James “Jimmy” Lange was born on Dec. 1, 1939 in Burton to Alfred and Evelyn Wendland Lange and passed away on Tuesday, Sept. 15 at St. David’s Rehab in Austin at age 80. He was a Weimar resident.
He attended school and graduated from Round Top-Carmine High School in 1958. After graduation, he joined the Army National Guard for one year of active duty. He worked for Pohl Mechanic Garage in Carmine until July 1969. In July 1969, he married his dear friend Leona Ulrich at St. Michael Catholic Church in Weimar. In September 1972, their daughter Brenda was born who was their pride and joy. After July 1969 Jimmy moved to Weimar and began to work at Brasher Motor Company as a mechanic and later in the new car department checking out new cars. He worked there until his eyes and health failed and he had to retire early in 2002.
Jimmy enjoyed going deer hunting with his buddies and going fishing with his family on vacation trips. He was a member of St. Michael Catholic Church in Weimar, Sons of Hermann Lodge and just became a member of the American Legion. He was also a member of the Weimar Volunteer Fire Department.
Jimmy was preceded in death by his parents, Alfred and Evelyn Lange; in-laws, Fred H. and Ottilia Ulrich; brother-in-law and wife, Robert and Vivian Ulrich; and great-niece, Mylee Dippel.
He is survived by his wife, Leona Lange of Weimar; daughter, Brenda Gindler and husband Henry of Weimar; grandsons, Chase Gindler and Grant Gindler, both of Weimar; brother-in-law, Joe Ulrich and wife Joan of Weimar; niece, Debbie Wise and husband Kevin of Richmond; niece, Myra Dippel and husband Myron of La Grange; nephew, Mark Ulrich and wife Veronica of Universal City; and many more relatives and friends who he loved dearly. He will be deeply missed by all.
Visitation was held on Friday, Sept. 18 at Hubbard Funeral Home. Funeral Mass was held on Saturday, Sept. 19 at St. Michael Catholic Church in Weimar, with Fr. Wayne Flagg officiating. Altar servers were Jonathan Shupak and Hunter Shupak. Veronica Ulrich was lector and Debbie Wise read the poem, “As I Sat in Heaven.” Interment followed in the St. Michael Cemetery. Pallbearers were Chase Gindler, Grant Gindler, Kevin Wise, Myron Dippel, Mark Ulrich and Larry Wick. Honorary pallbearers were Bobby Wick, Zachary Wise, Darrell Kubesch, Tommy Holub, William Stokes, Santo Nieto and Leo Nieto.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Michael Catholic Church in Weimar, St. Michael School in Weimar, Weimar Volunteer Fire Department or a charity of one’s choice.