidji, and James Lange, Jr of St. Louis Park; son-in-law Mark McFadzen of Perham; 11 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild; a brother and two sisters.

Jim was preceded in death by his parents, a sister, a brother, daughter Denise McFadzen and grandson, Dalton McFadzen of Perham.

A memorial service was held August 24, 2018 at the Johnson-Schuller Chapel in Wadena, MN.

Arrangements with the Schuller Family Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Wadena, MN (