Gretchen Wedge, 80

Gretchen Wedge, age 80, passed away on Monday, May 4, 2020, at the Allegan Medical Care Community.

Gretchen was born Gretchen Helena Lange on Aug. 14, 1939, fourth of eight children of Theodore and Josephine (McGeath) Lange of Allegan. Like her siblings, she was raised with a strong faith and an exuberance for the love of her family.

On April 7, 1979, Gretchen married Ronald L. Wedge of Allegan. Following Gretchen’s retirement from the Allegan County Sheriff’s Department, Ron and Gretchen enjoyed many long trips with their RV, and they especially enjoyed shorter trips and gatherings with other RV camper friends from the Allegan area. Her family will also remember her for her knack at orchestrating memorable backyard picnics and barbeques.

Preceding her in death were Gretchen’s parents and six of her siblings: Grace Ann (Gerald) Richardson, Sue (Joe) Huguelet, Barbara Jo Washburn, Mary Joan Lange, Ted (Wanda) Lange, and Kathleen Ruth Lange; and one sister-in-law, Sue Lange.

Surviving her are her husband Ronald L. Wedge of Allegan; daughter Cynthia Lee Morey; grandson Zachary J. Morey; and her younger brother Thomas Lange of Allegan. Brothers-in-law surviving her are Ken Washburn of Hopkins and Rod Wedge of Lakewood, Wash. Her stepsons David (Cheryl) Wedge and Donald Wedge, both of Allegan, survive her as well, as do great-grandchildren, numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and extended family.

Gretchen has been cremated. A memorial service has not been planned at this time.

Memorial donations are encouraged to the Allegan County Medical Care Community, 3265 122nd Ave, Allegan, MI 49010.

While visiting Gretchen’s webpage at, please sign the guestbook by lighting a candle and/or sharing a memory with the family.

The Wedge family is being assisted by Avink Funeral Home & Cremation Society, 129 South Grand, Schoolcraft, MI 49087 (269-679-5622).


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