Duane Lange

Duane Albert Lange, 84, of Lapeer, passed away on December 26, 2022, in the comforts of his home, with his family by his side.  He was born in North Branch, MI on May 25, 1938, to John and Elizabeth Lange.  Duane was a devout Catholic and man of strong faith.  He loyally served his country in the United States Army from 1961-1963, as a military policeman stationed at Fort Benning.  He was employed by Foran Beverage in Lapeer and delivered beverages throughout the thumb area from age 18 until his retirement in 1998.  Duane married Phyllis Hartgrove on June 23, 1962, and shorty after they moved to Lapeer.  They were together for 54 years.

Duane loved spending time up north at the cabin, camping trips, deer hunting, and woodworking. He enjoyed bowling and was quite the card shark.  Most of all he loved spending time with his family, especially the grandchildren.  He will be deeply missed.

Duane is survived by his children Deborah (John) Sinka, Kelly (Kevin) Withey, Patricia (Ron) Schabel, Christian (Char) Lange, Timothy (Holly) Lange, Nicholas (Mayme) Lange; grandchildren; Mikala (Bill) Cook, Kyle (Rachel), Kole and Katie Sinka, Conner (Haley) Withey, Brooklyn (Keagan) James, Greggory, Jeffrey and Daniel Schabel, Carter, Calli and Carlie Lange, Nolan, Cooper, and Addisyn Lange, Oakley and Briggs Lange; great-grandchildren Bo, Luke and Navy Sinka, Leland and Gracen Cook; brother John Lange Jr.; sister Dolores Samul.

He was preceded in death by his wife Phyllis Lange in 2016, and his parents John and Elizabeth Lange; his siblings Lorraine Schaub, Marion Lange and Kenneth Lange.  

Friends may visit on Thursday, December 29th from 12-8 p.m. (6 p.m. Rosary Service) at Lynch & Sons Funeral Home in Lapeer.  A Funeral Mass will be held on Friday, December 30th at 12:00 noon (in-state 11 a.m.) at St. John Catholic Church in Davison.  Fr. Andrew Czajkowski will officiate.  Duane will be laid to rest at St. John Catholic Cemetery in Davison.  Memorial donations may be made to St. John Catholic Church.