Grace Lorraine Mayer, 95, of Fond
du Lac, died Saturday, January 11, 2020 at St. Francis Home.
She was born at the family
farm in Newport Township near Wisconsin Dells, the daughter of Palmer and Grace
Ellen (Ogle) Nelson. Mrs. Mayer graduated from Wisconsin Dells High School and
attended Stout Institute earning a B.S. in Foods and Nutrition.
On June 14, 1947,
she married Conrad Mayer at Bethany Lutheran Church, Wisconsin Dells.
Conrad and Lorraine Mayer
resided in Stratford, CT for eight years while Conrad was employed by the
Stratford Board of Education. Lorraine worked at General Electric in
Bridgeport, CT in the Food Research and Appliance Laboratory for two years.
Lorraine became a stay at home mother when they started their family. They
returned to Wisconsin in 1956. Lorraine enjoyed living in Two Rivers for ten
years and Fond du Lac for 50 years.
Lorraine has been a member of
Immanuel-Trinity Lutheran Church since 1968. She was a faithful volunteer of
the Fond du Lac Lutheran Home. She had many friends in the TOPS organization.
She was active in teachers’ associations, and she was a constant support to her
Survivors include: four
children, Conrad John of Fond du Lac, Dr. David (Tami) of Kiel, Steven of
Indianapolis, and Mary (Chuck) Moore of Madison; three grandchildren, Grace
(Kris) Faulls, David (Casey) Moore, and Julia Mayer; one step grandson, Bredan
Rach, one great grandchild Kaylee Faulls; a brother Donald (Anita) Nelson and
their four children, Peter (Toril), Nels (Sarah), Kari (Steve), and Sigrid
(Patrick) and six great nieces/nephews.
She was preceded in death by
her husband and parents; her father and mother in law (Conrad and Elsa Mayer).
Her older brother, John Gordon Nelson was killed in action during WWII.
VISITATION: Friends may call
on Friday, January 24, 2020 from 9:30 – 11:00 AM at Immanuel-Trinity Lutheran
Church, 20 Wisconsin American Drive, Fond du Lac.
FUNERAL: Funeral services will be held on Friday, January 24,
2020 at 11:00 AM at Immanuel-Trinity
Lutheran Church, with Rev. Tom Meyer officiating.
In lieu of flowers, memorials
may be directed to Immanuel Trinity Lutheran Church.
Kurki-Mach Funeral Chapel
& Crematory is serving the family, www.kurkimachfuneralchapel.com. 920-921-4420