Floretta Strange, 83

Floretta Lucille Strange, 83, of rural Lagro, died at 6:40 a.m., Friday, Feb. 17, 2017 at her daughter's home. 

She was born June 26, 1933 in Lagro, to Louis Carl and Mildred (Cooper) Anderson.

Floretta was a 1951 graduate of Lagro High School.  She married Harold D. Strange in Warren, on July 7, 1953; he died Feb. 17, 2015.  She was a homemaker, a member of the St. Bernard Catholic Church in Wabash, and attended St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Lagro.  She was a dedicated wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother.  

She is survived by her five children, Linda (Rick) Baker of Lagro, Sally (Joe) Meyer and Mick (Sharon) Strange, both of Wabash, Sam (Sheryl) Strange of Lagro, and Joe (Debbie) Strange of Wesley Chapel, Fla.; 12 grandchildren, Jared Lange, Josh Lange, Jama Lange, Courtney (Ben) Backer, Erin Strange, Kimberly Strange, Jason Baker, Tammy (Jason) Truman, Tyler (Victoria) Strange, Christopher (Joanne) Wilcox, Indie (Travis) Piercy, and Mason (Shelby) Meyer; eight great-grandchildren, Jacob, Jonah and Jaden Truman, Phoenix and Riddick Meyer, Zayne Piercy; Noah Backer, and Ihor Strange; brother, C. Edward (Sue) Anderson of Cambridge City, Indiana; her in-laws, Frances Norman, Millie Strange, and Charles (Betty Stowe) Strange, all of Wabash, and several nieces and nephews. 

She was also preceded in death by her parents, and her sister, Carol Murphy.

Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017, at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, 1241 Manchester Ave., Wabash, with Pastor Ben Backer officiating.  Burial will be in Lagro Cemetery, Lagro.  Friends may call 4-7pm Tuesday, with a Rosary Service at 7 p.m., officiated by Father Steve Colchin, at the funeral home.

Preferred memorials are Wabash-Miami Home Healthcare and Hospice or St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Lagro.

The memorial guest book for Floretta may be signed at


Posted on 2017 Feb 17