Sandra (Sandy) Sue (Hanusa) Lange

Died: Thu., May 4, 2017

Funeral Service

11:00 AM Sat., May 13, 2017
Location: Trinity Lutheran Church

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Sandra Sue (Hanusa) Lange, 80, passed away early Thursday morning at home in Choteau. She had been battling a rare cancer that she soundly rejected and fought, and didn’t succumb to until it was impossible to do otherwise. She was a fighter and believed that god would ultimately follow his plan for her. She is with God now and free of her pain. Sandy was born March 3 in Great Falls. She graduated from Choteau High School, attended Colorado Woman’s College in Denver, received her Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Munich in Germany, and her Master’s Degree through the University of Oregon in Eugene, Oregon. Sandy was very active in her community and so many way and always very generous with her time. Very close to her heart was being a part of the Women of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America (WELCA), and she represented the National Board as a delegate for several years. Sandy had so many friends. She was loved by everyone who ever met her and had the privilege of having her in their life. A light had gone out in the world and we will all miss her very much. Sandy was preceeded in death by her mother Marguarite Hanusa, her father Arnold Hanusa, her brother Johnny Hanusa, Daughter Kristyn Lutz and son Scott Lange. She is survived by her husband Dale Lange, son Dane Lange, daughter Heidi Linhart (George), granddaughter Josephine Lutz and grandsons Sam and Andrew. Services will be held on Saturday, May 13th at 11:00 AM at Trinity Lutheran Church in Choteau, MT ( In Lieu of flowers, consider instead a donation in Sandy’s name to Women of the ELCA (WELCA) ( Condolences may be left online at

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Emile Kimmer
   Posted Tue May 09, 2017
Dale, I am so sorry to hear about the death of Sandy. She is at peace now. Keep your memories close as that is all we have. Sending my prayers to help you through this. Emile Kemmet

Patti Austin
   Posted Fri May 12, 2017
It was a joy to know and work with Sandy on the Women of the ELCA Executive Board. Praying for her family and friends.

Patti Austin

patty tangen
   Posted Sat May 13, 2017
she has been such a big part of our church. i loved seeing her there evyery sunday loved her and will miss her very much. love to all the family

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