Loraine E. Coverstone

Dec. 24, 1920 - Feb. 3, 2007

Loraine E. Coverstone of Waukesha died peacefully Saturday, Feb. 3, 2007, at Waukesha Memorial Hospital at age 86. She was born Dec. 24, 1920, in Milwaukee, the daughter of Henry and Hattie Yahnke and the sister of Raymond, Harold and Ruth.

On June 22, 1946, she married Richard Coverstone at St. Lucas Lutheran Church in Milwaukee. Three years later they moved to Waukesha.

Loraine graduated from Bay View High School and Milwaukee State Teachers’ College (UWM). She was proud to be a kindergarten teacher in Pewaukee and Union School in Waukesha. After staying home to raise their two daughters, she continued her passion for teaching at Prospect Hill School in New Berlin.

The Coverstones were longtime members of Grace Lutheran Church in Waukesha. Characteristically optimistic and sociable, Loraine loved to play bridge, bake and cook for friends and family. She enjoyed vacationing in Northern Wisconsin.

Loraine will be deeply missed by her daughters, Kay (Peter) Bantz of Waukesha and Carol (James) Bastian of Brookfield; grandchildren, Ryan Bantz, Lauren Bantz, Lindsay Bastian and Leah Bastian; other relatives and friends.

Preceding her in death was her husband, Richard, both brothers and her sister.

A memorial service will be held Thursday, Feb. 8, 2007, at 6:30 p.m. at Cesarz, Charapata & Zinnecker Funeral Home, 237 N. Moreland Blvd., Waukesha. The Rev. Art Koepsell will officiate. Visitation will be held Thursday at the funeral home from 5 p.m. until the time of service.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are appreciated to Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church, 700 Beechwood Ave., Waukesha 53186, or LindenGrove Health Care Center, 425 N. University Ave., Waukesha 53188.

For additional information please contact the Cesarz, Charapata & Zinnecker Funeral Home & Cremation Services at 542-6609 or for an online obituary, directions or to leave cards of condolences, visit our Web site at www.waukeshafuneralhome.com.