Velma Marie Strange -- Austin

Heaven has received a beautiful new angel.

Velma Marie Strange, 88, passed away Saturday, (June 18, 2016) with loving family at her side.

Velma was born June 21, 1927, in Charles City, Iowa.

She is survived by her loving husband of 53 years, John T. Strange Sr.; her only son of five children, John T. Strange Jr.; her loving daughters with heavy hearts, Chickie Langerman of Fayette, Iowa, Cosette Vivone of Norwalk, Iowa, Susan Jorgensen of Ankeny, Iowa, and Debbie Shillington of Wendell, N.C. Velma's surviving siblings are her only loving brother, David Carey of Minneapolis; loving sisters, Charlene Young of Austin, Mary Winkles of Le Roy, Cela Winjun of Albert Lea, and Rose Mary Price of Rose Creek.

Visitation is in Austin at the Mayer Funeral Home from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday. Visitation will continue at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Augustine Church with the service to follow at 11 a.m. After services, we will proceed to Calvary Cemetery where Velma will be laid to rest next to her brother, Bernard Carey.