He was born on Aug. 5, 1933, in Loyalton, S.D., to James and Goldie (Barton) Gange. He attended high school in Aberdeen, S.D., and earned four journeyman degrees.
He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean conflict. Upon his honorable discharge, he worked as a self-employed plumber and heating and air technician for 60 years.
He married Linda J. Camper on June 28, 1966, in Port Angeles, Wash. She survives of the home.
Other survivors include four sons, Tony Gange of Washington, Jeff Gange of Laguna Hills, Calif., James Gange of Kansas City, Mo., and John Marsden of Parsons; four daughters, Debbie Fischer of Missouri, Lori Gange of California, Joyce Storm of Clovis, N.M., and Fran Marsden of Independence; 17 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and three sisters, Irene Wetzler and Margie Harmon, both of Minnesota, and Nancy Carmen of Tennessee.
He was preceded in death by a brother and three sisters.
The service will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Oswego Cemetery under the direction of Bath-Forbes-Hoffman Funeral Home in Chetopa. The casket will remain closed. No visitation is scheduled.
Online condolences may be left at www.forbeshoffman.com.