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Lorraine A Schneider

Lorraine A Schneider

Lorraine Ann (Hall) Schneider passed away on September 18, 2020 at the age of 93 years, at the Valley Villas Assisted Living in Spring Valley, WI.  Lorraine was born on September 29, 1926 to George and Edith (Kosta) Hall in Tama County, Chelsea, Iowa.  

Lorraine grew up in Benton County, Belle Plaine, Iowa.  During her high school years, she worked for the local town bakery, and after high school worked in Chicago, Illinois at a meat packing plant.  Returning to her hometown of Belle Plaine, she soon met Robert Schneider of Keystone, Iowa.  Robert was the son of Herman and Elizabeth (Heyer) Schneider Sr., and was enlisted in the US Navy when the two were engaged.  On May 16, 1946, Lorraine and Robert married at St. John's Parsonage in Keystone, Iowa.   They celebrated 66 memorable years together. 

The two began their married life in Charleston, South Carolina, while Robert was actively serving in the US Navy.  They enjoyed their life, living off base and having fellow shipmates over for dinner.  After the war, Lorraine and Robert returned to the Keystone, Iowa area and began their livelihood of farming and raising their family.  

By 1957, Lorraine and Robert decided to move their family to rural Elmwood, Wisconsin.  They purchased a farm near Nugget Lake and made more lasting friendships in the area.  In 1991, after dedicating 34 years to farming, they moved to the village of Elmwood, Wisconsin.  Lorraine lived at this location until September 5, 2019 when she moved to Valley Villas Assisted Living in Spring Valley, Wisconsin.  

Lorraine was a faithful member of the Plum City Immanuel Lutheran Church and a loyal member of Immanuel Lutheran Ladies Aid.  She also served as a member of the Plum City American Legion Auxiliary Unit #365.  Other interests included being a 4H leader for the Waverly Wonders where she taught young children baking skills, and being a member of a local snowmobile club.  

Lorraine had an endless love for her family and being a part of their many get togethers.  She was a marvelous baker and delighted in cooking for family and friends.  Her homemade sauerkraut and potato dumpling meal is a tradition passed down through the younger generations in the family.  Both her and Robert enjoyed camping, fishing, dancing and snowmobiling together.  One highlight for Lorraine was the annual UFO weekend celebration in Elmwood, where she hosted an annual picnic during the parade.  After the parade, she loved watching her sons and grandchildren play in a band as other family and friends gathered, just adding to Lorraine's motto of together always "Making Memories." 

Lorraine is survived by her four children: John (Barbara) Schneider of Maiden Rock; Jim of Elmwood; Dennis (Ramona) Schneider of Elmwood; Carol (Frank) Wirth of Spring Valley; along with 12 Grandchildren and 21 Great grandchildren.  She is preceded in death by the love of her life, Bob; daughter in law, Diane Schneider; as well as her sister and brother in law, Marian and Don Janss of Belle Plaine, Iowa. 

Private Family Services will be held.

Rhiel Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Elmwood, is serving the family.


  1. Joe and Jan Drier

    Sending our Sympathy To you all in the loss of Lorraine. She was such a sweet lady!!

  2. kathy & bob geraets

    condolences to all the families. Lorraine was wonderful lady.

  3. Eldon Hines/Ann Leonarad

    So, so sorry of your loss, but she lived a good life
    having you all around her during her favorite time
    UFO days......She enjoyed life to it's fullest.
    Love and prayers to all.....<3

  4. Gary L Peterson

    So sorry to hear of Lorraine's passing. She lived a long life to it's fullest. She always had a smile and we remember seeing her and your dad dancing. Now they are dancing together again. She will be greatly missed.
    Gary and Roxann Peterson

  5. Kathleen McCardle

    I've been looking at her house this summer and thinking how much I miss seeing her working in her yard! She was a great lady--always kind and caring. My sympathy to her family.

  6. Denny and Kay Longsdorf

    Sorry to here of Lorraine's passing. She was a lovely lady and a joy to know. She will be missed.our prayers are with her loved ones.

  7. marge binkowski

    Lorraine was a wonderful ,kind caring person and a joy to all her neighbors. So blessed to have known her. You have our sympathy.
    Marge and Tony Binkowski

  8. Bob Marson

    Deepest sympathies to the Schneider gang, many fond memories of your Mom!

  9. Don and Jean Kannel

    Requiescant in Pace, Lorraine.

  10. Thomas and Avis

    We loved Lorraine she was as beautiful
    on the inside as she was on the outside We will miss her smiling face and her letters. Our sympathy goes out to the family.

  11. Wanda Traynor

    So sorry of your mothers passing. She was such a sweet, compassionate woman. Always loved going to church with her and now she is heaven with your dad. She will be so missed

  12. Donna Lien

    Lorraine was a lovely lady.
    She was a joy to visit with.
    Will pray for the family.
    Donna Lien

  13. Jerry & Kathy Zeiner

    Sending our prayers and thoughts to the family! We will always remember Aunt Lorraine with a welcoming smile on her face and always wanting to do so much for everyone! She had that special twinkle in her eyes! She will be missed. She was our last living and loving Auntie Lorraine, as she always signed her cards!! All our love!

  14. Roxie Kalish

    Deepest condolences to the family

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