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Gretchen J. Lange, 48

Gretchen J. Lange, 48, of Ellsworth, Wis., formerly of Hastings, Minn., was born Nov. 3, 1965, and passed at her home on Dec. 22, 2013.

She graduated from Hastings High School in 1983, and then attended Inver Hills Community College where she graduated with a Degree in Business Management. She managed several businesses, than changed her career to Cardinal Health, where she remained until her life changing auto accident. Gretchen enjoyed her work, travel, reading and spending as much time as possible with family.

Gretchen was preceded in death by her mother, Joann Lange; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Emil Lange, and Mr. and Mrs. Thomas O'Brian.

She is survived by her father, Thomas (Vicky) Lange, Sr.; brother, Thomas (Lisa) Lange, Jr.; nephew, Derrick Lange; partner, Debora Lee; and their children, Kristi (John) Graf, William Lee, Mandy (Tim) Ray; and grandchildren: Triston, Kyra, Landen, and Bella.

A memorial service will be held at 6 p.m. Sunday, March 23, at Hill Funeral Home, 130 N. Grant St., Ellsworth, with visitation from 3-6 p.m. also at the funeral home.