Donald (Ducky) Harry Stange
Donald (Ducky) Harry Stange, son of Harry and Wilma (Spies) Stange, was born July 8, 1937 in Jerauld County, SD. He attended Woodmansee School through the 8th grade and received his GED during military training. He served in the US Army from 1956 to 1959, spending part of his tour in Germany.
Ducky was united in marriage with Janice Higgins, June 18, 1966 at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Wessington Springs, SD. He grew up and farmed in rural Woonsocket where he raised cattle and crops and operated a custom hay hauling and grinding business with his brother John. He enjoyed raising cattle, attending cattle sales and spending time with his family.
Grateful for having shared his life with Janice are two daughters, Debbie (Darin) Harris of Sioux Falls and Peggy (Mike) Metter of Cavour, one son Jerry (Dani) Stange of Woonsocket and 10 grandchildren Mindy Stange, Shelby Harris, Michaela Metter, Jacob Stange, Nichole Metter, Matthew Harris, Andrew Stange, Thomas Stange, Katie Stange and Cassie Stange. Six brothers and sisters Joyce (Bill) Bowar, Lincoln, NE, Phyllis (Ed) Swenson, Woonsocket, SD, Lois Edwards, Letcher, SD, Bill (Nancy) Stange, Letcher, SD, Bob (Kay) Stange, Woonsocket, SD, and Judy (Dick) McQueen, White Lake, SD; brother-in-law Bill Morgan, Mitchell, SD, and sister-in-law Ann Stange, Freeman, SD. Brother-in-law Duane (Pat) Higgins, Menomonie, WI, and sisters-in-law LeElda Higgins of Alpena, SD, Myrna (Charlie) Knigge of Woonsocket, SD, Marlene (Pat) Howard, Woonsocket, SD, Ilene Breakie, Wyoming, DE, and Diane (Skip) Larson, Woonsocket, SD.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Harry and Wilma Stange; a sister Carol Morgan and a brother John Stange and brothers-in-law Merle Edwards, Darrell Higgins and Fred Breakie.