Lorraine Kroening -- St. Charles

November 27, 2018

Lorraine Ruth Kroening, 89, of St. Charles, died Friday, Nov. 23, 2018, at Whitewater Health Services in St. Charles.

Lorraine was born Jan. 16, 1929, in St. Charles, to Joseph and Celia (Pearce) Ryan. On Oct. 27, 1947, she married Robert Kroening in St. Charles. Together they raised six children. Lorraine devoted her life to her family, making sure they were always taken care of. Once the grandchildren came, Lorraine really found her calling in life. She loved being a grandma and great-grandma. She and Bob spent a lot of time traveling and camping, often taking grandchildren with them camping at Okoboji. Lorraine never missed a birthday party or gathering that she was invited to. She also enjoyed doll collecting, word search books, playing cards and Bingo. Lorraine was a faithful member of Berea Moravian Church and active in the Berea Women’s Fellowship. After 61 years of marriage, Bob passed away in 2008. On Oct. 3, 2009, she married Duane Nienow, and he passed away in 2016.

She is survived by five children, Wayne (Lynda), Kim (Marie), Patrick (Penny) all of St. Charles, Craig (Rose) of Eyota and Tami (Mike) Heim of St. Charles; daughter-in-law, Robin Kroening; 17 grandchildren; 40 great-grandchildren; sister, Rita (Dave) Hengel; and many nieces and nephews.

Lorraine was preceded in death by her husband, Bob; son, Terry; three brothers; and two sisters.

Memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 28, at Berea Moravian Church, with the Rev. Franklin C. Jones officiating. Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday at Hoff Funeral & Cremation Service — St. Charles, and one hour prior to the service at church. She will be laid to rest at Hillside Cemetery.

Please share a memory of Lorraine, sign her online guestbook and view her video tribute when it becomes available at www.hofffuneral.com.

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