Leroy �Butch� Walter Lange age 58 of Russel, KS died Friday, December 9, 2005 at his home. Memorial services will be Saturday, December 17, 2005 at 11:00 am at the Snider Memorial Funeral Home, with Pastor Daniel Feusse officiating. Inurnment will be in the Clearwater Cemetery with Military graveside rites conducted by American Legion Post #267 of Clearwater. Visitation will be 1 hour prior to the service at Snider Memorial Funeral Home. Butch was born November 29, 1947 at Tilden, NE the son of Walter and the late Evelyn (Sanne) Lange. He grew up and attended schools in Creighton, Hampton and Ewing, NE, graduating from Ewing High School with the class of 1966. He joined the U.S. Army and served his country during the Vietnam War. On April 17, 1985 he was united in marriage to Linda Patterson in Atchison, KS. Employment with Beatrice Construction Company brought them to Russell in 1986. Construction projects had required relocation several times over the years, but Leroy and Linda decided to make Russell their permanent home after determining the town to be equal distance between that of each of their families. He worked at King of the Road from 1988 until the Russell plant closed. In 2000, he went to work for the City of Russell Water Treatment plant. He was a member of VFW Post #6240 and American Legion Post #99. He enjoyed boating and fishing at Lake Wilson with his wife, although �fishing� was a figure of speech. He was a private person who appreciated the beauty and solitude of being on the water. Another escape was taking road trips as often as possible to enjoy the countryside. He is survived by his wife, Linda, of Russell; his parents Walter and Charlene(Twiss) Lange of Clearwater, NE; stepbrothers Cress Mummert of Kalispell, MT, and Russel Mummert of Columbus, NE; a sister, Elaine Vrasper of Neligh, NE; and a step-sister, Conde James of Columbus, NE. Mr. Lange was preceded in death by his mother, Evelyn Sanne Lange; an uncle, Roger Lange; and his grandparents. In Lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions to South Wind Hospice, which may be sent to Snider Memorial Funeral Home.