Mrs. Irene Elizabeth Lange passed away peacefully on Thursday, Dec. 27 at the age of 96. She was born on Oct. 9, 1922 in Mart, Texas to Paul and Lydia Lebkowsky. She attended Riesel High School and married Walter Lange in 1946. They made their life in Waco where Irene resided until her final days.
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Irene was an avid fisherman. She loved bank fishing with her father, Paul and enjoyed the competition of the sport. She found great joy in cooking, baking and gardening.
Mrs. Lange was preceded in death by her husband Walter, of 51 years; parents Paul and Lydia; brother Charles Lebkowsky; sisters Paula Lebkowsky and Mabel Fleischhauer; step-mother Billie Lebkowsky and step-brother Norman Denney.
Survivors include her brothers Leon, Roy and David Lebkowsky and sister Cynthia Lebkowsky.
Mrs. Lange will be laid to rest at a graveside service in the Riesel Cemetery on Saturday, Dec. 29 at 10:00 am.