Harold 'Jack' Stange
March 16, 1926 - October 29, 2017
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HAROLD 'JACK' STANGE
MUSCATINE, Iowa - Harold 'Jack' Stange, 91, of Muscatine, passed away on Sunday, October 29, 2017, at Lutheran Living.

Funeral Service will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, November 3, 2017, at Zion Lutheran Church. Reverend Steve Cauley and Reverend Martha Lang will officiate. Burial will take place in Greenwood Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4 until 7 p.m. on Thursday, November 2, 2017, at the Ralph J. Wittich-Riley-Freers Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to Zion Lutheran Church or Make-A-Wish Foundation. Online condolences: www.wittichfuneralhome.com


'Jack' was born on March 16, 1926, in Muscatine, the son of Harry and Ida Erlich Stange. He married Mary Ann Sylvester on February 6, 1949, at the Zion Lutheran Church in Muscatine. She preceded him in death on December 11, 2012.

'Jack' was a member of Zion Lutheran Church. He was a life-long farmer. He loved his family and he loved farming. He enjoyed playing guitar, banjo, and the harmonica.

Those left to honor his memory include one son, Dick J. Stange and wife, Ann, of Muscatine, and their son, Richard Stange and his wife, Anna; one son-in-law, Fred Kaufmann of Moscow and his children, Jennifer Ann Kaufmann and Kory Kaufmann; and three great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife; one daughter, Cindy Kaufmann; one grandson, Tim Stange; and one sister, Irene Stange.
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Visitation Information

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Date & Time

Thu, November 2, 2017
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM


Location

Ralph J. Wittich-Riley-Freers Funeral Home
1931 Houser Street
Muscatine, Iowa 52761


Service Information

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Date & Time

Fri, November 3, 2017
10:30 AM


Location

Zion Lutheran Church
513 Sycamore Street
Muscatine, Iowa 52761


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Susan Cradick
Nov 3, 2017

Dick and Ann - my deepest sympathy. Your Mom was one of my longest friends (1966) and stories about your Dad were part of that friendship. Jack was a gentle soul. I was wondering if he wanted to be there for your Mom'... more

Nov 3, 2017
Dick and Ann - my deepest sympathy. Your Mom was one of my longest friends (1966) and stories about your Dad were part of that friendship. Jack was a gentle soul. I was wondering if he wanted to be there for your Mom's October 25 birthday! It's a comforting thought that they're together again!

Susan Cradick
Sherry and Mike Boynton
Nov 1, 2017

Dear Dick, Ann and Rich, We send our deepest sympathy to you all. Jack was such a sweet, kind, gentle man! We are so happy to have known him. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Love, Sherry and Mike Boynton

Deb (Eichelberger)Daniello
Oct 31, 2017

Dick, So sorry for your loss. I cherish memories of times spent with your family. Jack was a kind man with a great sense of humor and a smile never to be forgotten. My deepest sympathy to you and your family.

Frederick Grau
Oct 31, 2017

As youngsters, my brother Bill and I spent many enjoyable days following Jack around doing farm chores (like slopping hogs). We also kept our horse and pony on the farm and enjoyed riding them there. These are great me... more

Oct 31, 2017
As youngsters, my brother Bill and I spent many enjoyable days following Jack around doing farm chores (like slopping hogs). We also kept our horse and pony on the farm and enjoyed riding them there. These are great memories.

Frederick Grau
Julie Paulsen
Oct 31, 2017

Dick ,Ann, Richard and Anna You are all in our thoughts and prayers during this time of loss.

Dianne Stange Prichard
Oct 31, 2017

So many sweet memories of a kind and gentle man who was always happy to see you, who always had a smile.

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