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Lorraine J. Holtger
Lorraine J. Holtger, 89, Klondike, died peacefully Thursday evening, Aug. 15th at Community Memorial Hospital in Oconto Falls surrounded by her family.
Born Sept. 22nd, 1923 in Klondike to Roland and Emily (Burish) Holtger, she attended Coleman public schools, graduating from high school with the class of 1942. She was a very special Aunty to many and as a young girl, worked as a clerk at Abby Ste. Marie's grocery store and later at the Pound Cleaners.
In 1946 she became the bookkeeper for the family business, Holtger Brother's Inc., until retiring in 1988. She enjoyed cooking and baking for her large family, friends and neighbors, cook book collecting, reading, sewing and tending to her large vegetable and flower gardens. Because of her great memory and recall for family history, she loved visiting about the good old days and staying current on all the families activities. She was a member of the former St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church, active in the Altar Society, taught 2nd grade catechism for many years and recently found great pleasure in watching her birds and took much pride in feeding and caring for them.
Survivors include a brother, Donald J. Holtger, Klondike; five nieces and nephews; 16 great nieces and nephews and four great-great nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; a brother, Kenneth G. Holtger; a sister-in-law, Janet Lee (Dieck) Holtger and a niece, Mary Ellen Holtger-Meadtke.
Visitation was held Monday, Aug. 19th at 3 p.m. until time of Rosary Service at 7 p.m. at Jones Funeral Service in Oconto Falls. Visitation continued at the funeral home after 9 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 20th until the time of service with the Rite of Catholic Burial held at 11a.m. Rev. Fr. Joel Sember officiated with burial will in St. Wenceslaus Catholic Cemetery in Klondike.