Lifelong resident of Brook Park Gary Lange Sr. passed away peacefully on May 23, 2019, at the age of 76. He was born on Dec. 18, 1942, in Minneapolis.
Anyone that knew Gary loved him. He married his high school sweetheart and raised five children. Just like any other American dad, he liked drinking beer and mowing lawn, sometimes at the same time. Among other skills, he was a tuck pointer for the majority of his career. He was also a marine corps vet, an excellent carpenter, mechanic and machinist. Gary was reliable and could always be counted on. He had a great sense of humor and a hearty laugh. Football was his favorite sport and he always rooted for the Vikings. He invented the 4th of July parade of Brook Park and enjoyed riding his golf cart as well as hunting, fishing and telling stories about his great granddog Joey.
Gary is preceded in death by his wife Marsha Lange; parents Walt and Eunice Lange; brothers Hartley (Donna) Lange, Arvin (Nancy) Lange; sisters LaVonne (Don) Tracey, LaVell Johnston, Sheryl Hudlow; and brother-in-law Kevin Cummings.
He is survived by children Marcie Lange, Gary Lange Jr., Jody (David) Spear, Scott (Roxy) Lange, DeAnne Lange, 12 grandkids, 18 great-grandkids, great-granddog, Joey; sister Shari (Bill) Grabinski; brothers-in-law, Phil Johnston, Dick Hudlow, Dell (Gloria) Cummings; sister-in-law, Lana Meier; mother-in-law Margie Cummings, and many nieces and nephews.
Memorial services will be at the Brook Park cemetery on June 8 at 1:30 p.m. with officiant Chaplin Butch Lewelin, and memorial reception at the Sidetrack Bar and Grill in Brook Park at 2 p.m.