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Lorraine A Zeilinger

Lorraine A Zeilinger

Lorraine A. Zeilinger, age 93 of Durand, formerly of Eau Galle, died Monday, March 21, 2022 at Kinnic Health Nursing Home in River Falls. After a courageous battle with dementia.

Lorraine was born January 12, 1929 at home in Plum City. She was the daughter of Rupert and Theresa (Weisenbeck) Poeschl. Lorraine grew up in Plum City and graduated from Plum City High School. After high school, Lorraine worked in Eau Claire in a business office as an accountant for several years. Lorraine married Richard Zeilinger on February 23, 1957 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Durand. After marriage, they farmed and raised their family on the Zeilinger home farm in Eau Galle. They retired in 1999 and moved to the city of Durand.

Lorraine’s passion was running the family farm with her husband and family. She enjoyed spending time outdoors and woodworking.

Lorraine is survived by her children; Daniel of Eau Claire, Dawn (Mike) Hall of Stillwater, MN, Paul (Kelly) of Eau Galle; six grandchildren; Cassara (Brandon) Cadwallader, Christopher Hall, Sophia Hall, Jacob Zeilinger, Lucas Zeilinger and Caleb Zeilinger; two great grandchildren; Everett and Rowan; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. She is preceded in death by her parents, husband; Richard, one son; David in infancy; two brothers; Robert and Harold Poeschl.

The family would like to thank the staff of The Homeplace in Durand, Kinnic Health Nursing Home in River Falls, St. Croix Hospice, Inclusa and Enoch Arhinful MD for all their loving care and support of Mom through her journey in dementia.

Memorial Mass will be 11:00AM Monday, March 28, 2022 at St. Henry Catholic Church in Eau Galle with Rev. Jerry Hoeser officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Visitation will be from 10:00AM until the time of services at the church on Monday.  

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


  1. Randy and Nancy Weber

    What great neighbors Dick and Lorraine were! I always enjoyed visiting with them when we did business back in the day. Our condolences to Dan, Dawn, Paul and their families.

  2. Dell Weisenbeck

    Eternal rest grant unto her O Lord and let perpetual light shine upon her. Amen

  3. Kathy (McRoberts) Awe

    I remember Lorraine so well, in addition to your Dad and you kids when I babysat you! Lorraine always had such a sweet smile and laugh! She was a wonderful lady who will be greatly missed by all who knew her. I also have to mention Kelly's mom, Judy, from working with her at the Insurance Center. Another great lady! Love to all, Kathy

  4. Patti Poeschl Black

    Aunt Lorraine was an Amazing Aunt. A truly special lady with cute sayings and a special laugh. She warmed your Heart. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

  5. Paula Smith

    To: Paul and Kelly Zeilinger and family

    So sorry for the loss of your grandmother and mother in law and mom I hope the memories you have are cherished from now until the end of time ill.keep you in my thoughts and prayers

  6. Paula Komro

    Lorraine was a sweet lady! She brought many laughs for my mom while at the Homeplace! Our deepest condolences.


    Lorriane was one of my mother's (Sis Poeschl Ellertson) favorite cousins. Those cousins were such fun, full of life, spunk, love and laughter. Bet they are having a grand time together now.

  8. Janine Endl

    Dawn and family, We are sorry to hear about your mom….I enjoyed her whenever we would see each other, and wish you our sympathies. All our best. Rick and Janine

  9. Joe and Jan Drier

    Our Condolences to Lorraine’s Family! She was a sweet lady!!

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