Raymond O. Lang


May 18, 1923 - June 16, 2016


Raymond O. Lang was born May 18, 1923 to Theodore and Martha Lang. He attended country grade school and graduated from Emery High School. During WWII Ray served in the US Army in the Asiatic Pacific Theater and received the Good Conduct Medal as a technician with the 4th Gr. HQ Battery, 752nd Anti-Aircraft Artillery Gun Battalion. On January 14, 1947 he married Julie Mehlhaff. He spent many years farming and worked for the South Dakota State Highway Department, the Alexandria School system, Moorman’s Feed and managed two apartment complexes in Sioux Falls before retiring in 2006. He was a member of Plum Creek Baptist Church of rural Emery, First Baptist Church in Emery and Trinity Baptist Church in Sioux Falls.

He is survived by Julie, his wife of 69 years, two daughters: Sandy (Ron) Norman of Sycamore, IL, Jennifer (Bill) Hoff of Mount Vernon, three sons: Daniel (Teddi) Lang of Letcher, Kevin (Bobbi) Lang of Emery and Gregg (Shelli) Lang of Alexandria, a sister, Evelyn (Bert) Itterman of Sioux Falls, fifteen grandchildren:  Corey Norman, Chanda Schuh, Cherie Hiland, Cody Norman, Adam Lang, Corrine Goldammer, Amy Shields, Jeremy Shields, Matthew Lang, Heather Treece, Eric Lang, Colby, Josh, Miranda and Haleigh Hoff, thirty-four great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

He was preceded in death by his parents.


Memorials can be designated to Northridge Baptist Church

for the building fund.



Monday, June 20, 2016
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Bittner Funeral Chapel
Prayer Service ~ 7:00 PM
805 West Havens
Mitchell, South Dakota


Tuesday, June 21, 2016
10:30 AM
Northridge Baptist Church
323 West 23rd Avenue
Mitchell, South Dakota


Servicemen's Memorial Cemetery
Mitchell, South Dakota

Posted by Dr Janell Beck on June 22, 2016
Being out of town I just learned of Raymond's death. You have our sympathy and prayers as you journey through the grieving process. It is so hard to lose such a special person in life, but cherish the thought that he is now enjoying heaven. Love and Prayers, Janell and Ron Beck
Posted by AseraCare on June 20, 2016
During this time of loss, we at AseraCare Hospice, would like to extend our condolences to you and your family. The nurses and staff at AseraCare thank you for the privilege of being able to serve you during these difficult times. May the Lord bless you and keep you.
- The AseraCare Hospice Team
Posted by Jenna Doorn on June 19, 2016
Thoughts and prayers to all of you. Took care of Ray when he was at Prairie Crossings.
Posted by Jackie Christiansen on June 19, 2016
Tons of condolences to the Lang family. Ray was a beautiful man, with an equally beautiful wife. I had the honor of being a caretaker when they were at Prairie Crossings. Ray, rest in the Lord's heavenly peace.
Posted by Philip and Dorothy Srom on June 19, 2016
Philip ushered with Ray at Trinity Baptist Church. He was always "on the ball," willing to serve and make sure people were cared for. But that's how he was in all of life. I remember meeting him many years ago and seeing that same characteristic in him. Julie and he were so much fun to be with. They could laugh when others would sigh about difficulties facing them. What a grand testimony they have been for our family and others who have known them. Thank you for sharing your life with us!
Posted by Sandy Norman on June 19, 2016
Dad was certainly a man who loved the Lord and wanted each of his family members and those he came in contact with to know the Lord and know Him as their personal Savior. We will all miss Dad very, very much. We were all very blessed to have him as our Dad. He and Mom set a great example of what a marriage is and how to get through the good times and the bad and still remain committed to each other. Theirs was a lasting love with Christ as the center and foundation of their marriage. ENJOY HEAVEN DAD as I know you are as you are with your Lord and Savior. We will see you soon!!!

Posted by Larry and Nancy Evans on June 18, 2016
We loved visiting with Ray and Julie. Ray was a patient, hard-working, and unselfish friend and family member, with a fun sense of humor. He will certainly be missed!
Posted by Marty and Jan Smith on June 18, 2016
Rwst in peace Ray nobody loved the Lord more than you did,
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