Robert E. Lange (1938 - 2018)

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Sacramento Robert E. Lange, 80, of Sacramento died Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018, at home in Sacramento with his wife and family present. Services will be held at Cordova Lutheran Church in Rancho Cordova, CA on Jan. 19, 2019 @ 11AM. Born March 13, 1938 in Nebraska, raised in San Francisco, CA. Lived with his aunt and uncle, Phillip Lange and Gertrude (Beitz) Lange, who had adopted him due the death of his birth parents. Served in the US Army from July, 1955 through August, 1975. His military career took him through many stations of the world, including Vietnam, Hawaii, Germany, Philippines, San Francisco Presidio, Japan, England, Virginia, Tucson, AZ, and various other locations. He attained the rank of Sargent First Class. Robert was married on Aug. 22, 1958 to Akemi Tone in Tokyo, Japan. Upon retiring from the Army, Robert began a new career with Cal State Sacramento, retiring in 1981. Survivors include his wife Akemi (Tone) Lange of 61 years and brother John Raasch and his wife Theresa of Hemet CA. Robert will be interred at the Sacramento Valley National Cemetery in Dixon, CA. Date and time to be announced.
Published in The Sacramento Bee on Jan. 11, 2019