Doyle Robert Lang, 62, of Bismarck, was hit by a car and passed away at CHI St. Alexis with family by his side on January 13, 2021.
A memorial service will be held at 12:00 PM on Thursday, January 21, 2021 at Weigel Funeral Home, Mandan with Deacon Randy Frohlich as officiant. Inurnment will take place at a later date. Visitation will be held at Weigel Funeral Home one hour prior to the service on Thursday.
Doyle was born to Robert and Deloris (Barnhardt) Lang in Minot, ND. Doyle graduated from Minot High School in 1977. While in high school, he worked part time for Pepsi Bottling Company, where he became addicted to MT Dew. Three days after he graduated, he began working at Sweetheart Bakery where he worked for 23 years until they closed. Shortly after that, he moved to Bismarck-Mandan and worked at various bakeries and restaurants and also at the Bingo Palace in Bismarck. He was still working at the Amvet’s gaming dept. upon passing. He retired from Little Cottage Café in December 2020. Doyle also volunteered to ring the bell for the Salvation Army during Christmas for many years.
Doyle was a shy and quiet person around people. He loved sports. At a young age, he was the bat boy for the Minot Air Force Base baseball team for five years. He coached Little League for a few years and he also managed and played on a softball team. He was on a bowling league and dart team. He was an avid Minnesota Vikings and Twins fan and he liked his beer. The highlight of his life is when he took a trip with his mother to the Philippines to visit his sister Robin, who was stationed there in the Navy. He was shocked by the culture and felt he was a rich man compared to the people of the Philippines. Doyle also collected ballcaps and he was a member of the Sons of Amvets.
Doyle will be deeply missed by his mother, Deloris Lang (special friend, Dave), Mandan; sister, Robin Adams, Mandan; stepmother, Patty Lang, Minot; stepsister, Stacy Butler, Granville; stepbrother, Monte (Ani) Butler, Bismarck; several aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends.
Doyle was preceded in death by his father, Robert Lang; brother, Terry Lang; brother-in-law, Walter Adams; nephew, Christopher Adams; and godchild, Hayley Wagner.