Lorraine A. Lawson

Lorraine A. Lawson

Lorraine A. Lawson

Lorraine A. Lawson, 93, of Monroe Center, Wisconsin, passed away on September 7, 2023, at Aspirus Riverview Hospital in Wisconsin Rapids. She was born on September 3, 1930, in Chicago, Illinois, to Hans and Anna Bertermann.

Lorraine grew up in Chicago and worked for Pioneer Bank before marrying Franklin P. Lawson on July 8, 1967. Together, they embarked on numerous adventures, exploring destinations such as Alaska, Hawaii, and Germany. They cherished their winters as “Sno-Birds”; seeking warmer climates.

Lorraine enjoyed square dancing, sewing, horses, and loved to watch the birds come to her many birdfeeders. She and Franklin were dedicated members of the Sand County Campers, sharing their love for camping with others.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Hans and Anna Bertermann;  her in-laws, Edward P. and Fern E. Lawson; brother-in-law, Robert Eads; and  sister-in-law, Joanne Heubner.

Lorraine is survived by her loving husband, Franklin, her brother, Wayne (Ginger), and nieces and nephews: Karyn (Jerry), Bob (Val), Margie (Mike), Janice (Marc), Tammy, and Todd; as well as her brother-in-law, Donald; sister-in-law, Blanche; and dear friend, Rich Kilps. She was further survived by numerous great-nieces and great-nephews, including 1 great-great niece.

Funeral services will be held at 12:00 Noon on Saturday, September 23, 2023, at Roseberry’s Funeral Home in Friendship, Wisconsin, with visitation starting at 11:00 a.m. until the time of service. Interment will follow at Monroe Center Cemetery.

The family kindly requests that memorials be directed in Lorraine’s memory to support the Riverside Bible Camp, 6355 County Rd DD, Amherst, WI 54406

Roseberry’s Funeral Home is providing assistance to the family.

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  1. Betty Allen says:

    My deepest condolences go out to her entire family! I spent some time with both Fank and Lorraine. I enjoyed swapping recipes and talking about everything she had done. Such wonderful stories that I will cherish forever! RIP Lorraine and prayers go out to all

  2. pat Holm Jodarski says:

    Frank so sorry for your loss know so well it is hard to deal with loss of a life partner God bless you and with all family and friends

  3. Lynn Novak says:

    Thoughts n prayers to Frank n family. So sorry to hear about Lorraine. Had helped both her n frank n appreciated the time I got to know her. She w be remembered n greatly missed.

    Lynn N.

  4. Todd Huebner says:

    I will always remember our one week trip down the Grand Canyon on the Great Colorado River in rubber rafts. Lorraine and Frank, my mom and dad; Don & Joanne Huebner, along with Wayne, Lorraine’s brother! It was a true adventure! Thank you Lorraine & Frank for doing that, and much more for me!
    Love always,
    Todd Huebner

  5. Jeremy and Heather Cramer and Family says:

    Frank we are so sorry to hear about Lorraine. We have many fun memories with her at the farm. She always knew how to make us laugh and her stories were always entertaining about her adventures. She will be missed by many, but had a wonderful life. Frank, our family is thinking about you and sending our love and hugs.

  6. Sam W & Marilyn Baggs says:

    So saddened to hear of Lorraine passing. We had many happy years & fun times with Frank & Lorraine as part of the Sand County Campers. Sending sympathy, blessings & love.

  7. Charlene Robb says:

    Frank, I am sorry to hear about Lorraine. The two of you have been such dear friends of ours. I will keep you in my prayers. God Bless!

  8. Jodi Helgeson says:

    Always a joy to visit with. Our sympathy to you all

  9. Julie and Bob Goodhue says:

    We are so sorry to hear this. Lorraine & Frank were good friends to my parents over the years. You are in our thoughts & prayers, Frank at this sad time. May your good memories sustain you in the days ahead.

  10. Peg Lecy says:

    I’m so sorry on your loss. Lorraine was a fabulous lady. May God family and comfort you during this difficult time