William F. Lange Jr., 79, of Islamorada, Florida and La Porte, Indiana passed away on Wednesday, July 7, 2021. Bill was born on April 15, 1942 in Gary, Indiana to the late William F. Lange Sr. and Edith Edwards.
On June 12, 1971, Bill married Dorcie Dews, with whom he celebrated fifty years of marriage. Dorcie survives, along with their daughters: Kristen (Scott) Armstrong of Charlotte, North Carolina, Melissa (Michael) Boyle of Park City, Utah and Megan (Aaron) Johnson of Ann Arbor, Michigan; grandchildren, Lange, Grace and Samuel Armstrong, Finn, Brady and Neala Boyle, Theodore and Louise Johnson; a sister, Linda (Richard) Armstrong of Bristol, Indiana. He also leaves behind his beloved nieces and nephew and a community of friends for whom he served. Bill was preceded in death by siblings, Joan McCullough and Jim Lange.
He graduated from La Porte High School with the class of 1960 and from Purdue University in 1965 with a Bachelor of Science in Metallurgical Engineering. He was a member of The American Foundry Society, past president of the Ductile Iron Society and a lifelong member of St. John's Lutheran Church in LaPorte. He was inducted into the Slicer Football Hall of Fame in 2014, only because he gave the ball to Utch.
Bill was president of Teledyne Casting Service and plant manager at Kingsbury Casting.
He was a fair, loyal, amusing, and amused man. He showed up if it was important or not, and loved his four girls — all of whom he considered his greatest accomplishment. It's time to go, girls.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, July 30, 2021, at St. John’s Lutheran Church in La Porte.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Frank L. Keszei Funeral Home, Essling Chapel in La Porte.
Memorial contributions may be made to: St. John’s Lutheran School, 111 Kingsbury Ave, La Porte, Indiana 46350 or The Luther Village Fund 560 Arlington Street Winnipeg, Manitoba R3G 1Z5.
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