- December 20, 1920 - May 1, 2012
- Saint Joseph, Michigan
of LaVerne's Passing
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“Elmer and family...we were so sorry to hear of LaVerne's death. The picture you posted is just as we remember her....that big smile! She is surely...Read More »
1 of 6 | Posted by: Bill and Sandy Bonfoey - Baldwin, MI
You, LaVerne and Gail have become so much more than mere neighbors. I am so very sad for your loss.
I laugh as I recall Gracie...Read More »
2 of 6 | Posted by: randy bonfoey - st. joseph, MI
“To Elmer, Karen, and Gail: My deepest sympathy to you on the loss of your wife and mother.
Sincerely, Dr. E.H. Ward
3 of 6 | Posted by: Dr. E. H. Ward - St. Joseph, MI
“Her wonderful smile & voice are in Heaven singing
4 of 6 | Posted by: Duane & Sandy Brassow - Wimberley, TX
“Condolences to the Lange family for their loss. LaVerne will be missed on Nash Drive.
5 of 6 | Posted by: Gail Kenworthy - St. Joseph, MI
So sorry to hear of LaVerne's passing. She was always such a delight to be around because of her openness and cheerful personality. ...Read More »
6 of 6 | Posted by: Shari Del Mariani - Stevensville, MI
LaVerne Lange, 91, of St. Joseph, passed away Monday, May 1, 2012 at Lakeland Regional Medical Center, St. Joseph.
A Celebration of Life Eternal will be held 1:00 P.M. Thursday at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, 2673 W. John Beers, Rd., Stevensville. Friends may call beginning at 12:00 P.M. Thursday at the church. Memorials may be made to St. Paul's Lutheran Church. Those wishing to sign LaVerne's Memory Book online may do so at www.starks-menchinger.com.
LaVerne was born December 30, 1920 in Chicago, Illinois to Charles & Augusta (Gaedke) Marchinke. On January 31, 1948, she married Elmer H. Lange in Chicago. They moved to Southwest Michigan in 1961. LaVerne was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church where she formerly sang in the choir. She enjoyed fishing with Elmer, tending to her flower garden, and watching birds.
LaVerne is survived by her husband Elmer; two daughters-Gail Lange of St. Joseph, Karen (Richard) Bourcier of Rhinelander, WI; two grandchildren-Michael (Coralie) Bourcier and Tammy (David) Steger; three great-grandchildren-Mackenzie Bourcier, Jack & Minnie Steger; and numerous nieces & nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents and nine brothers & sisters.