Lorene Lange Thune

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Lorene Lange Thune, of Valparaiso, Indiana, passed away on April 4, 2017.

She was born in Concordia, Missouri, on March 2, 1926, to Harry and Ella Lange. When she was five years old, her mother died suddenly and her father married a widow, Alwine Wischmeier. Lorene spent her childhood in Concordia, where she attended St. Paulís Lutheran School and was confirmed at St. Paulís Lutheran Church in 1940.

Lorene attended Valparaiso University, where she met her husband, Paul E. Thune. They married in 1950 and were blessed with two sons, Paul C. Thune of Des Moines, Iowa, and Mark W. Thune of Zionsville, Ind.

Lorene believed in Jesus Christ as her Savior and she lived out her Christian faith through her devotion to family and kindness and service to others. She loved decorating and fashion, and enjoyed transforming her house into an inviting and stylish home. She worked as a secretary to the Dean of the Chapel at Valparaiso University from 1965 until 1988. Lorene excelled at her many roles as a wife, mom, mother-in-law and grandmother. She was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Valparaiso for many years.

Lorene in survived by her husband, Paul; sons Paul and Mark; daughters-in-law Cathie and Julie; and grandchildren, Rachel, Sarah, Matthew, Morgan and Madeline. A graveside service and interment will be held at Graceland Cemetery, Valparaiso.

In lieu of flowers, please send memorial donations in Lorene's name to the Beautification of VU Chapel, The Chapel of The Resurrection, 1600 Chapel Drive, Valparaiso, Ind., 46383, attention Sri Frazee.

Arrangements are being handled by Bartholomew Funeral Home of Valparaiso. www.bartholomewnewhard.com.