John A. Lange, 64, of Witt, IL, passed away Sunday, December 16, 2018 at 5:40 P.M. at his residence.
He was born on January 30, 1954 in St. Louis, MO, a son of James & Neoma (Hicks) Lange.
Mr. Lange was a veteran of the United States Army having proudly served from 1973-1979. As a sergeant, Mr. Lange was awarded many honors during his service including the National Defense Service Medal; Good Conduct Medal; Sharpshooter Badge with M16 Rifle; Sharpshooter Badge with Hand Grenade.
John was a prison guard for Graham Correctional Center in Hillsboro, IL before retirement.
He is survived by his daughters, Jennifer (Joseph) Hasheider of St. Peters, MO, Jessica (Chris) Kessler of O’Fallon, MO, & Lindsey (Hack) Warnack – U.S. Navy, Germany; grandchildren, Stephani (Ryan) Roth , Hannah, Gracie, Ryan, James, and Dara; great-granddaughter, Elaina; brother, Larry, sisters, Betty & Linda; and friends who were important to him.
Graveside, military services will be held Wednesday, January 2, 2019 at 11:00 A.M. at the Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery in St. Louis, MO
The family suggests memorial contributions to be directed to the donor’s choice.
Litchfield Family Funeral Service in Litchfield, IL is in charge of arrangements. To view the online guestbook and leave condolences, please visit litchfieldffs.com
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