Robert "Bob" Lange, 82, Savage, MT

Funeral services for Robert "Bob" Lange, 82, Savage, MT, were at 2 p.m., Monday, Nov. 27, 2023, at the First Lutheran Church, Savage, MT, with Pastor Tim Tharp officiating. Cremation followed services and Fulkerson-Stevenson Funeral Home, Sidney, MT, assisted the family. Remembrances, condolences, and pictures were shared with the family at http://www.fulkersons.com.

Robert "Bob" Lee Lange, 82, passed away Nov. 24, 2023.

Bob was born on Jan. 10, 1941, to Leo and Gertrude (Kennedy) Lange in Glendive, MT. He was the first of six children: Robert, Donald, Richard, Alice, Russell, and Bette.

He attended grade school at Breezy Flats School and graduated from Savage High School in 1958.

Bob attended Dawson Community College and was drafted into the army in 1963. He was honorably discharged in 1969. Following his service, he enrolled at Eastern Montana College (MSUB) and graduated with a degree in business.

In May 1968, while on standby for the Army, Bob married Nesha "Snooks" Ann Bosshard. They moved back to Savage, started their family, and began farming. They made many property purchases. All these purchases gave his kids and grandkids the best opportunities and instilled a great work ethic. Staci Louise came into their world and five years later Kylee John and five years later Ashley RaeAnn.

Pursuing his passion for farming, Bob became a crop adjuster. He did this for several years and for multiple reasons. Firstly, he loved to shoot the bull so going to other farms was right up his alley. Secondly, he loved all his crop-adjusting buddies. Oh, the stories they told and the memories they made.

Bob loved his farm and ranch life. Together, Bob and Snooks fenced many miles, and had many great conversations for many years. The memories of Bob and Snooks' farming together could be laughter or possibly high blood pressure.

Bob drove many machines. Some ended up getting to their destination, and sometimes they ended up on their side in a ditch. Grampa Bob was famous for running over whatever was in his way, and somehow blaming someone else. His pickups were full of many character dents because they saw a lot of off-road ground.

Bob had a huge impact on the community of Savage. He was a member of the Savage Fire Department for 50 years. He was a founder of the Savage Booster Club, which had a great impact on Savage athletics.

In 2016, Bob was diagnosed with multiple myeloma. He was treated and cured in New York City where he and Snooks temporarily lived for three months (September-November). Shortly after falling ill, Bob was moved into the Sidney Extended Care where he stayed for a total of 5.5 years until his passing.

Bob enjoyed life. His kids and grandkids were the highlight of his life. He also had a passion for sports. Bob did the basketball books from 1969 to 1990 for Savage High School and announced football games for several years earning him the name "Howard". Watching his grandkids participate in any of their extra-curricular activities was one of his favorite hobbies, and when he was around his grandkids, his sternness found a way out of his behavior. So weird that his own kids were unfamiliar with this behavior.

Bob loved his black cows and could spend hours talking and gawking. He worked hard and played harder. He was the life of a party and full of bullshit and smiles. We will miss him, all the fun, and his witty comments.

Bob and Snooks traveled many miles together. They loved taking their family on many trips. They spent many years traveling and selling rugs together. Making many new friends on their adventures. They were fortunate to see all 50 states together, some travels with family, some travels with friends. Many memories and a ton of laughs along the way.

All are invited to the 1st Bob Lange Memorial Branding, Mother's Day weekend. He will be honored for his service in the military at this time. Ashes scattered on the farm to watch over his family.

He is survived by his wife, Nesha "Snooks" (Bosshard) Lange; daughter, Staci (Joe) Slack; son, Kylee (Teresa) Lange; daughter, Ashley (Ty) Heppner, son Nate Sorensen. Grandkids, Shad (Suzanne) Sorensen; Destiny Dishon, Nicky (Michael) Sorensen; Payton (Colton) Kraft; Bridger Rice; Jordan (Allie) Skaley; Ryder (Nadiah) Rice; Bryar (Bailey) Lange; Soda Rice; Summer Lange; Nicholas Heppner; Benjamin Heppner. Great grandkids; Graclynn and Wyatt Sorensen; Taylor Dietrich; Blaiz and Rebel Dishon; and two great-grandchildren on the way. Sister-in-law Sandra Petersen.

Preceded in death by parents, Leo and Gertrude Lange; parent in-laws, Dolph and Gladys Bosshard; brother, Russell Lange; sister, Alice Prevost; sister in-law, Shellie Lange; daughter in-law, Trish (Sorensen) James, brother-in-law Kermit Petersen and son, Nick Sorensen.

 

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