She was born August 21st, 1929 in Madison, WI to Theodore and Cora (Hansen) Mell. She graduated from the DeForest High School in 1947. She was married to Henry Voegeli and had 3 Children. She married to Harold Madsen with 6 Boys. She later married to Edward Wiebrecht with 1 daughter.
She was loved by many and will be greatly missed by all who knew her. She worked for Adams Columbia cop and Bar Tended for 38 plus years at what is now called Moes.
She was a member and organ player at Friendship Congregational Bible Church for 40 years.
She is survived by her children: Harold Voegeli, Betty Voegeli-Stern (AL) Clara Thornton, James Madsen(Teresa) Jeff Madsen (Shialine) Frank Madsen (Tammy) Tim Madsen, Tom Madsen and April DeGuire (Kyle) and brother, Theodore Mell (Sharon). Further survived by 38 Grandchildren and 25 Great Grandchildren.
Lorraine was preceded in death by Henry Voegeli, Theodore Mell, Cora Mell, Edward Wiebrecht, Harold Madsen and Brothers, David Mell, Phillip Mell and son Jack Madsen.
Memorial Services will be held 12 Noon on Saturday, February 11th, 2023 at Friendship Congregational Bible Church, 100 Adams Street, Friendship, WI 53934.
Lorraine was a wonderful neighbor and friend. She always went out of her way to help others and share what she could. We loved her positive uplifting attitude in all that she did. We so appreciated her care and kindness in helping us with Margie and our special cat, Sammy. She set a good example for all of us on how to live a full life guided by God. Our deepest condolences to her family.
Ruth and Gib Check
April,Tim,and all of Lorraine s family. Sorry for your loss. She was a wonderful lady.
So very sorry for your family’s loss
My Pew Partner…
My Lunch Date…
My Better Half in Piano and Organ Duets…
My Hot Air Balloon Buddy…
Until we meet again…
Lorraine was a gracious friend, a woman I admired and who inspired me. I marveled at her spirit of adventure. Times dining in my home or eating out, she would share the amazing story of her life, and I came to know her as a woman of knowledge and accomplishment, with a big heart for us all. She shared happy times with my family, and we are comforted to know we will be with her again.
Psalm 73:26 My flesh and my heart faileth: but God is the strength of my heart, and my portion forever.
A man hath joy by the answer of his mouth: and a word spoken in due season, how good is it!
A fitting verse exemplified by this dear lady.
We will remember Lorraine for her quick wit and subtle humor. She was always looking for a bright side to the situation and was eager to share a smile and a wink. My family loved her and will miss hearing her play the organ on Sunday’s at church. She was faithful in her service to the Lord.
We have tears but for a moment , knowing we shall one day, see her again.
Dean, Terri Joy, Jared & RuthAnne
Lorraine was the kindest person I met upon arriving in Wisconsin. I fondly remember her asking me out to lunch and spending time getting to know me and I her. Little did I realize the many hours I would spend with Lorraine throughout her years as we worked at Reza’s Lakeview. Lorraine taught me the basics of shooting pool and basics of working the grill. Chit chatting as hours flew by some evenings or dragged by, either was a pleasant time spent with this caring, giving woman. She surprised me on my birthday one year by gifting me a jar of her delicious blackberry jam. Her devotion to her church and playing the organ warmed my heart and truly expressed the warm, gentle woman Lorraine was. Dearest Lorraine, I will miss you. With Love, Affy Tabrizi
Oh what a beautiful lady! Sure had some good times with her! My husband worked at adams Columbia and loved when he got called out and Lorraine was the dispatcher. Will miss seeing her. Keep those memories close.