47° F
Mostly Cloudy
Mostly Cloudy

Lilly Lange

Published On: Sep 23 2013 09:01:26 PM CDT
Lilly Lange

Lilly Lange

Lilly Lange age 98, died on Sunday, September 22, 2013 at the Columbus Community Hospital.

She was born on January 7, 1915 in the town of Fountain Prairie to Martin and Ella (Munzel) Vick. Lilly was married to Herbert F. Lange on August 26, 1937 in Elkader, IA.

From the age of 14 until her husband’s death in 1979, Lilly was the caregiver in her family for other family members. She was a lifelong resident of Columbus and an active member of Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church in Columbus where she enjoyed serving at funeral luncheons and other events.

Lilly made many visits to Bethesda in Watertown where she volunteered her time. She found delight in tending to her flower garden and just doing acts of kindness for others.

Survivors include her three daughters, Genevieve (Bernard) Setz of Columbus, Nora (Charles) Thiede of Madison, Bonnie (Jerry) Sobieski of Reno, NV; six grandchildren, Wendy Mueller of Columbus, James (Helen) Setz of Waterloo, Neal (Leann) Setz of Columbus, Brian Thiede and Lynn Thiede both of Sun Prairie, Joseph (Julie) Sobieski of Fayetteville NC; six great grandchildren, Samantha, Oscar, Oliver Setz, Jake, Robin, Austin Thiede; a step-granddaughter, Val (James) Humphry of Philadelphia; two step-great grandchildren, Madison and Mason; other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents; one grandson, Warren Setz; three brothers; one sister-in-law.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Friday, September 27, 2013 at ZION EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN CHURCH, Columbus. Rev. Daniel Sims will officiate. Interment will be in Hillside Cemetery, Columbus. Visitation will be from 10:00 A.M. until 11:00 A.M. on Friday at the church. Memorials may be directed to Zion Lutheran Church or the charity of one’s choice.

  • PHOTOS: Viewers drop off sensitive documents for Shredfest

    The WISC-TV studio parking lot was busy with hundreds of viewers bringing their sensitive documents to be destroyed as part of Shredfest with the Better Business Bureau Saturday morning.

    A combined 1,295 cars dropped off bags of papers at WISC-TV on Raymond Road and SVA Certified Public Accountants firm on John Q. Hammons Drive.

    News 3 and Better Business Bureau team members unloaded bags of documents from viewers' cars and Pellitteri Waste Systems' Data Destruction team put the papers into the shredding trucks.

  • Earthquake in Nepal 12

    Omar Havana/Getty Images

    Earthquake kills hundreds in Nepal

    A 7.8 magnitude earthquake centered less than 50 miles from Kathmandu rocked Nepal with devastating force early Saturday, killing at least 1,400 people -- and probably more -- in Nepal's capital city, authorities said. 

  • Bruce Jenner

    Ethan Miller/Getty Images for Michael Jordan Celebrity Invitational

    Most memorable celebrity interviews

    Bruce Jenner will talk with Diane Sawyer in a highly anticipated interview on Friday night. Look back at some of the other memorable celebrity interviews from over the years.