Marguarette Lange

June 10, 1932 ~ February 24, 2023 (age 90) 90 Years Old


Former Gilliam, MO resident, Marguarette Lange, age 90, passed away February 24, 2023, at Glasgow Gardens.

Marguarette was born in Wilno, Poland on June 6, 1932 under the name Bozena Malgozata Formusiewicz.  Marguarette’s childhood was very difficult.  WWII broke out when she was young, and what she had to endure at an early age in life is remarkable.  The invasion of her home country, Poland, took on massive casualties, atrocities, and destruction.  Through it all, Marguarette was able to earn an education, graduating from M. Curie Sklodowska College in Sopot, Poland in 1951.  With great perseverance, Marguarette was able to escape war torn Poland, and build a life in the United States.  She became a resident of Chicago in 1959.  Marguarette continued her education attending classes at Oakton College in Des Plaines, IL and Mayfair College in Chicago.  On September 18, 1967, Marguarette received her Certificate of Naturalization, proudly earning her U.S. citizenship.  Marguarette started her career in Chicago at the Zenith factory.  Through her continued education, she was able to become a registered cardiopulmonary technologist, a job she held for nearly 40 years.  She worked at Ravenswood Hospital in Chicago for 20 years and later moved to Los Angeles, CA to hold the same position for an additional 19 years, retiring in 2005.  Upon moving to Los Angeles, Marguarette fell in love with the Hollywood life and became an avid movie fan.  She loved musicals, Disney movies and collected over 4000 VHS movies.  When she was able, Marguarette loved to ski, travel and dance to 70’s disco music.

Survivors include her daughter, Jennifer (Dan) Maupin, of Gilliam, MO; granddaughter, Sommer (Andy) Divine of Nelson, MO; three great-grandchildren; and her former husband, William James Lange, of Queensland, Australia.  She was preceded in death by her parents, a brother, John Formusiewicz, and a grandson, Scott Michael Hoffmann.

Following Marguarette’s final wishes, there will be no public memorial service.  Memorial contributions may be made out to Glasgow Gardens for the exceptional care she received during her residency. 

Final arrangements are under the direction of Friemonth-Freese Funeral Service, 112 Market St., Glasgow, MO 65254.

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