Obituary: Mr Horst Ernst Wilhelm Lange

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Mr Horst Ernst Wilhelm Lange, of Marratts Lane, Great Gonerby, has died at home. He was 88.

Mr Lange was born in Anklam, Germany. He came to England in 1944 and remained here after the Second World War. In 1949 he married Edna and became a British citizen.

His working life was spent in farming and agricultural engineering.

Mr Lange enjoyed swimming, dancing, socialising, the theatre and travel. He was a passionate gliding enthusiast and a member of Trent Valley Gliding Club and most recently Buckminster Gliding Club.

Robert Holland conducted the funeral service at Grantham Crematorium Chapel.

Family mourners included: Edna Lange, Janet and Martin, Phelan, Gesine Lange, Detlef Lange, Gisela and Klaus Steinort, Christel Belt, Vera and Manfred Peter, Birgit and Jurgen Frohhch, Richard Hutchinson, David Hutchinson and Pauline Whinnery.

Other mourners included: Ralph Critchley, Alison Loins, Tony Wright, Les Winter, John and Betty Sharpe, Jennifer Herrivge, David King, Helen King, Martin and Sue Elbrow, Emma James, William Stone, Megan Stone, Cybil Howard, Pat Crowsier, Geoff Gibson, Bill Ellis, Andrew and Rachel Maddy, Carol and David Barker, Sally King, Kieron Lee, Mick Durrands, Steve Dodds, Carolyn Stone, Brian and Rosemary Coaten, Val Pearson, June Clough, Billy Mills, Robin and Eileen Johnson, Fay Johnson, Brenda Johnson, Bob and Shirley Scott, Mr and Mrs Maddy, Gerry and Ann King, Paul Nock, Stephen Nock, Ted Crooks, Norman Bowes, Trevor Henson, Martin Hands, Mr Hatherhill, Stuart Black, Chris Moreley, Phil Walsh, John Sutton, Angie Cunningham, Mike Cooke, Julia Selby, Sandra Barthorpe, Neil Johnson, Nigel and Fiona Illingworth, Brian Griffin, Christine Griffin, Geoff Davey, Cathy Lawrence, Bruce Stephenson, Peter Uden, Lucille and Ray Chesterton, Denise Holt, Berian Griffiths and Kevin Miller.

Funeral arrangements were by Robert Holland, St Catherine’s Road, Grantham.

Donations for St Barnabas Hospice, Grantham, and Marie Curie Cancer Care amount to £298 to date.