Norbert Lange, Class of 1949
Norbert Lange, Plattsburgh, N.Y., formerly of Bismarck, died on March 13, 2011.
Lange was born on July 27, 1920, to Joseph and Pauline (Minette) Lange in Webster. Lange served in the army during World War II and earned his law degree from the University of North Dakota in 1949.
Lange married Marjorie Foley in 1942 and together they raised 11 children. They were married 55 years. During his long life, Lange lived in eight states and had various occupations including North Dakota state employee, lawyer, judge, insurance adjuster, census worker, bridge instructor and election official.
Lange loved to sing, solve crossword puzzles, play and teach bridge, and brag about his children and grandchildren. He also enjoyed politics, current events, reading and acting in community theatre. He was a Master Gardener and a terrific cook. Lange lived the last two years of his life in Plattsburgh, where he enjoyed picking berries and playing duplicate bridge.
He will be sorely missed by the many people who knew him. His survivors include his sons, Jerome (Paula), Liberty, Ky., and John (Kathy), Seattle; his daughters, Pat (Meade) Foster, Foristell, Mo., LaVonne Aull, Bismarck, Rene (Jim) Fichera, Indian Harbor Beach, Fla., Kathleen (Hank) Fraczek, Bothell, Wash., Paula (Tim) Schares, Plattsburgh, and Lisa (Jim) Peterson; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. His survivors also include his brothers, Don (Mary), Webster, Hank (Marge), Devils Lake, Gerry (Alice), Madison, S.D., and Dewey (Anne MacIntyre), Helena, Mont.; his sisters, Joan Adkins and Judy Kaluzny (Joe ).
He was preceded in death by his wife; his son, Steve (Miriam); and his daughters, Mary (Philip) Lafleur and Peggy (Todd) Hanson; his brothers, Edmund, Larry, Ralph and John; and his sister, Mary Margaret.
Lange’s remains were donated to the University of Vermont. A combined memorial service for Lange and his daughter, Peggy, will be this summer.
Donations in his memory can be sent to the International Red Cross or a charity of your choice.