Lorraine M. Eldred

Lorraine M. Eldred, age 87, of Stockbridge, died on Wednesday, March 4, 2015 at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Appleton. She was born May 28, 1927 in the Town of Woodville, daughter of the late Herbert & Gertrude (Cook) Fisch. Lorraine married Russell Eldred on June 13, 1950 at St. John Catholic Church in the Town of Woodville; he preceded her in death on October 7, 1970. Lorraine farmed her entire life in the Town of Stockbridge; a calling she took very seriously and treasured each moment farming side by side with her son, Francis, until her retirement in 2000. In her earlier years, Lorraine also worked at Brant as a server and cook in the kitchen. She was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church in Stockbridge where she also belonged to the Christian Women. She further belonged to the Farm Bureau, and the Stockbridge Legion Auxiliary. Lorraine was an outgoing lady who always looked for ways to help and serve others. She tended a large garden where fresh veggies were harvested, canned, and served with her delicious home made dinners complete with fresh dessert. In her free time, Lorraine enjoyed time spent at parades, dancing, and looked forward to attending church picnics, especially Stockbridge’s. Later in life, Lorraine took pleasure in watching the Green Bay Packers and the UW Badgers, and was able to experience new things through her travels in the United States. Family was certainly most important to Lorraine. She was a loving and devoted mother who also loved watching her grandchildren grow in age and experience. Survivors include her children: Wayne (Kathleen) Eldred, Judith Ann Steffes and her fiancé Duane Retzlaff, Richard (Cindy) Eldred, Steven (JoAnn) Eldred, JoAnn (Dennis) Turney, Nancy Eldred; her grandchildren: Jamie (Cathy), Cory (Peggy), Amanda (Kevin), Ryan (Barb), Chad (Bekki), Sara, Charlotte (Chad), & Doug; her great grandchildren: Melannie, Hailey, Michael, Ariana, Alex, Emily, Collin, & Cole; and 3 sisters: Jeanne Anthony, Marjorie Stebane, & Marian Dorn. Lorraine is further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; a son: Francis; a son-in-law: Robert Steffes; a brother: Kenneth Fisch; and a special friend: Russell Hunter. Funeral services will be at 11:00 am on Monday, March 9, 2015 at St. Mary Catholic Church in Stockbridge with the Rev. Michael Betley officiating. Friends may call at the Wieting Family Funeral Home (411 W. Main St.) in Chilton from 12:00 Noon until 3:00 pm on Sunday, March 8, 2015 and on Monday at the Church from 10:00 am until 10:45 am. A Parish Vigil Service will be held Sunday afternoon at the funeral home following the visitation. A memorial fund has been established in the name of Lorraine Eldred.

Lorraine’s family would like to thank the hospice nurses, as well as all of the doctors and nurses at St. Elizabeth Hospital for all of the loving care that was shown to her and her entire family. – See more at: http://www.wietingfuneralhome.com/obituaries/lorraine-m-eldred/#sthash.ys3M01v9.dpuf