Hafemeister Funeral Home And Cremation Service
Professor Lyle W. Lange
December 7, 1942 - December 1, 2016 (Age 73)
Watertown, WI
Service: December 10, 2016
Professor Lyle W. Lange
Professor Lyle W. Lange, 73, of Watertown, WI, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Thursday, December 1, 2016, at Norton Brownsboro Hospital in Louisville, KY, following a brief recovery from appendix surgery.

Funeral services will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 10, 2016 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Ixonia, WI, with Rev. Kenneth Ewerdt officiating. Burial will take place at the parish cemetery. Family and friends may gather at the church from 1:00 p.m. until the time of the service. Memorials, if desired, may be made to St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Ixonia, WI. The family is being served by Hafemeister Funeral Home and Cremation Service of Watertown. Online condolences may be made at www.hafemeisterfh.com.

Lyle William Lange, son of Rev. William Herman and Margaret (nee Fezer) Lange was born December 7, 1942 in Hendricks, Minnesota. He was baptized December 19, 1942 at First Lutheran Church, Gary, SD. Lyle was confirmed on April 28, 1957 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Wisconsin Rapids, WI. He graduated Northwestern Preparatory School in 1961, and went on to Northwestern College, graduating in 1965. He continued on to Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary, graduating in 1969. Lyle was ordained July 1969 at Ascension Lutheran Church, Escondido, CA, where he served until 1978. From 1978 until 2016, Lyle served as Professor of Christian Doctrine and Old Testament History at Martin Luther College, New Ulm, MN.
In addition to teaching thousands of students, Lyle authored God So Loved the World; edited Our Great Heritage Volume I, II, III; Outline of the Book of Concord; One God - Two Covenants?; Church and State; Sanctification—Alive in Christ; The People of Promise, and numerous Bible studies and conference papers. He also served the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod on its Commission on Inter-Church Relations and was instrumental in the formation of the Confessional Evangelical Lutheran Conference. Lyle’s greatest joy was serving his Savior and sharing God’s amazing plan of salvation with others. His esteem for Christ was evident in the way he lived and in the way he loved his family.
Lyle is survived by his wife, Carol Lange; seven children, Katherine (Dean) Botten; Paul (Rebecca) Lange; Deborah (Jeffrey) Holtan; John (Sarah) Lange; Steven (Krista) Lange; Brian (Jill) Lange; Kirstie (Theodore) Klug; sister, Lucille (Burton) Stensberg as well as 23 grandchildren, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Lyle was preceded in death by his parents as well as son, Robert Alan Lange.
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