McFARLAND - Lorraine A. Grell, age 91, of McFarland, WI died on Sunday morning, February 10, 2019 at her residence.
Lorraine was born on June 9, 1927, in Richland Center, WI, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph and Laura (Haas) Fischer. She married Leonard J. Grell on July 27, 1944.
They farmed for a period of time, then moved to Madison, and McFarland in 1969. She started foster care in 1966- 53 years of service. She worked at Graber's in Middleton. She fought and got the union started. She was an accountant, bookkeeper for Lens Garage and L&J Flatwork co.
She was a Realtor, Auctioneer, She did respite and helped many adults & children and a member of Badger Steam Gas Engine Club and Christ the King Catholic Church in McFarland. Survivors include Pat Hanson of Stoughton, Edith Grell of McFarland, Rita (James) Crawford of Stoughton, Mary Sue Grell of McFarland, John (Bonita) Grell of McFarland, Mike (Dorothy) Grell, Ricky Dexter/ Grell and Jimmy Grell of McFarland. Surviors also include 16 Grandchildren, 30 Great Grandchildren, and 2 Great Great Grandchildren. Surviving sisters are Elaine (Charles) Keen and Lilly (Jim) Anderson. Brother Louie Grell.
Preceded by death by her parents, husband Leonard, a daughter Patricia. Brothers Frank, Harold, and John Fischer, sisters Lucy Estes, Dorothy Larson, and Barb Estes.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 AM on Saturday February 16, 2019 at CHRIST THE KING CATHOLIC CHURCH, 5306 Main St. McFarland, with Fr. D. Stephen Smith presiding. Visitation will be from 9:30 - 11 at the church on Saturday. A luncheon will follow the funeral in the Parish Hall; burial will be at Highland Memory Garden in Cottage Grove.
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MIKE GRELL & FAMILY MY THOUGHTS & PRAYER ARE WITH YOU. PRAYERS OF HEALING. THOUGHTS OF HAPPY MEMORIES. MIKE YOU MAY NOT KNOW ME BY THIS NAME. WE KNEW EACH OTHER OVER 48 YEARS AGO. SO VERY SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS. MY NAME YOU MAY NOT EVEN REMEMBER.. BECKY JACOBS IT DOES NOT MATTER.. I REMEMBERED YOU AS A FRIEND. JUST WANTING TO LET YOU KNOW OUR PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU ALL. GOD SPEED TO YOUR MOTHER. GOD BLESS HER JOURNEY. OUR CONDOLENCES TO YOU ALL..
I love and miss you gram. Rest peacefully. I know your with us all and watching over us. Your always on my prayers. Hugs & kisses until we meet again. 💖
"Miss Lorraine" was a beautiful person. Kind, caring and full of heart for a lot of people. She will be missed. But her love of special people will always be remembered and appreciated.
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