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Lorraine V. Obernberger


Lorraine V.  Obernberger, 85 of Owen died Sunday February 12, 2012 at InnCare of Abbotsford.

Lorraine was born April 8, 1926 in Butternut, WI to the late Herman & Viola Bortz.

She graduated from Butternut High School and later attended the Beauty College of Milwaukee  She worked in Chicago as a beautician and in the Defense Plant during WWII.

On Dec, 17, 1949 she married the late Merlin Oberberger.  They farmed in Fifield, Oshkosh, and Owen. Lorraine was very active in the church and enjoyed gardening, music, piano lessons, traveling, and most of all spending a lot of time with her family and grandchildren.

Survivors include four daughters, Sandra (Gary) Sommer, Debra (late Randall) Thomas, Ronda (Dan) Gutenberger, ShyAnn (Douglas) Webb. Twelve Grandchildren, Meegan (Jim) Archambo, Michael (Marti ) Sommer. Alexis Sommer, Timoly (Eric) Brodhagen, Theodore (Sara) Sommer, Rachel (David) Baehr, Gina (Adam) Neace,  Jacki (Eugene) Stelzel, Matthew Thomas, Daya (Peter) DeVries, Jennifer (Todd )Raatz, Donna (Stephan) Felker and 22 great grandchildren. Two sisters, Wynette Obernberger, Lois Ledvina. Brother, Harold Bortz.

Memorial Service will be held at 12:00 p.m. on Saturday. Feb 18, 2012 at Zion Lutheran Church, 301 N. 2nd St, Colby.  Visitation will be held from 11:00 a.m. until the time of service at the church on Saturday.

A very special thank you to Penny Harrellson and staff at InnCare of Abbotsford, for the very loving care of our mother and grandmother.

In lieu of flowers-memorials will be given to a future designation.


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