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Wanda F. Range

Wanda F. Range

Aug 24, 1924 - Jan 2, 2012
Wanda F. Range of rural Lander died on Monday, Jan. 2, 2012, surrounded by her family. She was 87.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 7, at Faith Lutheran Church in Lander.

Wanda F. Temple was born to Lyall and Ruby Temple in Faribault, Minn., on Sunday, Aug. 21, 1924.

She was educated in Minnesota and South Dakota, and was graduated from St. Lucas Hospital in Faribault, Minn., 1945. She worked for 25 years as a registered nurse while raising a family.

She married Edward N. Range in Minneapolis, Minn., in 1946. Together they raised four children.

Mr. and Mrs. Range lived in Fort Washakie between 1968 -1974. They then moved to Ashland, Wis., for 12 years. After Mr. Range's death, Mrs. Range moved back to Lander to help her daughter and son-in-law operate Sleeping Bear RV Park. They said she enjoyed meeting all the visitors and workers at the park.

She was involved with many church and community activities wherever she lived. She was a firm believer in Al-Anon and loved to sing and play the piano.

Mrs. Range was a member of Saron Lutheran Church in Ashland, Wis., and Faith Lutheran Church in Lander.

Survivors include daughter, Chris McIlrath and husband Dave; sons, Steve Range of Milwaukee and Kurt Range and wife Francis of Kansasville, Wis.; six grandchildren, Cherie, Brian, Angela, Julie, Maria and Joseph, and six great-grandchildren.

Preceding her in in death were her parents; step-mother, Caroline Temple; one son, David M. Range; husband, Edward Range; granddaughters, Kristin Rush and Sara Range; brothers, Lynn and Stuart Temple, and son-in-law Tom Rush.

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Arrangements are under the direction of the Davis Funeral Home of Riverton.