Madison - Robert "Bob" A. Lange, age 92, passed away peacefully on Thursday, March 7, 2019 at Sebring Assisted Living. He was born on December 4, 1926 to Herbal and Elsie (Carnahan) Lange in Beloit. Bob served in the U.S. Navy during WWII. He was a graduate of the University of Wisconsin - Madison, which is where he met his future wife. Bob was united in marriage to Jo Ann Bieberstein in Madison on June 9, 1951. His career with J. C. Penney's took him to many cities throughout the Midwest. Bob was a member of Bethany United Methodist Church. He was a kind, loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother and uncle to his family.
Bob is survived by his children, Dan (Susie) Lange of St. Charles, MO, Gary (Susan) Lange of Cedarburg and Sherry (Dave) Ulrey of Marquette, MI; his grandchildren, Karin Lange, Stephen (Kelsey) Lange, Erin Ulrey and Alyssa Ulrey; and one great-grandchild, Bexley Lange. He was preceded in death by his wife; his daughter, Patricia; and his brother, Ron.
A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, March 16, 2019 at BETHANY UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, 3910 Mineral Point Road, Madison with visitation from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service. In lieu of flowers, memorials in Bob's name can be made to Agrace HospiceCare, 5395 E. Cheryl Parkway, Madison, WI 53711; or Bethany United Methodist Church, 3910 Mineral Point Road, Madison, WI 53705.
Cress Funeral & Cremation Service
3610 Speedway Road, Madison
"We in the Volunteer Services office at UW Health have missed Bob and Jo since they have left. They were the sweetest people with lots of great stories about their "surprise travels". We gave them a picture of the UW as a gift one year which sparked a conversation about how they met at UW!!! We loved getting to know them both! Now they are together again. You are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time and hope your memories help to ease the pain. Sincerely, Michael Rosenblum, Linda Spaith and Tina Nelson
UW Health Volunteer Services"
"I was sorry to learn that Bob passed away. I knew Bob from Coventry a few years ago. He came to my mother?s birthday party and we spent time talking with him then and on other occasions. My mother commented that he came to many of the activities they offered. He was such a sweet man. He was also known as the candy man for the delicious candy he sold. My deepest sympathy to his family at this time of loss."
"The volunteers, flight team and board of Badger Honor Flight mourn the loss of their hero, Robert Lange. We are thankful for his military service and proud to have served him on his trip to Washington, D.C. on October 13, 2012."
"I was Robert?s Mailman for many years when he lived on Mohican Pass with his wife Jo Ann, I also would run into him at UW Hospital. I?d like to send my deepest condolences to his family...Darryl McCants"
"Our thoughts are with each of you. Know that you have many who will help you through these days. Let them know what you need and want. Take care of yourselves. Much love. "