August 1, 1931 – February 8, 2019
Darrell W. Lang ’64 was born Aug. 1, 1931, and died Feb. 8, 2019, at his home in Huntington Beach, California, after a long battle with Alzheimer’s disease.
In his early years, Dr. Lang worked on the family farm in Cleveland, North Dakota. He later worked as an elementary school teacher and truck driver before attending Union College in Lincoln, Nebraska, for his undergraduate degree. He then joined the U.S. Army and spent time working as a medic in Germany during the Korean War.
He later earned his medical degree and enjoyed 35 years of practicing medicine, 30 of the years as a urologist with the Glen-White Urological Group at Glendale Adventist Medical Center, White Memorial Hospital, and Verdugo Hills Hospital. During his career, he spent several years working as the chief of staff at Glendale Adventist Medical Center.
Dr. Lang also spent time in the early years of his career volunteering on the ship HOPE, providing free medical services for the needy in South America. He enjoyed making rounds at the hospital to visit his patients as they recovered from the surgeries he had performed. He found a great deal of fulfillment in his work.
In 1959, Dr. Lang married Catherine Brown, and they had three children. After their divorce in 1973, he later met Veloris Brown Hallberg, whom he married in 1982. He had a passion for snow skiing, golfing, horseback riding, and traveling.
Dr. Lang is survived by his wife of 36 years, Veloris; his children, Steve, Greg, and Cari Offenhauser; his stepdaughters, Kristen Leatherberry and Karin Jenkins; his grandchildren and step-grandchildren; and his siblings, Marilyn McArthur, Bonnie Daniel, and Roger. He was preceded in death by two of his siblings, Fran Gifford and Ronald Lang.