Gloria M. Lange of Elgin Gloria M. Lange, 85, passed away Tuesday, April 17, 2012, in her home. She was born April 7, 1927, in Elgin, the daughter of William J. and Vera Fellows Bratthauer. Gloria had been a resident of the Elgin area all of her life. She was a member of Zion Lutheran Church, Elgin. She was a member of the Women's Auxiliary of VFW Post 1307, Elgin, and was an avid Bingo player. Surviving are her two children, Ronald (Kathie) Lange of Streamwood and Debbie (John) Miller of Elgin; five grandchildren, Joshua (Kristin), Melissa (Richie) and Kristy (Mike) Luebke, Jennifyr (Ed) Pfeifer and Doug (Laura) Lukowski; 11 great-grandchildren; three sisters-in-law, Sandy, Joan and Marlene Bratthauer; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her father, William J.; her mother, Vera Bratthauer Jakes; her stepfather, Michael Jakes; her husband, Robert F. Lange in 1983; a daughter, Gloria Jean McLaughlin in 1987; a sister, Jackie; and five brothers, Robert, Ronald "Stub," Donald and Leonard Bratthauer and William Fellows. Funeral services will be held on Friday, April 20 at 10 a.m. at Laird Funeral Home, Elgin. Burial will be in Lakewood Memorial Park, Elgin. Visitation will be held on Thursday from 3 until 9 p.m. in the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to VFW Post 1307, Elgin, or Zion Lutheran Church, Elgin. For information, 847-741-8800 or www.lairdfamilyfuneralservices.com.
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Published in Chicago Suburban Daily Herald on April 19, 2012