Diane Nelson DeLange, In Memoriam

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Diane Nelson DeLange
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Diane Nelson DeLange
July 7, 1944 – September 30, 2011

We give thanks for the life of Diane Nelson DeLange, who passed away on Friday, September 30, surrounded by her family.  Diane is the beloved spouse of the Rev. James DeLange, a founder of Lutheran Lesbian & Gay Ministries (a forerunner of Extraordinary Lutheran Ministries).  Diane’s kindness, hospitality and wit will be so deeply missed.

Diane’s funeral will be on Saturday, October 29 at 3:00 p.m. at St. Francis Lutheran Church, 152 Church Street, San Francisco, CA 94114 with interment of her ashes on the Memorial Terrace at St. Francis.  A reception will follow in the parish hall.  In lieu of flowers, gifts in her memory may be made to the St. Francis Lutheran Church Endowment Fund (c/o of St. Francis Lutheran Church, 152 Church Street, San Francisco, CA 94114).

As Jim wrote in an email sharing the news of Diane’s death, “Rest eternal grant her, O God, and let light perpetual shine upon her.”

This post was edited on 12/7/12 to correct an error.

One Reply to “Diane Nelson DeLange, In Memoriam”

  1. We remember Jim when he worshipped at Community of Christ in Washington DC, many years ago — we know that Diane is now in heaven, and will welcome Jim when he dies. But here there is a Diane-shaped hole in all of our hearts. With much sympathy, Bobbie and John

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