Lorraine H. Vallis
July 10, 1926 — March 29, 2016
Lorraine H. Vallis, age 89, a resident of Manitowoc, and formerly of Oconomowoc, entered eternal life on Tuesday, March 29, 2016, at Holy Family Memorial Medical Center in Manitowoc.
Lorraine was born July 10, 1926, in Sun Prairie to the late Sander and Minnie Isaacson Erickson. She graduated from Sun Prairie High School with the class of 1944. On Nov. 4, 1944, Lorraine married Edward C. Vallis Jr. at First Lutheran Church in North Bristol. Ed preceded her in death on March 15, 1999. She was most recently employed by and retired from Oconomowoc Canning Company. Lorraine enjoyed spending her time playing bridge, watching sports, sewing, knitting, quilting, reading and anything outdoors. She was a longtime member of Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Oconomowoc and a former member of Oconomowoc Memorial Hospital Auxiliary and Schoolhouse Players.
Survivors include Lorraine’s three children: Lisa Peto, Oconomowoc; Sandy (Steve) Sorenson, Waunakee; and Ted (Mary) Vallis III, Manitowoc; six grandchildren: Jennifer, Brian, Eric, Carly, Ben, and Liz; nine great-grandchildren; also nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Lorraine was preceded in death by her parents, Sander and Minnie Erickson; husband, Ed; two brothers; five sisters, one being her twin; and a son-in-law: Joe Peto.
Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, April 16, 2016, at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, 145 E. Lisbon Road, Oconomowoc, WI 53066. Burial of Lorraine’s cremated remains will take place at LaBelle Cemetery. The family will greet relatives and friends at the church on Saturday from 10 a.m. until the time of the memorial service at 11 a.m.
Online condolences may be sent to www.harriganparksidefuneralhome.com.
The Harrigan Parkside Funeral Home and Crematory, N. 11th and St. Clair streets, Manitowoc, is assisting the family with funeral arrangements.
In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate any memorials in memory of Lorraine.
Mom, you will always be our sunshine.