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Lorraine Alvina Huebner Schaffer

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“To Ted & Linda, and the entire Schaffer family, Sending you my sympathy. I remember Lorraine from years past--she was always the sweetest, loving...Read More »
1 of 17 | Posted by: Carla J. Zwick - Dacula, GA

“Nancy & Susie and family(s), We send love and blessings to you and your families as you celebrate your mom's life. There is a lot to celebrate, I...Read More »
2 of 17 | Posted by: Barbara & John Komoroske - WI

“My thoughts and prayers are with your family at this time...Lorraine and i worked together at CMC for a number of years and she was such a pleasant...Read More »
3 of 17 | Posted by: mary criter

“At 93 I am sure you have a lot of great memories. Hang on to all of them. She will be missed ”
4 of 17 | Posted by: Tom and Jean Roehrig - Hilbert, AL

“You have our sympathy in the passing of your mom. I recall working with her at Chilton Hospital back in 1977, and I remember her being very kind and...Read More »
5 of 17 | Posted by: Ginger Woelfel - Hilbert, WI

“I am sorry to hear of your mother passing. We got to see quite a bit of each other's family the past year. I know your loss is great, but know ...Read More »
6 of 17 | Posted by: gladys michels - chilton, WI

“You are in our thoughts and prayers. The world was blessed to have Lorraine be a part of it. She will be missed. ”
7 of 17 | Posted by: Jeff Hietpas - Kaukauna, WI

“My deepest sympathy to Lorraine's family. She was a very special person and a wonderful neighbor. My family and I have so many great memories of...Read More »
8 of 17 | Posted by: joanie sweere - Denver, CO

“I remember a warm and loving woman, who always seemed to have time to comfort a grieving child, to offer encouragement, and who made the best rolls I...Read More »
9 of 17 | Posted by: Ray Schaffer - Apex, NC

“To Jim & Pat and family, My deepest sympathy on the loss of your mom. My thoughts are with you at this time. -Kevin ”
10 of 17 | Posted by: Kevin Johnson - Chilton, WI

“To Lorraines Family: I want to thank you for putting all these pictures on here it brought back so many memories . Lorraine was just like mom she...Read More »
11 of 17 | Posted by: Vickie York - Centertown, KY

“My thoughts and prayers are with the whole family during this time of sorrow. Take comfort in knowing that she is sitting with the Lord .and you...Read More »
12 of 17 | Posted by: Tina Moore - Beaver Dam, KY

“Love you Grandma. You'll be missed! ”
13 of 17 | Posted by: Julie kohl - Appleton, WI

“I too, have childhood memories of playing at Matty & Lorraine's farm since my grandparents lived down the same road and we'd go to Schaffer's with...Read More »
14 of 17 | Posted by: Jodi Sweere - Fort Worth, TX

“To the entire family, my thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Lorraine was a special person. We shared many good times working together. I will...Read More »
15 of 17 | Posted by: Barb Joas - Chilton,, WI

“We lived right down the street from the Schaffers and I used to love going to their house for their annual Christmas Party. Lorraine was such a...Read More »
16 of 17 | Posted by: Shirley Gehl Byrd - MARIETTA, GA

“My deepest sympathies to all of you. You are in my thoughts & prayers. ”
17 of 17 | Posted by: Christine Goetsch


Lorraine H. Schaffer, age 93, of Chilton, formerly of Hilbert, died on Wednesday, January 25, 2012 at the Chilton Care Center in Chilton. Daughter of the late Louis & Elsie (Palmbach) Huebner, Lorraine was born in the town of Greenville on September 30, 1918. She became a child of God through her Holy Baptism on October 20, 1918 and Confirmed her Faith at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Greenville on October 25, 1931. Lorraine was a woman of faith who publicly confessed her faith in the Lord Jesus Christ and was faithful to that promise to the end of her life. On May 29, 1943, she was united in marriage to Matthew M. Schaffer in the parsonage of Trinity Lutheran Church in Appleton by Rev. Ziedle. Her union of 45 years was strengthened and blessed by God with 2 daughters and 2 sons. Mrs. Schaffer was a member of St. Peter Lutheran Church in Hilbert where she also belonged to the Ladies Aid. She also belonged to the Senior Citizen Club of Hilbert. Lorraine was a graduate of Appleton High School, class of 1936. She attended Bowlby's Business College and graduated in 1938. She worked for Service Bakery and AAL. In 1960, she began working at the Calumet Medical Center where she remained for 24 years. Lorraine was known for her fabulous cooking and baking. She would frequently make large meals for the many thrashing crews and other farm help who worked with her family and the Saturday morning cinnamon rolls were legendary. Lorraine was a person who was fun to be around and thoroughly enjoyed practical jokes, especially those pulled on April Fool's Day. Above all else, Lorraine looked forward to seeing her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She treasured each and every moment she could spend with all those she loved. Mourning her departure from this earth, but rejoicing in her entrance into eternal life are her 2 daughters: Nancy (Jerry) Diermeier of Little Chute, Susan (Don) Reeve of Hilbert; 2 sons: Theodore (Linda) Schaffer, James (Patricia) Schaffer, both of Hilbert; 10 grandchildren: Julie Kohl, Kathy (Ralph) Piper, John Miller, Scott (Kay) Schaffer, Todd (Tracie) Schaffer, Heather (Ryan) Kolosso, Sarah (Brennen) Nau, Kate (Jason) Mowry, Ellen (Shawn) Niemann, Joshua Schaffer; step grandchildren: Mike (Carol) Diermeier, Brian (Stacey) Diermeier, Shelly (Don) Lucas; 18 great-grandchildren: Tyler, Trenten, Seth, Madison, Brodie, Rachel, Abbey, Drake, Carly, Peyton, Grant, Garrett, Hannah, Matthias, Kennedy, Dmirtuis, Grayson, Ireland; step great-grandchildren: Megan, Bryce & Jake; a sister: Mae Baehman; a brother & sister-in-law: Luther (Ada) Huebner, all of Hortonville; a sister-in-law: Marie Schaffer of Madison; a brother-in-law: Bill Kemp of Waunakee; a close great-nephew: J.J. Schaffer; and a special family friend: Todd Wenzel. She was preceded in death by her husband: Matthew in 1988; a brother: Gerald (Evelyn) and 2 sisters: Adeline (Martin) Joose, Edith (Carl) Kalbus; brothers-in-law: Len Baehman, Joe (Minn), Ray (Eleanor), Anthony (Lollie); 4 sisters-in-law: Therese (Delbert) Oetzel, Louise (Herman) Greve, Frances (Karl) Meising and Gertrude Kemp. Funeral service will be at 3:00 PM on Sunday, January 29, 2012 at St. Peter Lutheran Church (43 N. 3rd St) in Hilbert with the Rev. Brian Crane officiating. She will be laid to rest awaiting the day of Resurrection in Highland Memorial Park in Appleton. Friends may call at the church from 1:00 PM until 2:45 PM on Sunday, January 29, 2012. I will greatly rejoice in the Lord, My Soul shall be Joyful in my God; for he hath clothed me with the garments of Salvation; he hath covered me with the Robe of Righteousness. The family would like to thank the entire staff of the Chilton Care Center for the tremendous care and attention that they provided to Lorraine. They would also like to thank Rev. Crane for all of spiritual care he provided through his visits, prayers, and songs.