Doc Lang, veterinarian, farmer, fisherman, and family man, passed on last Sunday, May 17, 2009, in Solon. Allen resided at the Solon Care Center with his wife of 66 years, Elsie Mehlhop Lang. Allen was 88 years old at his death.
Allen was born to Charles and Martha Lang on June 21, 1920 and grew up with his two sisters Phyllis and Vione on the family farm in Remsen, located in northwest Iowa. At Remsen High School, Allen met his future wife Elsie. Allen and Elsie both attended Iowa State University, where Allen received a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree in 1944.