Marguerite J. Lange, 90, of Harmony, died Thursday, March 21, 2013, at Harmony Health Care in Harmony.

She was born Sept. 16, 1922, at Ridgeway, Iowa, to John and Ethel (Makepeace) Hovey. She graduated from Ridgeway High School with Normal Training Certification. She taught for a few years in Howard County.

On May 30, 1945, she married Elmer Lange at Big Spring Lutheran Church. She and her husband lived their entire married life in rural Harmony and were members of St. Paul Lutheran Church at Big Spring. She lived in the Harmony Apartments from 2000 to October of 2012 when she entered the nursing home.

In her spare time she enjoyed puzzles, quilting and making beautiful embroidery items.

She is survived by one daughter, Ramona (Rodney) Grooters of Wake Forest, N.C.; two granddaughters, Rachel (Richard) Westover of Greensboro, N.C., and Renee (Andy) Chatellier of Wilmington, N.C.; and a sister, Rita Walton of Cresco.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband, Elmer, on June 3, 2000.

Funeral services were held on Monday at St. Paul Lutheran Church at Big Spring in rural Harmony with burial in the church cemetery.

The Lindstrom Funeral Home in Harmony assisted the family.