Lorraine Anna Abel

Lorraine Anna Abel

Female 1920 - 2007  (87 years)

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  • Name Lorraine Anna Abel 
    Born 20 Apr 1920  Navarino, Shawano Co, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 08 Sep 2007  Little Chute, Outagamie, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Community Lutheran Cemetery, Freedom, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • September 10, 2007

      Schmidt, Lorraine (Abel) Lorraine Anna Louise (Abel) Springstroh Schmidt passed away peacefully Saturday, evening, Sept. 8, 2007, at Parkside Care Center in Little Chute, at the age of 87. Lorraine was born April 20, 1920, in Navarino, Shawano County, Wis., the daughter of the late Herman and Anna (Tagge) Abel. As a child Lorraine had special memories of family times at Christmas, making maple syrup, sledding down barn hills, and walking three miles to a one-roomed school. As a young woman she loved to dance and attended dances in Mackville, Wis., where she met Harvey W. Springstroh, whom she married on May 15, 1937, in the parsonage of St. Peter Evangelical Lutheran Church, Freedom. Lorraine worked various jobs, and for many years at the Zwicker Knitting Mills in Appleton. After 42 years of marriage, Harvey preceded her in death on Nov. 14, 1979. She later married Otto W. Schmidt on Oct. 1, 1981, and enjoyed almost 25 years of marriage and retirement together, growing pumpkins and a large garden on their farmette in Freedom. Lorraine enjoyed traveling, playing cards, crafts, sewing, and made many beautiful needlepoint pictures for her children. Otto preceded her in death on May 6, 2006.

      Lorraine is survived by four children, Harvey, Jr. (Donna) Springstroh, Marvin (Patricia) Springstroh, Gerald (Donna) Springstroh, and Shirl (Don) Fischer. Her grandchildren are Cindy (Vern) Van Schyndel, Mike (Mary) Springstroh, Don (Pam) Springstroh, Steve (Melissa) Springstroh, Tom (Traci) Springstroh; Glen (Lori) Springstroh, Greg (Sue) Springstroh, Gene Springstroh, Jim Springstroh; Perry (Audrey) Springstroh, Penny (Brian) Knaack; Lindsey (Jim) Biese, and Kristen Fischer and fiance David Prahl. Lorraine has 21 great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild.

      She was preceded in death by a daughter-in-law, Carine (Gerald) Springstroh and a step-son-in-law, Fred (Kathy) Keuschel. Her stepchildren include Randy (Linda) Schmidt, Greg (Diane) Schmidt, Jeff (Sue) Schmidt, Kathy Keuschel and Carol Schmidt.

      She is further survived by sisters-in-law, Sally (Ernie) Ossmann, Joyce (Everett) Abel, and Ann (Virgil) Abel, and many nieces and nephews.

      She is preceded in death by eight brothers and sisters, and their spouses, Carlton (Marcella; Mary) Abel, Alvin (Vernice) Abel, Eleanor (Ervin) Mueller, Arlene (John) Pionek, Arvin Abel, Everett Abel; Virgil Abel, Gerald (Mary) Abel.

      Services for Lorraine will be held at St. Peter Evangelical Lutheran Church in Freedom, Wis., on Sept. 11, 2007, at 1 p.m. Friends and family are welcome from 10 a.m. until the time of service. Burial will be in Community Lutheran Cemetery, Freedom. In lieu of other forms of sympathy, a memorial fund has been established.

      The family wishes to give a special thank you to the staff at Parkside Care Center for the care they have given to Lorraine during her time there. Also, thank you to Heartland Hospice for all of their care given to Lorraine.

      "Afterglow"

      "I'd like the memory of me

      to be a happy one.

      I'd like to leave

      an afterglow of smiles

      when day is done.

      I'd like to leave

      an echo whispering softly

      down the ways,

      Of happy times,

      and laughing times,

      and bright and sunny days.

      I'd like the tears

      of those who grieve

      to dry before the sun,

      Of happy memories I leave

      behind when day is done."

      -author unknown

      Valley Funeral Home

      2211 N. Richmond Street

      Appleton, WI 54911

      920-733-5435

      www.valleyfh.com

      "Serving as would be Served"
    Person ID I150727  Little Chute Historical Society
    Last Modified 10 Sep 2007 

    Father Ancestors Herman Karl Abel,   b. 06 Jan 1885, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 02 Sep 1931, Seymour, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 46 years) 
    Mother Ancestors Anna M Tagge,   b. 18 Dec 1891, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Jun 1977, Seymour, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years) 
    Stepparents 
    Family ID F60505  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Ancestors Harvey William Springstroh,   b. 03 Jul 1910, Freedom, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Nov 1979, Freedom, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years) 
    Married 15 May 1937  Freedom, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. Harvey Raymond Springstroh,   b. 01 Oct 1937,   d. 27 Apr 2016  (Age 78 years)
    +2. Living
    Married: 1x3. Living
    +4. Living
    Family ID F60500  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Otto W Schmidt,   b. 14 Dec 1925,   d. 06 May 2006  (Age 80 years) 
    Married 01 Oct 1981 
    Family ID F60501  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 20 Apr 1920 - Navarino, Shawano Co, Wisconsin Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 15 May 1937 - Freedom, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 08 Sep 2007 - Little Chute, Outagamie, Wisconsin Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Community Lutheran Cemetery, Freedom, Wisconsin Link to Google Earth
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