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Robert "Bob" L. Lange
January 10, 1941 - November 24, 2023

Place of Birth: Glendive,MT
Residence: Sidney, MT formerly of Savage, MT
Age: 82

Robert “Bob” Lee Lange, age 82, passed away November 24, 2023.

Bob was born on January 10, 1941, to Leo and Gertrude (Kennedy) Lange in Glendive, Montana. 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 of 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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Ron Vernette Barone (Sidney, Mt)
Nov 25, 2023
Nesha and family, we just heard of Bob's passing. We are so sorry for your loss. We will be unable to attend his funeral as we will be out of town, but know that we are thinking about you. I have memories of Bob growing up and think about him often. May God keep you in his arms and help you through this time
Craig & Doreen (Vaira) Herbert (GLASGOW, MT)
Nov 26, 2023
Lange family, we are so sorry for your loss. Know that Bob is at peace and whole again, disease free! Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Patrick and Dee Hamburg (Savage, Montana )
Nov 27, 2023
Nesha and family, sending our love and deepest sympathy to you and your family. We will not be able to attend the funeral today but please know you are all in our thoughts and prayers!! Love you!!
Clydette Boyer (Williston, ND)
Nov 27, 2023
Snooks and family. Sorry to read of Bobs passing. Thinking of you all at this time. What a great picture of Bob that you posted here, I can just hear his laughter.
Jim and Leslie Messer (Savage, MT)
Nov 27, 2023
Nesha and family, sending you our sympathy and prayers. Bob was such a bright light. His smile was always ready, and his BS on point. We will miss him, yet we thank God for the years we had with him. Blessings to all of you.
Rachel Johnson (WILLISTON, ND)
Nov 27, 2023
Sorry for your loss Nesha. Grandpa Bob will be missed by many. He has such an infectious laugh. Sending love!
David and Marilyn Gedrose (Miles City, MT)
Nov 27, 2023
We are so sorry to hear of Bob's passing. He was such a good guy and a good friend to so many including us. We were unable to attend the funeral today, but we were able to watch on-line. We will be thinking of you all and holding you close in our thoughts and prayers.
Steve Tollefson (Wolf Point, Montana)
Nov 27, 2023
Deeply saddened to hear of Bobs passing , I learned a lot from this man both as a crop adjuster and in life . I think of him often Rest Easy Boss
Timber Dempewolf (Lindsay, MT)
Nov 28, 2023
Snooks and Family,
Just wanted to let you know we are thinking of you during this difficult time. Wish I could have been there in person but glad I was able to attend online. Randy did a great job describing Bob's life in a nutshell.
Jim & Leann Pelvit (Sidney, MT)
Nov 29, 2023
You're in our prayers.
Byron and Holly Sunwall
Dec 2, 2023
Snooks and family, we are so sorry to hear of Bob’s passing. Though there will be mourning, May the following days also be filled with many happy memories and laughter.
Lloyd Wind (Seattle, Washington)
Dec 14, 2023
I know Bob was well liked at Wind Farming. Both Harold and Eugene enjoyed chats with Bob whenever the opportunity came up. He was truly a valued friend. I remember Bob behind the desk at the BB games. I thought he ran the clock.
Hope you and your family recall many fun stories
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