01 Dec Allen Lang
Allen A. Lang, 88, passed away on November 27, 2022, at Missouri Slope Care Center, Bismarck. Funeral services will be on Friday, December 9, 2022, at 10:30 a.m. at the Bismarck Funeral Home. For those unable to attend, the service will be livestreamed on the Bismarck Funeral Home Facebook page. Visitation will be one hour prior to the start of the service.
Allen was born July 21, 1934, to Fred and Tillie Lang of Napoleon. He grew up on the family farm north of Napoleon. Upon leaving the farm, his great joy was returning to visit and feasting on Mom’s German cooking.
Allen served in the Army from July 1956 to April 1959, with an honorable discharge. During his time of service, he was stationed at Ft. Chaffe, AR, Ft. Eustis, VA, Ft. Lewis, WA and Ft. Whittier, AK in which he spoke of working on a tugboat. He worked for REC, Soo Line Railroad and Yegen/Bridgeman Dairy. Allen retired from Bridgeman in 1996 after 35 years.
Allen married Marilyn Jean Stroh on September 18, 1960, and were later divorced. In this union they had 4 children. Allen was known as “the Shiner” with family. He enjoyed family gatherings and holiday time spent together in which he will be greatly missed. He loved going to the bar to visit with friends and was known to many as “Big Al” or “Lounge Lizard” and was an amazing dancer. He also took pride in the pick-ups he owned.
Allen is survived by his children, Deanna (Andy) Aslett, Robert Lang (Karmon Koble), Dallas Lang (Renae Sawicki) and Denise (Troy) Miller. Grandchildren: Nikki Lauer, Cody Lang, Dallas Sean Lang, Brittany (Kyle) Miller, Tiffany Eckroth and Allison Miller. Great-grandchildren: Jude Eckroth, Harper and Holden Miller. Siblings: Floyd Lang, Napoleon, Bernice (Floyd) Brenner, Appleton, WI and Shirley (Milton) Wagner, Bismarck.
Allen was preceded in death by his parents, Fred and Tillie Lang.