MARCO, FLA. |
Christine Mueller Holle
Sept. 24, 1944 — Oct. 17, 2015
Christine (“Chris”) Mueller Holle (nee Lange), 71, died peacefully on Oct. 17, 2015, with her devoted husband of 50 years, Lee T. Holle, by her side.
Born on Sept. 24, 1944, to Albert Charles (“Chuck”) and Nancy Lange, Chris grew up with her three brothers on Golden Lake in Oconomowoc. Lee and Chris married on Sept. 11, 1965, and welcomed son Jeffrey in 1969 and daughter Lynn in 1973.
Chris devoted her adult life to raising her children and making a comfortable, loving home beginning in Wisconsin and continuing in Ohio, Michigan, New Jersey, and Illinois. In 1997, Chris and Lee retired to Marco Island, Fla., for most of the year and spent summers in Lake Mills. In September 2013, Lee and Chris made Marco their full-time home. An avid reader and online Scrabble player, Chris loved watching the dolphin, pelicans, and water traffic from her home overlooking the Florida mangroves.
Chris is survived by her husband, Lee T. Holle of Marco Island, Fla.; son Jeffrey L. Holle (Darlyne) of Belgium; daughter Lynn M. Ankney (Jonathan) of Chicago; and four grandchildren: Shannon R. Holle, Ethan P. Ankney, Cameron J. Holle, and Elise M. Ankney. Chris leaves three brothers Albert Charles (“Kip”) Lange III (Barbara), Michael Lange (MaryAnn), and John (the late Mary) Lange, as well as stepmother- in-law Jenny Holle, brother- in-law Roy A. Holle, sister- in-law Sue Holle, and many nieces and nephews.
Services will take place at Pagenkopf Funeral Home, 1165 Summit Ave. in Oconomowoc, on Tuesday, Oct. 27, with visitation from 9-11 a.m., followed by a funeral service at 11:00 a.m.. Interment at Summit Cemetery to immediately follow the service.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to be made to Avow Frances Georgeson Hospice house of Naples, FL 1095 Whippoorwill Ln, Naples, FL 34105 or https://avowcares.org/donate.
Pagenkopf Funeral Home is serving the family. For more information, call 5674457 or visit www.pagenkopf.com.