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Thursday, March 22, 2018

James "Jim" Edward Lang

James “Jim” Edward Lang, age 85, of Glendive, passed away on Sunday, October 15, 2017 at the Eastern Montana Veteran’s Home in Glendive.

Visitation will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursday, October 19, 2017 at the Silha Funeral Home in Glendive. A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, October 20, 2017 at the First Congregational Church, UCC in Glendive with Brother Guy Pontoriero officiating. Interment with military honors will be held in Dawson Memorial Cemetery. Silha Funeral Home of Glendive has been entrusted with the arrangements.

Jim was born in Turtle Lake, N.D. on October 28, 1931 to George and Alleen (Wiedenmeyer) Lang. He was the oldest of four boys. When he was four years old, the family moved to Ennis, Mont. They later moved to Bozeman where Jim graduated from high school with the class of 1949.

Jim joined the U.S. Navy in March of 1951, and while stationed in Astoria, Ore. he met the love of his life, Louise Hood. They married on June 12, 1952, Louise’s birthday. After Jim was discharged from the Navy in 1955 they made their home in Sidney, Mont. While living in Sidney, Jim and Louise had three daughters. In 1962, the family moved to Glendive, where Jim resided until the time of his passing.

Throughout his career, Jim worked for Northern Pacific Transport, Burlington Northern Transport and UPS, from which he retired in 1994.

Jim was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and friend to everyone he met. What brought great joy to Jim was bowling, which he continued to participate in up until two weeks before his death. He also loved watching sports; his favorite teams were the Dallas Cowboys, St. Louis Cardinals, and the University of Montana Grizzlies. Jim was a lifelong member of the VFW, Elks, American Legion and the Congregational Church.

Jim was preceded in death by his parents; and brothers Alan, Larry and Bob.

He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Louise; daughters, Georgia (Mike) Warner, Jean (Hal) Campbell, and Diane (Jerry) Kegley; three grandchildren, Brian Kegley, Eric (Brittany) Kegley, and Amy (Thomas) Gange; and two great-grandchildren, Madilyn and Stanton Gange.

Remembrances and condolences may be shared with the family at: www.silhafuneralhome.com.

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