Lorraine J. Laws

Jan. 25, 1918 - Dec. 11, 2007

Lorraine J. Laws of Waukesha passed away Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2007, at LindenGrove-Waukesha at age 89. Lorraine was born Jan. 25, 1918, in Fond du Lac, the daughter of William J. and Dorothy (nee Zahnzinger) Martin.

She was united in marriage to Joseph J. Laws on Sept. 18, 1937. Lorraine was employed at Great Blue Heron Girl Scouts as a secretary for 23 years. She enjoyed traveling and doing crafts. She was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church.

Lorraine will be sadly missed by her daughters, Karen (Gerald) Ciszek of Waukesha, Janet (Thomas) Traynor of South Carolina, Susan (Jeffrey) Tamillo of Waukesha and Sally (James) Keyes of Waukesha; her grandchildren, Pam and Kim Ciszek, Shannon (Eric) Svoboda, Ryan (Christina) Traynor, Jeremy (Cassiday) Tamillo, Harrison (Amanda) Keyes and Casilynn Keyes; and her great-grandchildren, Stephanie and Aaron Kravitz, Krystal and Tiffany Drott, Hannah, Abbigail and Isabella Traynor, Karleigh Tamillo and Charleigh Svobada. Lorraine is also survived by nephews, other relatives and friends.

Lorraine was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph, in 1981; her parents; and her brother, William "Bill" Martin.

Visitation will be held from 11:30 a.m. until the 1 p.m. prayer service Friday, Dec. 14, at Cesarz, Charapata & Zinnecker Funeral Home, 237 N. Moreland Blvd., Waukesha. The Rev. Francis Pakosta will officiate. Entombment will take place immediately following the service at St. Joseph’s Catholic Cemetery, Waukesha.

Memorials in Lorraine’s name may be directed to St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 225 S. Hartwell Ave., Waukesha, WI 53188, or the LindenGrove Foundation, 425 N. University Drive, Waukesha, WI 53188.

A special thank you to the kind staff at LindenGrove for the care they provided to Lorraine and her family.

Cesarz, Charapata & Zinnecker Funeral Home, Cremation and Preplanning Service is serving the family. For further information, call 542-6609, or for an online obituary, directions or to leave a condolence, go to www.waukeshasfuneralhome.com.