John "Jack" W. Lange, Jr., 67

John "Jack" W. Lange, Jr., 67, of Fort Wayne and formerly of Wabash, passed away on Wednesday, April 29, 2020. He was born Sept. 27, 1952 in Akron, Ohio to John "Jack" W. Sr. and Joanne "Jo" (Duvall) Lange.

Jack was a 1970 graduate of Rex Mundi Catholic High School in Evansville. He enjoyed all sports and loved watching his beloved Cleveland Indians, Cleveland Browns and the Notre Dame Fighting Irish, his father’s Alma Mater. Jack used his love for sports to mentor many kids around the Fort Wayne area and made an everlasting impact.

He liked to spend his leisure time reflecting on Scripture to gain a deeper understanding of God’s Word. Jack used every opportunity he could to minister to those around him, the miracles of Jesus Christ. His own testimony of God’s grace earned him his nickname, “Miracle Man”.  

He is survived by, daughter, Brittany Lange of Saint Louis, Mo.; son, John Kyle Lange of Dallas, Texas; his parents Jack and Jo Lange of Wabash; his sister, Jayne (Larry) Schnepp of Westfield; fiancé, Evonne Amaya; son Philip (Nicole) Edmonds; daughter, Paige Edmonds; grandson Bosten Edmonds all of Fort Wayne, and a host of other loving family members, including his devoted dog Shelbie Jo. Jack was preceded in death by his brother, James A. Lange.

Funeral services were May 6, 2020 at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, Wabash, with Father Levi Nkwocha officiating. Eulogy by his sister Jayne Schnepp, and his son John Kyle Lange.  Family plans to hold a celebration of life for Jack at a later date for additional friends and family.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a contribution in memory of Jack to Cleveland Clinic Heart and Vascular Research fund. Gifts can be made online or sent to: Cleveland Clinic Foundation, P.O. Box 931517, Cleveland, OH 44193-1655. The memorial guest book for Jack may be signed at

Posted on 2020 May 07