Maxine Lang, 86

Maxine A. Lang, age 86, of Centreville, died Monday Oct. 12, 2009, at her home following a long illness.

She was born April 2, 1923, in Louisville, Ky., a daughter of Walter James and Alice Hilda (Kessler) Morris. Following high school, Maxine served in the U.S. Army before attending the University of Indiana. Maxine was married to Robert Salesman in California. Robert was killed while serving his country during World War II. She later moved to Michigan where she met and married George Lang in Three Rivers on Nov. 22, 1958. They resided together in Mendon and Centreville until George’s death in 1998.

Maxine worked for many years at the St. Joseph County Health Department and later was a teacher at the Nottawa School. She was an avid reader and attended the Centreville Baptist Church.

Maxine is survived by four children, Rosemary Fieselman (Darrel), and Lucille Lang both of Kalamazoo, John Lang (Helen) of Mendon and James Lang (Marcia) of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada; five grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; a sister-in-law, Helen Morris of New Albany, Ind.; and a niece, Ann.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her two husbands; a grandson, Keith Lang; and a nephew, Steve Morris.

Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at the Eickhoff Funeral Home in Mendon. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Friday at the Lytle Funeral Chapel, 423 W. Main St., Madison, Ind., where the family will receive friends for two hours prior to services. Burial will be in Monroe Cemetery in Madison. Memorials may be directed to your local Humane Society.

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