MUSCATINE, Iowa - Mary Ann Stange, 83, of Muscatine, died on Tuesday, December 11, 2012, at Trinity Muscatine.

Funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, December 14, 2012, at the Zion Lutheran Church. Reverend Steven Cauley and Associate Cheryl Hollich will co-officiate. Casketbearers will be her grandchildren, Jen, Kory, and Richard, and great-granddaughter, Hailey. Honorary bearers will be her great-grandchildren, Alex and Hunter. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery, Muscatine.

Visitation will be from 3 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, December 13, 2012, at the Ralph J. Wittich-Riley-Freers Funeral Home, Muscatine. Memorials may be made to Zion Lutheran Church or Make-A-Wish Foundation. Send online condolences to

Mary Ann was born on October 25, 1929, in Muscatine, the daughter of Ernest G. and Charlotte Rueckert Sylvester. She married Harold "Jack" Stange on February 6, 1949, in Muscatine.

She had worked for HON Industries for 35 years where she was secretary for Max Collins. She retired as head of human resources.

She was a member of the Zion Lutheran Church and the Muscatine General Hospital Auxiliary. She enjoyed flowers and gardening.

Those left to honor her memory include her husband, Jack Stange of Muscatine; one son, Dick J. Stange and wife, Ann, of Muscatine; one daughter, Cindy A. Kaufmann and husband, Fred, of Moscow, Iowa; three grandchildren, Jen Kaufmann, Kory Kaufmann, and Richard Stange; and three great-grandchildren, Hailey Kaufmann, Alex Kaufmann, and Hunter Kaufmann. She was preceded in death by her parents, one grandson, Tim Stange, and one sister, Ruth Flickinger.

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