Lorinda A. Balsiger, 88

A funeral service will be held today, Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2010, at 2 p.m. at Trinity Ev. Lutheran Church, Freistadt, for Lorinda A. Balsiger (nee Rusch) who died on Nov. 14, 2010, at the age of 88.  Visitation will be held at the church from 11 a.m. until time of service.  Interment  will be at Trinity Ev. Lutheran Cemetery, Freistadt. The Rev. Carl Lehenbauer will officiate the service.

Memorials of your choice are appreciated.

Mueller Funeral Home & Crematory of Cedarburg is assisting the family. Online condolences may be sent by visiting www.muellerfuneralhome.com.
Lorinda was born in Jackson on Oct. 10, 1922, the daughter of Joseph and Renada (nee Gilbert) Rusch.  She married Carl W. Balsiger on May 15, 1943.
Lorinda had been a member of Trinity Ev. Lutheran Church in Freistadt since her marriage in 1943. She was a long time member of the church choir and other church volunteer activities. Lorinda was also a member of the Washington County Homemakers and Germantown Senior Center. Her life centered around her family and church. Lorinda loved gardening, cooking and baking and she loved sharing her many talents with others.

Lorinda is survived by her children, Ronald C. (Delores) Balsiger of Westfield, Elaine B. (Frederick) Linstedt of Farmington Hills, Mich., David W. (Debra) Balsiger of Germantown and Judith L. (Kenneth) Zorn of Rochester Hills, Mich.; grandchildren, William C. (Debbie) Balsiger, Lorelei (Kurt) Enders, Scott D. (Jackie) Balsiger, Todd R. (Dallas) Balsiger, Diana D. (fiancé Ryan) Balsiger, Duane D. (Monica) Balsiger, Elizabeth Zorn and Angela Vohs; 15 great-grandchildren; sisters, Arleen (the late Urban) Ziemer and Hertha (Carl) Schramm; sister-in-law, Helen (the late Henry) Beuscher; other relatives and friends.

She is preceded in death by her beloved husband of 49 years, Carl, and her brother Verlin (Helen) Rusch.

Lorinda’s family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff of Virginia Highlands.