Jean (nee LaBranche) Lange

GRAFTON, Wis. – Jean (nee LaBranche) Lange, 76, of Grafton, Wis., passed away peacefully on Thursday, May 9, 2013, at Horizon Inpatient Hospice in Mequon, Wis. Jean was born in Escanaba on Feb. 6, 1936, to the late Alfred and Marian (nee Finley) LaBranche, and married Roger Lange on Dec. 26, 1959, in Escanaba.

Jean was the music director at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Saukville for the past eight years. She also was the music director at Christ Church and St. James Catholic Church both in Mequon, along with many other churches throughout the U.S.

She was a member of the choir at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Grafton, she sang for the Milwaukee Symphony for 22 years and also she was a Docent for the Milwaukee Symphony. She was a music teacher for many years in the Cudahy School District. She was a member at West Bend CC, Water Wonders at Elite River Glen, Ozaukee Co. Women Golf League, and a volunteer for COPE.

Jean is survived by her husband, Roger of Grafton; children, David (Christine) of Thiensville, Lisa Lange (Joe Garstecki) of Mequon, and Daniel (Clare) of Brookfield; grandchildren, Christopher and Jennifer Lange of Milwaukee, Sarah and Ben Garstecki of Mequon, Nick Garstecki of Milwaukee, Heather Garstecki of Cedarburg, Tommy, Michael, Conor, and Brendan Lange of Brookfield; great-granddaughter, Hailee of Cedarburg; sister, Rosemary Simonis of Neenah; and brother, John (Phyllis) LaBranche of Escanaba. She is further survived by other relatives and friends.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Tuesday, May 14, 2013, 6 p.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 1619 Washington St. Grafton, Wis. Visitation will be held at the church on Tuesday from 4-5:45 p.m.

Burial will take place at St. Joseph Cemetery in Grafton.

Memorials to the Arthritis Foundation appreciated. For online condolences go to Mueller Funeral Home & Crematory Grafton assisted the family with arrangements.