Lorraine Danielson rose to Heaven light as a feather early Wednesday morning, Jan. 26, 2011, surrounded by her loving family. At the time of her departure she was a resident of Cedar Community Timber Cove in West Bend.
Obituaries rarely list Alzheimerís as a cause of death. But she was a victim of its burglary until at last she let go of food, of fear, of need of life. Itís a "contagious" disease that spreads its suffering to within the range of love. Many families have caught it. Ours is just one. There is little harder in life than watching the slow disappearance of someone you love.
Lorraine was born in Clayton on Aug. 2, 1920, the daughter of Hubert and Olga Fellrath. She graduated salutatorian of her high school class and married Hilton "Corky" Danielson.
Our motherís interests were many. If she wasnít playing bridge or doing daily crossword puzzles, she was reading a good book or knitting beautiful sweaters that were handed down through the generations. She was an excellent cook choosing from many cuisines "food for the stomach, feasts for the heart." She was active in the Womanís Club and Church circles. For many years she was a dental assistant to Dr. John Pesch of Campbellsport. Lorraine and Corky traveled the entire United States and filled their passport with 41 countries on five continents.
She kept her family close and had many happy years filled with weddings, birthdays and parties with their many good friends. Now she is together again with her husband of 70 years. Dad preceded her in death less than two months ago on Nov. 29, 2010. She was also greeted in heaven by her parents; her parents-in-law; her only brother, Darryl; and her daughter-in-law, Mary Kay Danielson.
She is survived by her four children, Vicki (Terry) Tighe of West Bend, Larry (Judy) Danielson of Campbellsport, Sharon (Dennis) Hoier of Hortonville and Randy Danielson of Newburg; 14 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and 4 great-great-grandchildren. Also surviving are sisters in-law, Colleen Fellrath and Mildred Amans; special nieces, nephews and cousins.
A private memorial service will be held on Saturday Jan. 29, at the United Christian Church, 228 Forest St., Campbellsport, followed by burial at Union Cemetery in Campbellsport.
If desired, memorial donations may be made to Cedar Community-Timber Cove of West Bend or the Campbellsport United Christian Church.
Twohig Funeral Home, Campbellsport, is serving the family with guestbook and condolences at www.twohigfunerals.com.
Our family will forever be grateful to the dedicated caregivers at Cedar Bay for the excellent, efficient and loving care given to Lorraine. She will be deeply missed and always remembered.