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Lorraine Margaret Stortzum, age 95, of Louisville, passed away at 8:05 a.m. Tuesday, August 1, 2017, at Lutheran Care Center in Altamont, IL.
Lorraine was born February 25, 1922, the daughter of the late Fred and Carrie (Joergens) Brink. She was united in marriage to Otto John William Stortzum on July 19, 1941, at St. Matthew's Lutheran Church. He preceded her in death on March 13, 2012.
Lorraine was self employed as a homemaker and was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church. She was very active on the ladies aid group of the church and participated in the printing of braille bibles for the blind also through the church. Lorraine was baptized on March 26, 1922 at St. John's Lutheran and she was confirmed on May 31, 1936 at St. Matthew's.
She is survived by sons, Delmar and Donna Stortzum of Troy, IL, Maurice Stortzum of Charleston, IL, Monty and Sue Stortzum of Dieterich, IL; daughters, Loretta Stortzum of Savoy, IL, Cheryl Woods of Spring Hill, TN, Denise and Kenneth Hausman of Auburn, IL; sister, Phyllis Faye Miller of Effingham; 14 grandchildren, 31 great grandchildren, 7 great great grandchildren and 2 more great great grandchildren on the way.
Lorraine is preceded in death by son Melvin Paul Stortzum, and sister Norma Lee Burton.
Arrangements are entrusted to J.W. Neal Funeral Home of Louisville. The family will receive friends from 10 to 11 a.m. Friday, August 4, at St. John's Lutheran Church, Louisville. A funeral service will be held following the visitation at 11 a.m. at the church. Interment will be held at St. Matthew's Cemetery in rural Dieterich. Memorial contributions may be made to St. John's Lutheran Church Ladies Aid Group and will be received by the funeral home. Please visit www.jwnealfuneralhome.net to leave condolences or tributes.
Published on August 2, 2017
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