Louise Gertrude Steinweg Lange, age 91, a lifelong resident of Reedsburg, passed away peacefully at Agrace HospiceCare in Fitchburg on Wednesday, September 8, 2021. She was born on October 12, 1929 to Albert and Lydia (Meyer) Steinweg.
Survivors include her beloved daughter: Susan Marks, of Madison; grandchildren: Gregory (Sara), of North Charleston, SC and Kirsten Halaska (Rachel), of Madison; her brother: Carl Steinweg, of Reedsburg; many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by an infant daughter: Donna Jean; her parents; brothers and sisters: Alma, Bruno, Ruth, Henry, Ernst, Albert, Lydia, Conrad and Dorothea; former husband and father of her children: Fred Lange and her fiancé: Ernest Southern.
During her lifetime Louise was active in teaching the Nursery class in Sunday School for over twenty-five years, member of the Walther League, Choir, Lutheran Women’s Missionary League of St. Peter’s and Quilter’s.
She was employed by the Reedsburg Reminder, first parish secretary of St. Peter’s Lutheran Church and assistant to management in businesses in Reedsburg and Baraboo. She began her own quilting business: “Quiltings, etc.” in 1995.
After retirement Louise sewed and donated hundreds of quilt tops, crib quilts. laprobes, and silent auction items for the needy. She wishes to thank all who made this possible with their donations and support.
Visitation will be held on Tuesday, September 14, 2021 at Hoof Funeral Home, 312 N. Park Street, Reedsburg from 1-2 pm with the service following. Rev. Pat Siegler officiating. Interment will be in St. Peter’s Cemetery. Memorials may be made to St. Peter’s Radio/Video Broadcast Fund or Agrace Hospice in Fitchburg.
Louise always said “Life is like a book…God writes the first and last chapter and we look to him for guidance as we write the variable chapters in between.”
John 14:27 – “Peace I leave with you, my peace I give to you; not as the world giveth, give I unto you.”
The family requests that if you are not fully vaccinated that you send your condolences by card and not attend in person. Please wear your mask to the services. Due to COVID-19 there will be no luncheon.
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