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-Lorene Lange-

Lorene Lange was reunited with her loving husband, Richard, in Heaven on Sunday, May 25, 2008.  He has been patiently waiting for her since May 6, 1996.

Visitation for Lorene will be held on Tuesday, May 27, 2008, from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the Geo. M. Wittich-Lewis Home for Funeral and Cremation Services.  Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, May 28, 2008, at 10:30 A.M. at the Geo. M. Wittich-Lewis Home for Funeral and Cremation Services.  Officiating will be Don Cook and Richard Paris.  Karen Miller will be the organist.  Casketbearers will be Michael Lange, Dennis Bean, Timothy Bean, Kerwin Paris, Carmon Paris and Les Bianchi.  Honorary casketbearers will be Lorene’s nephews.  Burial will be in Grandview Cemetery.  Following the interment, a time of food and fellowship will be held at the First Baptist  Church.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to Iowa City Hospice or the American Cancer Society in memory of Lorene

Lorene (Paris) Lange, 83, of Muscatine was born on October 30, 1924, in Vine Grove, Kentucky, to Theodore and Anna (Hackett) Paris.  On February 16, 1944, Richard F. “Dick” Lange and Lorene were united in marriage in Manhattan, Kansas.  While Dick was serving in WWII with the United States Army, Lorene joined her in-laws (Fred & Mabel Lange) in Muscatine.  Lorene was a member of the First Baptist Church.

Dick and Lorene owned and operated Lange’s Safety Service from 1953 to 1985.  As everyone knows, if you saw one, the other was close by!

Lorene will be deeply missed by a daughter Kathryn Bean and her husband, Larry of Ainsworth, Iowa; two sons Keith Lange and his wife, Anita, and Kevin Lange and his wife, Diana, both of Muscatine; a daughter-in-law Tammy Lange of Fruitland, Iowa; grandchildren Michael (Hansi) Lange of Wilton, Iowa, Marci Phillips of Grandview, Iowa, Brenda Bean, Dennis (Kristi) Bean and Timothy Bean all of Ainsworth, Iowa, Jeanne Lange (fiancée Jeff Harmon) of Fruitland, Iowa, and Betsy (Tony) Milder of Columbus Junction, Iowa; great-grandchildren Colton, Carson, Abby, Katie, Emily, Mallory, Levi, Dominic, Kali, Adam and Owen; three sisters Esta Cashmer of Cornell, Illinois, Thelma Humston of Guntersville, Alabama, and Marjorie Smithers of Leitchfield, Kentucky, and many nieces and nephews.

 She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Dick, one son Kenneth “Butch” Lange, one grandson Steven Duane Bean, three brothers Raymon, Elbert and Floyd Paris, and one sister Avy Fulkerson.

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