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Lange, Lowell Wesley 1932-1990

GORKOW, LANGE, SMITH, BILSKY, OLSON, BARR, TAYLOR

Posted By: M. Durr - IAGenWeb volunteer
Date: 4/25/2010 at 14:52:19

Lowell Lange died at his home in Madison, WI, Friday, Nov. 2. Funeral services were held at Giard United Methodist Church, Monday, Nov. 5, 1990 at 11 a.m. Rev. Gary Dobbins officiated. Burial was in the Giard Cemetery. Schultz's Funeral Home, Monona, was in charge of services.

Lowell Wesley Lange, son of Wesley and Cleyta Gorkow Lange, was born Oct. 20, 1932 at the Lange home in Giard township, Clayton County, IA. He was baptized by Rev. Warren Feller at Giard United Methodist Church and confirmed there.

He graduated from Monona High School in 1950 and attended Upper Iowa University at Fayette.

On Nov. 2, 1952 he married JoAnne Smith at Monona Methodist Church. The couple had 6 children. He served in the U.S. Army and was stationed in Korea. He remained in the Iowa-Nebraska National Guard for many years. He made his home in Madison, WI where he worked in various outdoor occupations and as a superintendent of a condominium until his health failed.

Before moving from Monona, he was an active member of Giard United Methodist Church and involved in many of their activities. He also was involved in 4-H and 4-H activities.

Preceding him in death were his grandparents. Surviving are his parents, Wesley and Cleyta Lange, Monona; 2 sons, Douglas, of Madison and Daniel, of DeForest, WI; 4 daughters, Deborah Bilsky of Deerfield, WI; Darci Olson of Janesville, WI; Dawn Barr and Deidre Taylor of Madison, WI; 10 grandchildren and one brother, Duane of Monona.

Pallbearers were Dennis Grove, David Lange, Michael Lange, Maurice Meyer, Dan Schweikert and Virgil Thompson.

Postville, Iowa newspaper of the time clipping, from my mother's obituary collection. Posted for genealogical purposes, contributor is not related.


 

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