Lange, Barbara J., Merrill, Michigan

Passed away Thursday, January 29, 2015 at Masonic Pathways in Alma. Age 84 years. She was born February 10, 1930 the daughter of Robert and Julia (Kirik) Fuhrman. On April 24, 1954 she married Norman Lange at the Breckenridge United Methodist Church. After graduating from high school Barbara attended banking school and started working for Farmer State Bank as a teller in Breckenridge. She worked with the bank for 44 years, retiring in 1992 as a compliance officer. She was a member of the Breckenridge United Methodist Church and the Breckenridge American Legion Ladies Auxiliary. She enjoyed reading and collecting, antique glass ware, toothpick holders and pottery. Barbara is survived by her husband, Norman of Merrill, two children, Kristie Bacon of Springfield, IL, Robert (Mary) Lange of Farwell, three grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and a brother, Bill (Jo Ann) Fuhrman of Ionia. She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Fred Fuhrman. Funeral services will be held on Monday, February 2, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. at Lux and Whiting Funeral Chapel, Breckenridge. Interment will follow in Ridgelawn Cemetery, Breckenridge. Visitation will be held on Sunday, February 1, 2015 from 2:00-4:00 p.m. and 6:00-8:00 p.m. and on Monday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of services at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Breckenridge United Methodist Church.