Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 27, at Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Rembrandt. Burial will be in the Little Sioux Valley Cemetery in Rembrandt. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m., Friday, Nov. 26, at the Fratzke & Jensen Funeral Home in Storm Lake. The Fratzke & Jensen Funeral Home in Storm Lake is in charge of the arrangements. Those wishing to send on-line condolences may do so via: www.fratzkejensen.com.
Wilma Jean Stange was born Aug. 21, 1938, in Battle Creek, the daughter of Willis George and Rose (Gehrke) Stange. She attended school in Rembrandt, graduating from Rembrandt High School in 1956.
As a youth, Wilma was baptized and later confirmed at Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Rembrandt. She remained an active and devoted member, serving on the church circle and as a trustee. She also taught Sunday School and Bible School for many years.
On Aug. 25, 1956, Wilma was united in marriage to Raymond Hale at Our Savior's Lutheran Church. The couple was blessed with six children: Teresa, Jeanne, Michael, Lisa, Kim and Angie.
Wilma was a member of the Rembrandt Library Board. Wilma was a devoted homemaker and mother, as well as a daycare provider for many years. She found much pleasure in making a warm home for her children and cherished the time she had with them. Specifically, Wilma loved watching her grandchildren grow. Additionally, she enjoyed bowling, gardening, sewing and attending the races at the Buena Vista Raceway in Alta. She will be remembered for her famous apple Danish.
Those left to cherish Wilma's memory are her husband of 54 years, Raymond Hale, of Rembrandt; her children: Teresa (Jr.) Lammers of Rembrandt, Jeanne Iehl of Rembrandt, Mike (Elaine) Hale of Laurens, Lisa (Everett) Huffer of Cedar Rapids, Kim (Eddie) Farris of Rembrandt, Angie (Charlie) Grienke of Alta; grandchildren: Justin Lammers of Scottsdale, Ariz., Jill Henningsen of Rembrandt, Brian (Shayla) Iehl of Albert City, Casey Iehl of Rembrandt, John Hale of Omaha, Neb., Jessica (Tony) Loehr of Omaha, Matthew and Melissa Huffer of Cedar Rapids, Courtney and Zachary Farris of Rembrandt, Cody Grienke of Alta; two great-grandchildren: Antonio and Sofia Gonzales; two sisters: Bonnie Brecher of Rembrandt and Bev (Jon) DuBois of Osceola; and a host of extended family and friends.
Preceding Wilma in death are her parents; son-in-law, Kevin Iehl; and brother-in-law, Merle Brecher.