Christopher Leigh "Taz" Lange, 30, of Troy, Ill., born Dec. 5, 1977, in Belleville, Ill., died Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2008.
Mr. Lange was a carpenter.
He was preceded in death by a brother, David Michael
Lange; and his grandparents, Russell and Margaret, nee Flynn, Lange, and Reita, nee Shipley Leigh and Oluf Leigh.
Surviving are his mother, Star, nee Leigh, Lange of Marine, Ill.; his father and stepmother, David R. (Sandra) Lange of Springfield, Mo.; his fiance, Melissa Ann Hemann; two daughters, Kayleigh Widdows, and baby Breahna Lange, due in February; a sister, Kimberly S. (Donnie) Peek of Collinsville, Ill.; and two nephews, Bryce and Gage Peek. He was the nephew of Susie Leigh and Bill Gheen of Virden, Ill., and David and Joyce Carlson of Greenfield, Ill.
Memorials may be made to Chris's family Melissa, Kayleigh and Breahna and will be accepted at the funeral home. On line expressions of sympathy may be made at www.laughlinfh.com.
Visitation: Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 23, 2008, at Laughlin-Richeson Funeral Home, Troy, Ill.
Funeral: Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, Nov. 24, 2008, at Laughlin-Richeson Funeral Home, Troy, Ill., with the Rev. Phil Kirshner officiating. Burial will be held at Marine Cemetery, Marine, Ill.
FUNERAL HOME, Troy, Ill.
Published in Belleville News-Democrat from Nov. 21 to Nov. 22, 2008