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Ralph Dean Lang

September 23, 1934 — July 10, 2020

Ralph Dean Lang, 85, of rural Dallas, Iowa passed away Friday, July 10, 2020, surrounded by his family at the Knoxville Area Community Hospital. Funeral services will be Thursday, July 16, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. at the Pierschbacher Funeral Home in Melcher-Dallas with burial following at the Columbia Cemetery. Family will receive friends on Wednesday from 4:00 until 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorials are requested to the Dallas Christian Church or to the Columbia Fire Department. The service and visitation will be conducted under CDC Guidelines, which includes social distancing measures, and masks are recommended. The service may be viewed on the Pierschbacher Funeral Home Facebook page beginning at the service time. https://www.facebook.com/pierschbacherfuneralhomes/ Ralph Dean Lang was born September 23, 1934 to Milo Duane Lang and Anna Marie (Prevo) Lang at Yocum Hospital in Chariton, Iowa. Ralph grew up in Marion County alongside his siblings, Gene and Sherry. Ralph asked his high school sweetheart, Bonnie Byers, to marry him after he quit his job that kept him away from home. Her response was, "As long as you get a job." The couple was united in marriage on August 31, 1956. They were the first couple to be married at the new First Baptist Church in Melcher. Ralph and Bonnie made their home in Dallas and were blessed with three children: Ricky, Randy, and Holly. Ralph supported his family by working in electrical utilities. He worked as a lineman for both MidAmerican Energy and Iowa Power for forty years. Although he enjoyed the work, his true love was farming. Ralph loved putting in hours on the family farm, Crandall Farm. The Lang family made a lot of memories together on camping trips. They loved to spend time on and near the water; fishing, water skiing, and boating. Some of their most memorable vacations took them to Oregon, Alaska, Missouri and Minnesota. Ralph and Bonnie continued to explore together after the kids were grown. They always enjoyed going on drives together to local places like Stephen's Forest and along the Mississippi River to see the seasonal colors. Ralph also looked forward to taking the grandkids fishing. Ralph will be dearly missed by his children: Ricky Lang, Randy Lang, and Holly (Wayne) Hoelscher; 11 grandchildren; 22 great grandchildren; sister, Sherry (Bill) Jenkins; along with many relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Bonnie Lang; and brother, Gene Lang. Cemetery Details Columbia Cemetery Columbia, IA

Visitation

JUL 15. 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM (CST)

Pierschbacher Funeral Homes - Melcher-Dallas

803 Garfield Street

Melcher-Dallas, IA 50163

[email protected]

https://www.pierschbacherfuneralhome.com

Service

JUL 16. 10:00 AM (CST)

Pierschbacher Funeral Homes - Melcher-Dallas

803 Garfield Street

Melcher-Dallas, IA 50163

[email protected]

https://www.pierschbacherfuneralhome.com

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