Cyrillus Lange

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FORT LORAMIE — Cyrillus B. Lange, age 91, of Greenback Road, Fort Loramie, passed away of natural causes late Wednesday evening, Feb. 15, 2017, at The Gardens of St. Henry in St. Henry, Ohio.

He was born March 20, 1925, in St. Henry, Ohio, to the late Louis and Anna (Selhorst) Lange. On July 20, 1973, at St. Michael Catholic Church in Fort Loramie, Cyril married Margaret (Wappelhorst) Pleiman Lange, who preceded him in death on Nov. 12, 2016.

Surviving are six children, Barbara and Jeff Pleiman, of Minster, Patricia and Dan Schmiesing, of Anna, Rebecca and John O'Reilly, of Sidney, Anita and James Couchot, of Sidney, Robert Pleiman, of Keyport, New Jersey, and Randy Pleiman, of Fort Loramie; 11 grandchildren, Jack, Noah and Shelby Pleiman, Bradly, Emma, Dylan and Ava Schmiesing, Kelly (Aleks) Sanchez, Stephanie, Brian and Sarah Couchot; three great-grandchildren, Isabella Sanchez, Cameron and Kendall Robinson; five siblings, Rita Schroer, of St. Henry, Leroy Lange, of St. Henry, Frances Gehret, of Fort Loramie, Cletus and Edna Lange, of St. Henry, and Louis and Martha Lange, of Wapakoneta; sisters and brothers-in-law, Marcella Lange, of Celina, Linda Wappelhorst, of Greenville, Jane Wappelhorst, of Virginia, Dean and Mary Jane Steinke, of Botkins, Angie and Marion Phlipot, of Russia, Charlene Meyer, of Newport, and Norma Toller, of Fort Loramie.

He was preceded in death by daughters-in-law, Catherine and Lynn Pleiman; six siblings, Marie and Albert Pottkotter, Elmer Lange, Cleopha and Ralph Strete, Wilhelmina and Sylvester Dues, Sister Agnes Lange and Eugene Lange; brothers and sisters-in-law, P. Joseph Schroer, Ilene Lange and Lawrence Gehret as well as several Wappelhorst and Pleiman in-laws.

Mr. Lange served as U.S. Army corporal during the Korean War. He had been employed at New Idea in Coldwater for 36 years; he often traveled testing experimental farm machinery. Cyril was a member of St. Michael Catholic Church and had been a Life Member of the Fort Loramie American Legion and Coldwater VFW. He was a past member of the St. Henry K of C, Coldwater Eagles and the Celina Moose Lodge. Cyril enjoyed his family and building wind animated yard ornaments.

Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m. Monday, Feb. 20, 2017, at St. Michael Catholic Church in Fort Loramie with the Rev. Steven Shoup presiding. Interment will follow at St. Michael's Cemetery with military honors by the American Legion.

Friends may call Sunday 2 to 7 p.m. and Monday 9 to 10 a.m. at Gehret Funeral Home in Fort Loramie.

Memorials may be made to State of the Heart Hospice Care or the Fort Loramie Rescue Squad.

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Published in Sidney Daily News from Feb. 16 to Feb. 17, 2017
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