In Remembrance: Karl D. Lange ’75 Died on April 23 2020

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Karl Dommerich Lange, 67, died on April 23, 2020, in Stockbridge, Massachusetts.

Devoted brother of Gusty (Jean C.) Lange and Mary Louise Lange, he was the son of Jean Dommerich Lange of Greenwich, Connecticut, and Colonel Herman Walter Wright Lange (Yale ’37) of Fort Belvoir, Maryland. Karl was a resident of Southport, Connecticut, and for the last 15 years of Stockbridge. He graduated from Greenwich Country Day School, Phillips Exeter Academy, and Yale University, and received a law degree from University of Virginia. Karl's brief marriage ended in divorce.

In Stockbridge, Karl was active in the Berkshire community hiking groups and the Stockbridge Library Book Club. He had other affiliations that were connected to the environment and land preservation. In Southport, he loved to sail and belonged to the Pequot Yacht Club, and he volunteered for youths in need to build boats.

At Yale, Karl was captain of the lightweight crew, which he revered.

Survivors include sisters Gusty and Mary Lou Lange, brother-in-law Steve Ettlinger, nephew Dylan Alexander Lange Ettlinger, and niece Chelsea Starr Elizabeth Lange Ettlinger. He also leaves cousins, their families, and friends from his alma maters and Stockbridge and Connecticut. Karl will be missed greatly and will remain always in our hearts.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Berkshire Natural Resources Council ( or Yale University ( - select teams/crew/lightweight crew/comment). Please contact Gusty and Mary Lou if you would like other contact info at

—Submitted by the family.

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