Trachte, Lorraine Estella (1912 - 2002)







----Source: MARSHFIELD NEWS HERALD (Marshfield, Wis.) 02/12/2002

Trachte, Lorraine Estella (1912 - 2002)

NEILLSVILLE - Lorraine Estella Trachte, 89, of Neillsville, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2002, at Neillsville Memorial Nursing Home.

A Memorial Service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Zion Lutheran Church in Granton with Pastor John Trewyn officiating. She had requested her favorite songs, "How Great Thou Art" and "Someday I'll Understand" to be sung and the 23rd Psalm to be read. Pallbearers will be her grandsons, Russell Trachte, Bradley Trachte, John Abrahamson, Craig Boyer, Kevin Boyer, Dennis Kurth, David Kurth and Darin Kurth.

We shall miss her very much.

The Cremation Society of Wisconsin is serving the family.

She was born May 25, 1912, in the Town of Rock, Marshfield, to Mary Theresa Frank and Joseph David. She attended Oak Leaf School in the Town of Richfield. On March 18, 1931, she married Walter Trachte and they lived on a farm south of Marshfield in the Town of Rock. In 1940 they moved to a farm south of Granton and lived there for four years. They then moved to a farm south of the Shortville Store in the Town of Washburn. They farmed and lived there for 56 years. On Sept. 22, 1992, Walter passed away and she continued to live there until June of 1994 when she moved to the Country View Apartments in Neillsville. She worked at Memorial Medical Center for 22 years, was 4-H leader of the Shortville Hustlers for many years, a bloodmobile volunteer, a member of the Washburn Homemakers and Cannonville Ladies Aide and a member of Zion Lutheran Church in Granton.

She leaves behind five children, Byron (Caryl) of Pensacola, Fla., Arnold (Allene) of Pink Hill, N. C., Arlene (Lyle) Abrahamson of Fairchild, Bernice (Chuck) Boyer of Neillsville and Karen (Wayne) Kurth of Neillsville 13 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

She was predeceased by her brother, Raymond David, in 1965.



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