Lange, Gary W., Freeland, Michigan

Beloved father, brother and friend passed away on Monday, November 17, 2014 at the Cartwright Hospice Residence. Age 68 years. The son of the late William and Eileen (Schulz) Lange, Gary was born on August 6, 1946 in Saginaw, Michigan. Gary worked for Vescio’s Supermarket as a Produce Supervisor overseeing 17 stores. He then had the vision to open his own produce market and owned and operated Gary’s Produce in Saginaw for 20 years. Gary was previously married to Diane (Burns) Lange. Gary was an avid hunter, outdoorsman and gardener. He also enjoyed playing cards and many outdoor sports including football, baseball and men’s softball. Surviving are his daughter, Kristen (Brent) Beecher, Carmel, Indiana; his significant other, Kathy Baird, Freeland; special friend, Diane (Burns) Lange, Saginaw; sister, Patti (Erhard) Menzel; a brother, Ricky (Patricia) Lange, both from Weidman, Michigan; three nephews, two nieces and many friends. Funeral Service will take place on Thursday, November 20, 2014 at 10:30 at The Snow Funeral Home, 3775 N. Center Road (between Shattuck and McCarty). Rev. Fr. Andy Booms will officiate. Honoring Mr. Lange’s wishes cremation will follow. Friends may call at the funeral home where the family will be present on Wednesday from 2:00-8:00 p.m. and on Thursday from 9:30 a.m. until the time of service. Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to the wishes of the family.