Lorraine Krenn (nee Heder), 92, passed away on Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2013, at The Kathy Hospice. She was born on July 18, 1921, in the town of Hartford to Lawrence and Malinda (nee Rauh) Heder. She attended Lakeview School, St. Lawrence Catholic School, St. Peter’s Catholic School and graduated from Slinger High School in 1939. She married Arthur Krenn in Stevens Point on Aug. 31, 1946.
Lorraine worked at Amity Leather after graduation. She was a member of the VFW Auxiliary Post #3358 of Slinger for several years, served as president, and was presently serving as Vice President. She worked 18 years combined as a school bus driver in both Slinger and West Bend (special needs children). She was a member of St. Peter’s Church, Christian Mothers Organization and an active member of Senior Friends of Hartford. Her favorite pastimes included cooking, baking, doing crossword puzzles and playing sheepshead.
Their marriage was blessed with three sons, Lawrence “Larry” (Kristine) of Marshall, James (Gail) of LaFarge and Thomas (Julie) of West Bend; very special daughter Diane of West Bend; grandchildren Chandra, Ryan (Amy) of Milwaukee, Sarah of Saukville, Amanda (Matt Kurgan) of Colorado, Jacob (Brittany Knutson) of La Valle, Zachary of Colorado, Audra (Thomas Lindley) and Steven of West Bend; great-granddaughters Brooklyn and Zoey Krenn; and great-grandson Owen Lindley. She is further survived by her best friends, Sandy, Barb and Maureen; other relatives and many dear friends. She loved her precious, longtime pet Sammy.
The Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday, Dec. 23, 2013, at 7 p.m. at St. Peter’s Catholic Church (200 E. Washington St., Slinger, WI 53086) with the Rev. Richard Stoffel presiding. The visitation will be held at church on Monday, Dec. 23, from 5-6:45 p.m. Inurnment will take place at (new) St. Peter’s Cemetery at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations would be appreciated to The Kathy Hospice (St. Joseph’s Community Foundation, 3200 Pleasant Valley Road, West Bend, WI 53095).
The family would like to offer a special thank you to Dr. Patti Liethen and the staff members of Aurora Grafton, Hartford Hospital, Kathy Hospice and Phillip Funeral Home.
The Phillip Funeral Home of West Bend is assisting the family. 338-2050