Florence R. Lange, 84

Florence R. Lange (nee Scharmer), 84, of West Bend, passed away Saturday, Nov. 28, 2009, at The Kathy Hospice in West Bend.

She was born on June 30, 1925, in Milwaukee to the late George and Elizabeth (nee Asen) Scharmer, and was united in marriage to Horst "Dusty" Lange on Feb. 20, 1948, in Milwaukee. After their marriage they made their home in West Bend.

Florence was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in West Bend. She enjoyed gambling, bingo and especially spending time with her family.

She is survived by her husband, Horst; three children, Russell (Jean) Lange of West Bend, Mary (Mark) Kirchner of Batavia and Kim (Dan) Dewey of West Bend; 10 grandchildren, Chad (Dawn) Hron, Brad (Velvet) Lange, Shelly (Dean) Urmanski, Tricia (Art) Buechler, Krista (Jason) Staral, Ashley Kirchner, Zachary Kirchner, Mikayla Kirchner, Tim Dewey and Ava Dewey; 11 great-grandchildren, Cordell, Brianna, Landon, Delaney, Hunter, Hailey, Calla, Brooke, Addison, Max and Jack; a brother, Norman (Elizabeth) Scharmer of Plymouth; a son-in-law, Larry Nehrbass of West Bend; a niece, Lolly (Gary) Geiger of Plymouth; other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by two children, Patricia Lemke and Deborah Nehrbass; a brother, George and his wife, Martha Scharmer Jr.; and a sister-in-law, Ann Lange.

Private family services were held with the Rev. David Schoob officiating, and entombment took place in Washington County Memorial Park.

Id like the memory of me to be a happy one. Id like to leave an after glow of smiles when life is done. Id like to leave an echo whispering softly down the ways, Of happy times and laughing times and bright and sunny days. Id like the tears of those who grieve, to dry before the sun Of happy memories that I leave when life is done.

The family wishes to extend a special thank you to Dr. Vukelich, Dr. Cornelius, and the staff of The Kathy Hospice for the loving care Florence received during her illness.

Myrhum-Patten Funeral & Cremation Service assisted the family.Online guest book and condolences may be found at www.myrhum-patten.com.