C. Lorne Billings ‘Lorne’

Nov. 4, 1923 – June 24, 2013

C. Lorne Billings, 89, of Waterloo, passed away Monday, June 24, 2013, at Rainbow Hospice Care. Lorne was born Nov. 4, 1923, in Waukesha, the son of the late Clarence A. and Alma (Albertz) Billings. He married Berneice Pettis on July 24, 1948, at the First Presbyterian Church in Waukesha. He was raised in Dousman and had his first farm in North Prairie before moving to the Waterloo farm in 1965. Together with his wife and family, they have dairy farmed since 1958.

Lorne is survived by his four children, Edward (Jackie) Billings, Allan (Patricia) Billings, Linda Boynton and Christine Gossen; 10 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; brother, James (Carol) Billings; his in-laws, Phyllis Howlett, Robert (Shirley) Pettis and Carl (Wilma) Pettis; and a cousin, Betty (Art) Parman. He is further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Berneice, and a daughter, Patricia.

Those wishing to express their sympathy with a memorial may wish to consider Rainbow Hospice Foundation.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 6, at the Waterloo United Methodist Church, 348 W. Madison St., Waterloo. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until the time of the service at the church Saturday. A lunch will be available after the service so family and friends can remember and tell stories.

Pederson-Nowatka Funeral Home is caring for the family. Visit www.pn-fh.com to leave an online condolence or to light a candle in his memory.