Brent was born in Baraboo, WI to Kathleen (Ennis) and Donald (Ted) Lange on February 28, 1960. He married his true and only love, Elizabeth on October 21,1978. Their love affair of 43 years reflected such a deep love and commitment to each other and to their Lord and it blessed all who knew them. Their relationship emanated such joy and always was a blessing to their three children and nine grandchildren in so many ways. Brent retired from his career with Columbia County on January 1st of this year. Brent’s life of self-sacrifice and humility endeared him to everyone he encountered. He lived his life to serve, and tirelessly invested in the lives of others. His generous spirit and pleasant personality caused him to be loved by many. He was a friend to all who met him.
The simplest pleasures in life brought great joy to Brent. Above all, he loved being home, caring for his family in the sweet comfort and company of his loving wife. He was active in his churches and served in many capacities including trustee board, elder board, ushering, and teaching adult and children’s Bible classes. Brent enjoyed travel, carpentry, hiking, kayaking, gardening, reading, machine and car repair, wood cutting and deer hunting.
Brent’s beautiful life will forever be cherished in the lives of his children, children-in-law, and grandchildren. He taught them to build their lives upon the Rock of Jesus Christ. Psalm 127:1 “Unless the Lord builds the house, they labor in vain who build it.” daughter, Genelle (Joel) Andersen of Deerfield, IL, daughter, Dana (Chris) Davis of Cottage Grove, WI, and son, Matthew (Erica) Lange of Baraboo, WI; nine grandchildren: Luke, Sophia & Stella Andersen, Charlotte, Benji, Samuel, & Theo Davis, and Jackson & Maisy Lange. Brent dedicated his life to loving, serving and teaching his children and grandchildren daily. He was never too busy to serve and care for them with the utmost patience, humility and joy.
Brent is also survived by his sister, Debbie (James) Rick, nephew Gabe (Sue) Hall, Randy (Donna) Lange, niece, Sonja Lange, brother, Matt Lange, and brother, Brian (Jean) Lange. Brent is also survived by loving aunts, uncles and dear cousins.
Brent’s memorial service will be held on Tuesday, September 14, 2021 at Grace Presbyterian Church in Pardeeville, WI.
Visitation: 9:30 am – 11:00 am
Service: 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Lunch to follow