Lorraine R. Gehrig, 93, passed away on Thursday at Ridgewood Care Center. She was born in Racine on September 26, 1924, the daughter of the late Joseph and Rose (Nee: Novak) Kaplan.
She was a graduate of William Horlick High School. On July 30, 1948 she was united in marriage to LeRoy T. Gehrig who preceded her in death on July 5, 1978. Lorraine was employed by J.C. Penney for twenty years. She enjoyed writing poetry, road trips with her family and tending to her flower garden.
She will be dearly missed by her children, Lane (Wendy Renish) Gehrig of IN, Rick (Susan) Gehrig, Randy Gehrig, all of Racine; her grandchildren, Scott (Tanya) Gehrig, Rosemary Gehrig – Renish; her great-grandson, Oliver;great granddaughter, Morgan; nieces, nephews, other relatives and many dear friends. In addition to her parents and husband she was preceded in death by her sister, Leona (Russell) Ellison.
Funeral services will be held on Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. at the funeral home with Reverend Steve Varghese officiating. Private interment will be held at Bohemiam National Cemetery. Relatives and friends may meet with the family prior to the service from 4 p.m. until 5:30 p.m.. Memorials to the Alzheimer’s Association or one’s favorite charity have been suggested.
The family wishes to extend a special thank you to the staff at Ridgewood Care Center for their loving and compassionate care these past 6 years.