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Wayne William Lange

June 11, 1928 July 23, 2014
Wayne William Lange
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Obituary for Wayne William Lange

WAYNE WILLIAM LANGE was born to William and Elsie (Rosburg) Lange on June 11, 1928 in Verdi, Minnesota where he was raised and attended school. After his graduation from Pipestone High School in 1946, he became employed at Pan-O-Gold Bakery in Pipestone. On May 8, 1949, he was united in marriage to Maxine Johnson in Pipestone. Following their marriage, they resided in Pipestone. On December 26, 1950, he entered the U.S. Army and served in the 135th Division, 147th Infantry during the Korean War. He was discharged on January 29, 1953 at Camp Rucker in Montgomery, Alabama. After his discharge, he returned to Pipestone where he owned and operated ABC Truck Line and Freight. In 1978, he began working for the County and City of Pipestone; and in 1984, he became the city zoner. Then, in 1988, he started driving for Pipestone Taxi Service. After his retirement on January 1, 1993, they built a home in Bella Vista, Arkansas. For several years, they also delivered RVs from factories to dealerships for a company based out of Indiana. In October, 2010, they moved back to Pipestone; and in March, 2013, they became residents of the Good Samaritan Communities of Pipestone. Maxine preceded him in death on January 2, 2014. After her death, he continued to live in Pipestone. On July 23, 2014, Wayne died peacefully at the Pipestone County Medical Center in Pipestone Minnesota at the age of 86 years, one month and 12 days.

Wayne was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Pipestone where he was active in the Lutheran Laymen's League. While living in Arkansas, he was a member of Bella Vista Lutheran Church. For over 25 years, he was a member of the Hiawatha Club, serving as president and secretary for several years. He was also a member and past commander of the Michael Boock American Legion Post #6, the VFW Post #3814 and the Pipestone Fire Department for 25 years.

He is lovingly remembered by his four children, Dennis (Connie) Lange of Pipestone, Minnesota, Gary Lange of Muscatine, Iowa, Ross Lange of Pipestone, Minnesota, and Mary Kay (Jon) Delaney of Pipestone, Minnesota; 11 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Maxine Lange; one son, Alan Lange; and his parents.

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Visitation

Sunday

27

Jul

2:00 PM 7/27/2014 2:00:00 PM - 5:00 PM 7/27/2014 5:00:00 PM
St. Paul Lutheran Church - Pipestone

621 W Main St
Pipestone, MN 56164

St. Paul Lutheran Church - Pipestone
621 W Main St Pipestone 56164 MN
United States

Service

Monday

28

Jul

10:30 AM 7/28/2014 10:30:00 AM
St. Paul Lutheran Church - Pipestone

621 W Main St
Pipestone, MN 56164

St. Paul Lutheran Church - Pipestone
621 W Main St Pipestone 56164 MN
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Holland Cemetery Final Resting Place

Holland, MN
Holland, MN 56139

Holland, MN Holland 56139 MN
United States
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