Army Badge
  • Name: Paul Franklin Lange
  • Location of Birth: Grand Rapids, Minnesota
  • Date of Birth: January 12, 1920
  • Date of Death: April 8, 1988
  • Parents: Earl Lange and Ruth (Finnerud) Lange
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  • Highest Rank: SGT (Sergeant)
  • Branch: Army
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  • Date Sworn In: November 22, 1943
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  • Date of Discharge: January 28, 1946
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  • Military Highlights:
    WW II Draft Registration Cards – 10/16/1940 – 03/31/1947
    State: Minnesota
    Name: Paul Franklin Lange
    Race: White
    Age: 21
    Birth Date: January 12, 1920
    Birth Place: Grand Rapids, Minnesota, USA
    Residence Place: Calumet, Itasca, Minnesota, USA
    Registration Date: July 1, 1941
    Employer: Interstate Iron Co., Calumet, Itasca, Minnesota
    Occupation: Miner
    Weight: 190
    Height: 6-3
    Complexion: Dark
    Eye Color: Brown
    Hair Color: Brown
    Next of Kin: Earl Arctander Lange, Calumet, Minnesota

  • Wars Involved:
    World War II

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  • Civilian Life:
    Paul Lange married Luella Austin in Grand Rapids, Minnesota in 1941. In 1947 the couple moved to Port Huron, Michigan, then to the Madison, Wisconsin area in 1953 and in 1958 they moved to Ripon, Wisconsin. They came to the Ogilvie, Minnesota area in 1959. He worked as a mechanic at Arcon Construction of Mora before his retirement. He was a member of the American Legion in Ogilvie.

    Paul died in Minneapolis, Minnesota and is buried in Graceland Cemetery, Ogilvie, Minnesota. He is survived by his wife, Luella; two sons, David and Alf; two daughters, Karen (Gordon) Katke and Paula (David) Doering; one brother, Bud Lange; two sisters, Edith (Glen) Grife and Dorothy (John) Marsh; eight grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; two sons, George and Calvin; daughter-in-law, Wanda; grandson, Robert; and sister, Ruth.

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