Mandy Lange Obituary Downingtown PA, Funeral arrangement

On Friday, December 8th, the world lost a remarkable soul as Mandy Lynn Lange, beloved wife, mother, daughter, sister, and friend, passed away suddenly. Mandy’s journey through life was marked by an unwavering energy, boundless passion, and a profound love for those fortunate enough to share in her presence. As we reflect on her life, Mandy’s impact on her family, friends, and community resonates with the warmth of cherished memories.

Mandy’s story begins in Johannesburg, South Africa, where she was raised by her loving parents, Raymond and Melanie Van Pletsen, alongside her brother Ryan. Fond recollections of her youth were woven with the threads of a close-knit extended family, creating a tapestry of cherished moments spent with cousins, aunts, uncles, and friends.

The journey of Mandy’s life led her from South Africa to Wayne, PA, with a brief stopover in Houston, where her father served as the pastor at The Church of the Savior. In Wayne, Mandy not only embraced her role as Raymond’s daughter but also cultivated enduring friendships that would withstand the test of time.

Educated at Delaware County Christian School, Mandy continued her academic journey at West Virginia University and later at West Chester University. Her path took her from the east coast to San Diego, where she remained close to her father and brother. Eventually, she returned to the West Chester area, a pivotal moment in her life where she would encounter the love of her life, Scott.

In 2003, Mandy and Scott exchanged vows, embarking on a journey of love and family. Together, they raised four remarkable children – Blake, Braeden, Kathryn Kendall, and Abby – alongside a menagerie of animals that enriched their home. Mandy’s pride in her children’s accomplishments was palpable, a testament to the love and support that permeated their household.

A beacon of positivity, Mandy infused joy into every facet of life. Whether on the sidelines of a lacrosse field, managing a chaotic schedule, or showcasing her impeccable skills as a forklift operator, her infectious smile and zest for life were ever-present. While her punctuality might have been a tad lax, Mandy always arrived with flawless hair, leaving an indelible mark on those around her as a true creator of goodness.

As the years unfolded, Mandy’s talents blossomed. She became a published author, a self-taught carpenter, and an adept woodworker. Her altruism extended to founding a non-profit for homeless youth, establishing a homeless shelter, and organizing a charity lacrosse game featured on ESPN – “The Courage Game.” Mandy’s artistic creations adorned her home and the homes of friends, while her written work graced bookshelves across the country.

Beyond her love for people, Mandy’s compassionate heart extended to animals. Together with Scott and their children, they cared for an impressive array of pets, and Mandy went the extra mile to rescue any creature in need. Her children inherited this deep-seated love for animals, a testament to the profound influence she had on their lives.

In 2020, Mandy rediscovered her faith in Jesus Christ, immersing herself in the Bible to guide her path. Her spiritual journey added another layer to her already multifaceted character, showcasing the depth of her soul.

Mandy’s light burned brightly, leaving an indelible mark on those she encountered. Her grace, kindness, intelligence, wit, and undeniable beauty, accompanied by her trademark perfect hair and nails, will forever remain etched in the hearts of all who had the privilege of knowing her. As the love of Scott’s life, Mandy’s memory will endure as a radiant star that left this earth a better place.

A memorial service to celebrate Mandy’s life will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Sunday, December 17, 2023, at Calvary Fellowship, 95 W. Devon Drive, Downingtown. In this gathering, friends and family will come together to honor and remember a woman whose impact transcends the boundaries of time, leaving an everlasting legacy of love and light.