Jean Lange, 76

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held today, May 14, 2013, at 6 p.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 1619 Washington St., Grafton, for Jean (nee LaBranche) Lange of Grafton, who passed away peacefully on Thursday, May 9, at Horizon Inpatient Hospice in Mequon at the age of 76. Visitation will be held at the church on Tuesday from 4 p.m. to 5:45 p.m. Burial will take place at St. Joseph Cemetery in Grafton.

Jean was born in Escanaba, Mich., on Feb. 6, 1937, to Alfred and Marian (nee Finley) LaBranche, who both preceded her in death. She married Roger Lange on Dec. 26, 1959, in Escanaba.

Jean was the music director at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Saukville for the past eight years. She also was the music director at Christ Church and St. James Catholic Church both in Mequon, along with many other churches throughout the United States. She was a member of the choir at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Grafton, she sang for the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra for 22 years and also she was a docent for the Milwaukee Symphony. She was a music teacher for many years in the Cudahy School District. She was a member at West Bend Country Club, Water Wonders at Elite River Glen, Ozaukee County Women Golf League, and a volunteer for COPE. Jean is survived by her husband, Roger, of Grafton; children, David (Christine) of Thiensville, Lisa Lange (Joe Garstecki) of Mequon and Daniel (Clare) of Brookfield; grandchildren, Christopher and Jennifer Lange of Milwaukee, Sarah and Ben Garstecki of Mequon, Nick Garstecki of Milwaukee, Heather Garstecki of Cedarburg, Tommy, Michael, Conor and Brendan Lange of Brookfield; great-granddaughter, Hailee of Cedarburg; sister, Rosemary Simonis of Neenah; and brother, John (Phyllis) LaBranche of Escanaba. She is further survived by other relatives and friends.

Memorials to the Arthritis Foundation are appreciated.

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Mueller Funeral Home & Crematory in Grafton assisted the family with arrangements.