Lorraine Neuenschwander, 94
Lorraine (Lohr) Neuenschwander, of Menomonee Falls, went home to The Lord on
Monday, Feb. 17, 2014 at the age of 94. She was born in Hartford on Dec. 20,
1919, to Alfred Lohr and Irene (Amidon) Lohr. She married Alvin
Neuenschwander in 1941 and supported him in building the family business,
West Side Dairy, also in Hartford. They remained in Hartford until the
1960s, then moved several times until settling in Menomonee Falls in 1985.
Lorraine was an active member of Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Menomonee
Falls. She took great pride in her role as wife, mother, grandmother and
great grandmother. Lorraine had many hobbies, but her true joy was being
with family and friends. Although she faced many trials in life, she was an
example of strength, courage, generosity and faith. She leaves as her legacy
the importance of love for family, friends, and living out faith by
following God's Word in our lives. Lorraine started each day by reciting
Psalm 118, v. 24. “This is the day that the Lord has made. Let us rejoice &
be glad in it.” A reminder to be grateful for every day the Lord gives you
even in the most difficult of circumstances.
Lorraine is survived by her daughter Mary Riesland (Dave), of Lake Geneva;
10 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren. As well as son-in-law, Robert
Schraufnagel, and daughter-in-law, Sally Neuenschwander. She is preceded in
death by husband Alvin; daughter Carole Schraufnagel; son Robert
Neuenschwander; grandson John Schraufnagel; great grandson Christopher
Schraufnagel; as well as her two brothers, Russell and Allen Lohr; and
sister Janet Kuntz.
The family will be providing flowers for the service. Lorraine would
appreciate memorials to her church home, she so dearly loved, Bethlehem
Lutheran Church in Menomonee Falls.
Funeral service will be held ay 11 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 28, at Bethlehem
Lutheran Church, N84 W15252 Menomonee Avenue, Menomonee Falls. Visitation
will be held one hour prior to the service. Please contact Harder Funeral
Home, Brookfield, for further details (262) 781-8350.