Raymond O. Lang was born May 18, 1923 to Theodore and Martha Lang. He attended country grade school and graduated from Emery High School. During WWII Ray served in the US Army in the Asiatic Pacific Theater and received the Good Conduct Medal as a technician with the 4th Gr. HQ Battery, 752nd Anti-Aircraft Artillery Gun Battalion. On January 14, 1947 he married Julie Mehlhaff. He spent many years farming and worked for the South Dakota State Highway Department, the Alexandria School system, Moorman’s Feed and managed two apartment complexes in Sioux Falls before retiring in 2006. He was a member of Plum Creek Baptist Church of rural Emery, First Baptist Church in Emery and Trinity Baptist Church in Sioux Falls.
He is survived by Julie, his wife of 69 years, two daughters: Sandy (Ron) Norman of Sycamore, IL, Jennifer (Bill) Hoff of Mount Vernon, three sons: Daniel (Teddi) Lang of Letcher, Kevin (Bobbi) Lang of Emery and Gregg (Shelli) Lang of Alexandria, a sister, Evelyn (Bert) Itterman of Sioux Falls, fifteen grandchildren: Corey Norman, Chanda Schuh, Cherie Hiland, Cody Norman, Adam Lang, Corrine Goldammer, Amy Shields, Jeremy Shields, Matthew Lang, Heather Treece, Eric Lang, Colby, Josh, Miranda and Haleigh Hoff, thirty-four great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Memorials can be designated to Northridge Baptist Church
for the building fund.