Obit: Lange, Duane C. (1934 - 2003)

Contact: Crystal Wendt

Surnames: Lange, Wittlinger, Kempfer, Mundt, Onley, Larson, Weeks

----Sources: Scrap book one: by Elsa Lange Hardrath & Dorthaleen Edwards Hardrath

Contributed by Halbert "Bud" Hardrath

----Sources: Wisconsin State Journal (9 May 2003)

Lange, Duane C. (1 Nov. 1934 - 7 May 2003) Madison/Cottage Grove - Duane C. Lange, age 68, died at the Don and Marilyn Anderson Hospice Care Center on Wednesday, May 7, 2003, following a brief battle with lung cancer. He was born on Nov. 1, 1934 in Greenwood, Wis., the son of Julius and Viola (Wittlinger) Lange. Duane served in the Army during the Korean conflict. In Duane’s earlier years he drove from Greyhound Bus Lines and then worked for 26 years as a truck driver for Windsor Homes. He married Jane C. Weeks on Nov. 14, 1964, in Rockford, Ill. He was a member of the Moose Lodge for 33 years, the Eagle Club for three years, the V. F. W. Post for about 20 years, the American Legion No. 501 for about 20 years and the Creig Club Choir for one year.

In addition to his wife, Jane of Cottage Grove, he is survived by his four children; Chris Kempfer of Madison, Michael Ann (Barryl) Mundt of Clayton, N. J., Mark F. Lange of Madison and Michael K. Lange of Janesville; nine grandchildren, K. C. (Jonna) Onley of Rio, Patrick Kempfer of Madison, Adam, Myriah, Lydiah and Noah Mundt, all of Clayton, N.J., and Mandy, Dustin and Shannon Lange, all of Janesville; two great-grandchildren, Trinity and Griffin Onley; a sister, Irene (Larry) Larson of Dahlonega, Ga., mother-in-law, Margaret Weeks of Clinton; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and a brother Julius Jr.

A Moose memorial service will be held at Ryan Funeral Home, 2418 N. Sherman Ave., on Sunday, May 10, 2003, at 1 p.m., with a funeral service following, officiated by the Rev. William Berg. Private family inurnment will be held at Highland Memory Gardens Cemetery. A memorial gathering will be held at the funeral home on Saturday from noon until the time of service.

Ryan Funeral Home, 2418 N. Sherman Ave.



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