Joe Allyn Lange

Joe Allyn Lange

Ames, Story County, Iowa, USA
Death 25 Feb 1978 (aged 23)
Prospect Park, Delaware County, Pennsylvania, USA
Burial Adams, Mower County, Minnesota, USA
Plot 243
Memorial ID 17262469 · View Source
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Joe Allyn Lange Dies in Apartment Fire

Joe Allyn Lange, age 23, son of Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Lange, Adams, lost his life early Saturday morning, February 25, 1978, in an apartment fire at Prospect Park, Pa. His wife, Patricia, is listed in fair condition at a Philadelphia hospital. Firemen carried both Joe and his wife from the apartment, but rescue efforts for Joe failed. During that same afternoon, a son, Bryce Christopher, was born.

Memorial services for Joe will be held later at Little Cedar Lutheran Church, Adams, when Patricia and baby son are able to travel.

Joe was born January 10, 1955 at Ames, Iowa, and at the age of two months came with his parents to Adams. They lived on a farm, later moving into the village. Joe was a member of the 1973 graduating class of Adams High School and a member of Little Cedar Lutheran Church. He will be remembered as a soloist, for his mature and powerful renditions of both religious and patriotic songs. On June 1, 1977, Joe Allyn Lange and Patricia Mae Hoffbeck of Redwood Falls, Minnesota, were united in marriage at Philadelphia, Pa. At the time of his death, Joe was stationed in Philadelphia as a Navy corpsman.

Survivors include his wife, Patricia; a son, Bryce Christopher; two brothers, Ted Lange, Park Rapids, Mn., Dano Lange, Austin, Mn.; a sister, Mrs. Marvin (Janet) Jech, Red Wing, Mn., and grandmother, Christina Lange, Ames, Iowa.

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs BIRLS Death File:
Branch 1: NAVY
Enlistment Date 1: 24 Aug 1974
Release Date 1: 25 Feb 1978

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  • Maintained by: Janet Stephenson
  • Originally Created by: K McAlister P
  • Added: 2 Jan 2007
  • Find A Grave Memorial 17262469
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Joe Allyn Lange (10 Jan 1955–25 Feb 1978), Find A Grave Memorial no. 17262469, citing Little Cedar Cemetery, Adams, Mower County, Minnesota, USA ; Maintained by Janet Stephenson (contributor 46853083) .