WAUKESHA

Lorraine O. Schoenherr


April 23, 1920 – April 11, 2014


Lorraine Schoenherr completed her earthly journey April 11, 2014, at the age of 93. Lorraine was born April 23, 1920, to Herman and Hattie Schoenherr.

Lorraine is survived by several nieces and nephews, other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, three sisters, three brothers and a nephew.

Lorraine began her elementary teaching career teaching in several central Wisconsin rural one-room schools, teaching from fourth- to eighth-grade levels. She relocated to the Brookfield area, where she was assigned to teach first graders at Brookfield Elementary. She found great joy teaching first-graders to read. She retired from Brookfield Elementary in June 1985. She continued to help first-graders read by volunteering as a tutor for 17 years in her friend Kathy’s firstgrade classroom. Lorraine received many awards for her excellence in teaching.

For 25 years, Lorraine lived in a rural setting that permitted her to plant vegetable gardens, but her true love was planting and tending to flowers.

Lorraine was an exceptional baker, but cookies were her specialty. Cookie baking at Christmas time was her way of celebrating by gifting cookies to many friends.

Lorraine was a very special person in so many ways, always kind, gentle and generous. She had many special friends that cared deeply for her.

Thanks to Summit Woods Assisted Living and Allay Hospice for their tender care. Memorials may be made to Allay Hospice, 325 Corporate Drive, Brookfield, WI 53045.

Memorial visitation will be Wednesday, April 23, at the Harder Funeral Home, 18700 W. Capitol Drive, Brookfield, from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. with a memorial service at 5:30 p.m.

Harder Funeral Service is serving the family. For more information, call 781-8350 or visit online at www.harderfuneralhome.com.