Margaret “Margie” Prange

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Margaret Rose “Margie” Prange, nee Young, 75, of Freeburg, IL, born November 10, 1944, in American Samoa, died Monday, August 3, 2020, at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital, O’Fallon, IL.

Mrs. Prange worked for Regions Trust Company before her retirement.  She was a graduate of St. Francis School, Honolulu, HI.  Very proud of her Samoan heritage, Margie was a great and graceful hula dancer and loved to spend time with her local Samoan community.  In 1963 Margie “leid” Elvis Presley when he arrived on the island of Honolulu.  She loved orchids, good books, collecting angels, and any and all cop shows.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 39 years, Leo M. Prange, whom she married on September 4, 1965, and who died on May 24, 2005; and her father, Richard A. Young.

Surviving are her three children, Angella (Michael) Tindell of Chipley, FL, Charles “Chuckie” Prange of Freeburg, IL, and Gabriel (Amy) Prange of Belleville, IL;
a special family member, Lloyd Lee of Freeburg, IL;
four grandchildren, Adam Anderson, Brittni (Nick) Kocon, Dakota (Ashli) Tindell, and Auggie Prange;
two great-grandchildren, Klyde Kocon and Kayden Kocon;
her mother, Pauline, nee Bartley, Young of American Samoa;
five brothers, Richard Jr. “Dickie” (Pam) Young, Fred (Gayle) Young, Kenan (Nyla) Young, Jeffrey (Kris) Young, and Peter (Sandra) Young;
a sister, Louisa “Isa” (Jayson) Borgen;
and nieces and nephews.

Condolences may be expressed to the family online at

A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.


11 Comments on Margaret “Margie” Prange

Ronald Bob Prange said : Guest Report Aug 05, 2022 at 12:49 PM

I loved Aunt Margie as a child, how could I ever forget her. When I was in the single digit years, she taught me how to do the hula dance and then she and some other aunts made a grass skirt out of crepe paper for me so we could dance together in front of other relatives! She was such a lively spirit and a great ambassador of the Hawaiian lifestyle.

  • League City
  • TX
Peggy Kirsch Burke said : Guest Report Aug 07, 2020 at 10:58 AM

Dear Angie, Chuck, Gabe, and Family, My deepest sympathy on the death of your mom. May many happy memories bring you peace and comfort.

  • IL
Ken Vielweber said : Guest Report Aug 06, 2020 at 7:56 AM

Extending our deepest sympathy to Chuckie and his family.

  • Freeburg
  • IL
Tanya Smith said : Guest Report Aug 06, 2020 at 7:36 AM

My love to you and deepest sympathy. Sounds like she had a wonderful life hula dancing in her younger years!

  • Freeburg
  • IL
Brad Ebel said : Guest Report Aug 06, 2020 at 4:52 AM

Dear Angie, Chucky, Gabe & family My sincere sympathy & prayers to u all! Mrs Prange was a great lady, have a lot of good memories from back in the day! R.I.P. Margie.

  • Belleville
  • Illinios
Tusi/Nancy said : Guest Report Aug 05, 2020 at 6:45 PM

We are so sorry for your loss. Margie was a beautiful lady inside and out.. she will be sadly missed by many.

  • St. Libory
  • Il
Jennie Williams said : Guest Report Aug 05, 2020 at 6:38 PM

We are sending our heartfelt condolences to the Prange family. We are good friends of Charles (Chuckie). Our thoughts and prayers are for your family. Rest In Peace Margie.

  • Belleville
  • IL
Jenny Becker said : Guest Report Aug 05, 2020 at 5:49 PM

So very sorry for your loss. I’m so glad I had the privilege of meeting Margie. I know she will live on through the many wonderful memories you all will share. Loved the Elvis mention in her obituary! How special - ❤️

  • Belleville
  • IL
Christopher Harris said : Guest Report Aug 05, 2020 at 4:15 PM

I had the pleasure of meeting and spending time with Marge. She was always kind to me. My thoughts and warm feelings are with Chuck and the rest of his family.

  • St. Louis
  • MO
Jenn (Bonifield) Brunworth said : Guest Report Aug 05, 2020 at 2:46 PM

I’m so sorry for your loss. Marge was a wonderful lady with a great laugh! I have so many cherished memories of Leo and Marge as a result of my friendship with Chuck and Gabe. I can absolutely say that they were a fun couple and remarkably tolerant of our teenage shenanigans! Rest In Peace Marge.

  • Belleville
  • IL
Cris(Margiotta) Cassady said : Guest Report Aug 05, 2020 at 1:20 PM

My deepest condolences.

  • Seattle
  • WA

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