Ronald W. Lang
Ronald W. Lang
  • June 8, 1938 - January 12, 2018
  • Lincoln, Nebraska

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Ronald W. Lang, 79 years old, was born on June 8, 1938 in Ottumwa, Iowa. He was preceded in death by his brother, Cary Rhoads. Ronald was fortunate enough to be adopted by Howard and Vera Lang at the age of 14 and grew up in Clear Lake, Iowa where he attended high school. He attended Mason City Junior College and was named most valuable student. He also attended Cornell College in Mount Vernon. Ron was an active mason and member of the church. He met his wife Carolyn J. (Kelch) Lang in Lincoln, NE while Ron was working for the Clearing House division in Iowa. Ronald and Carol married in 1963 and relocated to New York where he became an account executive for A.C. Nielsen Clearing House in Manhattan. He later became an Executive V.P. of Marketing for A.C. Nielsen. He was with them until he retired in 1991. They had two daughters, Deborah Kay Lang and Michelle Lea (Lang) Stevenson and they lived in Islip, New York. Ron was an active member of the Islip Methodist Church serving on the board of trustees, running the food bank and hosted numerous events and fundraisers. Ron was in charge of 'coffee hour' each Sunday and enjoyed the weekly trips to Entenmann's Bakery; he was known by all as "2 Minute Lang". In 1991, Ron semi-retired and moved back to Lincoln, NE. He worked for Pinkerton Security as a Lieutenant until his retirement. Ron was the proud grandfather of Deborah's daughters, Randi Taylor Cifarelli and JoLee Autumn Nichols. As well as, Michelle and her husband, Steve Stevenson's children, Luke Skywalker Stevenson and Hope Lea Stevenson. Ron's grandchildren were the light of his life, he was so very proud of each and everyone of them and had his own special relationship with them as he did with his daughters. He shared a strong bond with his son-in-law, Steve Stevenson who he considered a son. Ron was preceded in death by his wife Carolyn J. Lang in 2000, they were married 37 years. Ron enjoyed gardening, feeding the squirrels and birds, baking and was an avid reader. Ronald was a generous, caring man full of wisdom and support to all he came in contact with. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends. Ron lived a successful life, overcoming hardships early in life and always persevered. He died peacefully surrounded by his children and grandchildren. The family asks in Lieu of flowers that donations be made to the Food Bank of Lincoln or the Lincoln Public Library. May God Bless his Soul. FUNERAL SERVICE Wednesday, January 17, 2018 at 12:30pm with VISITATION starting 2 hours prior with all services at Lincoln Memorial Funeral Home.