Loraine E. Farris
Feb. 6, 1921
April 4, 2017

Loraine E. FarrisLoraine E. Farris, 96, passed away peacefully on April 4, 2017, at Linden Grove in Mukwonago. She was born on February 6, 1921, at Waukesha Memorial Hospital.

She married Avril H. Farris on August 16, 1943, in New Bedford, Mass., where Avril was serving in the U S Army. They later moved to Mukwonago.

She was a member of the United Unitarian & Universalist Society of Mukwonago, the International Kiwanis Club and the local Kiwanis Club, as well as the local chapter of Eastern Star. She was passionate about The American Cancer Society and spent many hours making "cancer dressings" and delivering them to patients.

Her favorite pastimes were entertaining, playing bridge, sewing, knitting and gardening. Her younger years included bicycle riding and canoeing.

She is survived by her daughter, Janet Lynn Thompson; her grandson, Zakary Thompson; and a sister, Charlotte Koeffler.

There will be a celebration of life at 2 p.m. April 22 at The Cotton Exchange. Please RSVP by way of the Schmidt & Bartelt website at

Memorials may be made to NISRA (Northern Illinois Special Recreation Association) in lieu of flowers.

Schmidt & Bartelt Funeral and Cremation Services in Mukwonago is serving the family. For more information, call 262-363-7126 or visit online at