Joan ‘Clarice’ Lange

May 30, 1927 - May 20, 2011

Joan "Clarice" Lange of Oconomowoc was born into eternal life Friday, May 20, 2011, at the age of 83.

She was the loving mother of Kathy (Ken) Watkins of Maryland, Mike Gonzales of Oconomowoc and Alexandra "Lexy" (Joe) Davis of Lake Mills; proud grandma of Stephanie, Kristi (Rob), Shawna, Lee, Andrea and Chara; and great-grandma of Elijah, Zach, Arionna and Brooke. She is further survived by a brother, Larry (Jennie) Lange; a sister-in-law, Alice Lange; and other relatives and many friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Herbert and Mame Lange, and her brother, Herbert Jr.

Clarice was a very avid gardner for many years. She loved nature and had a special bond with the wildlife. Over the years, she had taken in many animals to care for and nuture back to health. She had become a collector of cats. Clarice also grew up with horses and had the ability to break and train them.

Outside of her animals, Clarice loved riding her bike, playing tennis and swimming. She was a very fit and active lady. She was a member of the ASPCA and PETA, and gave often to the Veterans Memorial.

Visitation will be held from 10:30 a.m. until the 11:30 a.m. funeral service Thursday, May 26, at First Congregational United Church of Christ, 815 S. Concord Road, Oconomowoc.

Schmidt & Bartelt Notbohm-Kreutzmann Funeral and Cremation Services is serving the family. For more information, call 567-4459 or visit online at www.schmidtandbartelt.com.