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Lorraine C. Schintgen
Lorraine C. Schintgen, 88, of Niagara passed away Saturday, Dec. 14 at Maryhill Manor Nursing Home, Niagara.
Born Aug. 31, 1925 in Iron Mountain, daughter of the late Martin and Cecelia (DeLongis) Makoutz, after graduating from Iron Mountain High School in 1943, she moved to Ypsilanti, Mi. and worked at the Willow Run Bomber Plant during World War II. She married Louis Schintgen on March 1, 1944, in Ypsilanti. Most of their married years were spent in Niagara, working at their family run coal business. After retirement they resided in Pembine and spent winters in Deland Fla. While residing in Pembine, she trained as an EMT and worked at the Pembine Rescue Squad for several years. The couple moved into Maryhill Manor in 2010.
An active member of St. Anthony Catholic Church in Niagara, she taught catechism for many years and was a Cub Scout Den Mother. She enjoyed bowling, golfing and skiing and was a great cook and baked the best caramel rolls. She kept busy knitting sweaters, mittens and afghans for her children, grandchildren and friends. She loved her winter retirement trailer in Florida and enjoyed even more when her kids and grandkids came for winter visits. Her greatest wish for her children was that they would love God and each other.
She is survived by three sons, Jack (Cathy) Schintgen, Fairchild, Dennis (Eileen) Schintgen, Deland, Fla. and Louis (Teena) Schintgen, Niagara; three daughters, Connie (Robert) Johnston, Marinette, Wendy (Bill) Hanson, Pembine and Lorrie (Lloyd) Cudnohufsky, Iron Mountain; two sisters, Vivian Wood, Niagara and Joyce Gordon, Kingsford; 22 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Louis and two brothers, Martin Makoutz and Jerry Makoutz.
Per her wishes, a visitation and Memorial Mass will be announced and celebrated in the spring. Jacobs Funeral Home, Niagara Chapel is assisting the family with arrangements.