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At the age of 75, was called by God to his eternal home in heaven on July 29th, 2022. William,

the wonderful Son of Harold and Dorothy Lang (Kogelmann) entered the world August 17th,

  1. William lived his life as a strong and faithful Christian. He was a loving and devoted

husband to Judith Ann Lang for 45 years. He was an exemplary Father to four children, Scott

(Alexandra) Lang, Kimberle (Tom) Lefebvre, Anthony (Davlin) Lang and Jeffrey (Abbey) Lang.

He was a patient, humble, and instructional Grandfather to his 9 grandchildren Nathan, Cooper,

Brody, Emery, Joseph, Bella, Georgia, William, and Reggie. He was the cherished brother of

Joanne (Late), Robert (Late), Judith, Penny, James, and Eugene. William Spent 30 years as an

Inspector for Briggs and Stratton.


A celebration of William Lang’s life will be held Thursday August 11th, 2022. Visitation will be

held from 3 p.m. until 5 p.m. at St. Johns Evangelical Lutheran Church located at 6802 W.

Forest Home Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53220. Services will start at 5 p.m. with dinner and

fellowship to follow.


William loved his faith, family, and fishing. He found a way to always intertwine all three. His

passion for Christ was visible by his daily interactions with all those he touched. He lived a

Christian life that would show others what it would be to witness your faith and be a fisher of

men. Second only to his faith, William’s family was his passion. He loved to spend time at his

family cabin in Eagle River, entertaining his wife, four kids, and nine grandkids. While at the

cabin he made sure to teach the skill of fishing to all who stayed. Ironically, while most thought

they were venturing out to catch the big fish, William would use that time to enforce and

nurture the other two pillars of his life, faith and family.


William spent his whole adult life engaged with the Muskellunge Club of Wisconsin. Last year

the Club and his family honored his commitment to faith, family, and fishing by creating the Bill

Lang’s Kids Camp. The event is a one day fishing outing to teach kids the in’s and out’s of

fishing and to take them out on the water. In lieu of gifts or flowers the family is asking that a

donation be sent to The Bill Lang Kids Camp fund to ensure the event continues and that new

anglers will be nurtured for generations to come.

Any donations can be made directly to the family and will be donated in William’s name on his behalf. Electronic donations can be made via the following Go fund me link: utm_source=customer&utm_medium=copy_link&utm_campaign=p_cf+share-flow-1


  1. Barbara Lentz August 3, 2022 at 3:55 pm - Reply

    My deepest sympathy Judy. Bill looked so good when we stopped over last time. I am sad to hear of his passing. Blessings to you and your entire family.

  2. Joe Rambert August 3, 2022 at 5:53 pm - Reply

    My prayers and condolences to the entire family on the loss of your patriarch. My God’ grant you comfort and peace during your bereavement.

  3. Bob and Elaine Rosner August 3, 2022 at 7:13 pm - Reply

    So sorry to hear about Bob

  4. John Wiener August 3, 2022 at 7:32 pm - Reply

    R. I. P. Bill! God bless Bill and Judy and the entire family! 🙏

  5. Diane L Menghe August 3, 2022 at 10:39 pm - Reply

    Bill demonstrated the love of Jesus our savior in his journey in this life and counted on God to carry him through all of his struggles. He always thought of others before himself.. May the love of God surround you in this time of loss.

  6. Steve and Joyce schmidt August 4, 2022 at 7:29 am - Reply

    It was a pleasure knowing Bill and seeing his dedication to his children. Bill was a man of faith and faced his terminal illness knowing that this life was just a phase that he knows participates in Resurrection Life. Our thoughts and prayers are with Bill’s extended families.

  7. Chuck August 4, 2022 at 7:16 pm - Reply

    My oldest and bestest friend.

    Fishing muskies out of the rowboat, reading comic books, and listening to the Indy 500 on Memorial Day weekend with Harry and Glenn.

    Crawfishing in Kletzsch Park, football in Dickie Bruno’s backyard, baseball at Auer Avenue playground, pheasant hunting at “the farm”,
    Christmas Eve at Harry and Dort’s house and then walking thru the snow at Aunt Lorraine’s house.

    So many adventures before and beyond.

    And a love and relationship unlike any other. Peace my brother, you have earned it, Until we meet again.

  8. Pauline Jaeger August 5, 2022 at 3:22 pm - Reply

    My loving sympathies to you, Judy and to your entire family..

  9. Agnes jaeger August 5, 2022 at 3:36 pm - Reply

    Bill did not hide his wonderful light under a bushel,, He will be dearly missed,

  10. Diane Merz August 5, 2022 at 3:38 pm - Reply

    My love, thoughts and prayers to you and your family. I am so sorry for your loss.
    Love Diane

  11. Agnes Jaeger August 5, 2022 at 3:40 pm - Reply

    Bill did not hide his light under a bushel, He will be dearly missed,

  12. Deborah Zacher August 8, 2022 at 3:20 pm - Reply

    My condolences to this family,Judy and family you are in our prayers!

  13. Erica Mccormick August 12, 2022 at 9:39 am - Reply

    May God co.mfort you and your family during this time. Kim, I always say dads are special. Think about all your memories and let that bring a smile and laughter to you.

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