Virginia Lange, 89

Virginia Lee Lange, 89, of Grand Island passed away on Easter Sunday, April 21, 2019, at Tiffany Square Nursing Home in Grand Island.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, April 25, at Livingston-Sondermann Funeral Home Chapel in Grand Island. Burial will be in the Grand Island City Cemetery. A luncheon will follow at Trinity Lutheran Church in Grand Island.

Visitation will be one hour prior to service at the funeral home.

Mrs. Lange was born June 29, 1929, on a farm near Wilsey, Kan. to Revilo and Lydia (Stepper) Harrison. She attended grade school and high school in Morris County, Kansas. She attended college at Brown-Mackie School of Business in Salina, Kan., graduating in 1948. After college, Virginia stayed in Salina and went on to work for the American Red Cross and Sears.

Virginia met the love of her life, Robert A. Lange, and married him on Nov. 11, 1951, in Salina. The couple made their home in Salina until moving to Grand Island in 1970. She then continued her career for Sears in Grand Island for many years.

She was a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church and looked forward to the sermon every Sunday. Virginia also enjoyed reading, working crossword puzzles, doing crafts and spending time with her family.

Virginia spent the last two years of her life at Lebensraum, under the constant care of her beloved “sister” Alice Bartlett.

Survivors of the immediate family include her daughter, Nila and her husband, the Rev. Lynn Hall of Woodbridge, Va; twin sons, James and wife Darlene Lange of St. Petersburg, Fla., and John and his fiancé, Heather Boudreaux, of Houston, Texas; eight grandchildren and 22 great grandchildren.

Other survivors include a sister, Lois Claar of Seattle, Wash; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Don and Carol Harrison and Gene and Brenda Harrison, all of Salina, Kan.; and three sisters-in-law, Alice Bartlett of Grand Island, Rhoda Grauer of Cherokee, Iowa, and Margaret Kling of Los Angeles, Calif.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Robert Lange; two sisters-in-law, Jane Harrison, Merna Wood; and seven brothers-in-law, Don Claar, Arthur Bartlett, Clarence A. Lange, Fred Kling, Vernon Grauer, Marvin Mercer and Everett Wood.

In lieu of flowers memorials are suggested to Trinity Lutheran Church or Heartland Lutheran Foundation. Online condolences may be directed to Livingston-Sondermann Funeral Home is entrusted with arrangements.

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