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French, Lorraine E.

Lorraine E. French, 94 of Tahlequah, Okla., formerly of Stanley, Wis., passed away on Monday, November 12, 2012. Lorraine was born April 19, 1918, in the town of Mayville, Clark County, Wis., the daughter of the late William and Ida (Wachsmuth) Jakel. She attended grade school and the first two years of high school in Curtiss, then graduated in 1936, from Abbotsford High School. She then attended Purdue University in Lafayette, Ind. and U.W. Stevens Point. Lorraine then taught school in Clark and Marathon County for six years. On February 14, 1948, she was united in marriage to Hugh French at the Lutheran Parsonage in Green Grove, Ind. After raising her family, Lorraine kept busy as a library aide for Clinton Prairie School. After retirement and moving to Stanley, she volunteered at the D.R. Moon Public Library, Our Savior's Lutheran Church, Victory Memorial Medical Center, the Historical Society and the A.A.L. Branch 1096.

Lorraine is survived by her two daughters, Lora (Dan) Neldon, of Tahlequah, Okla.; and Lois French of St. Paul, Minn.; five step-children, Betty Lou Skottet, Myrna Snell, Deana Bowman, Donna French, and Raymond French, three grandchildren, Shawn Dayan, Joshua Neldon, and Danae Neldon; and two great-grandchildren, Mathew and Connor Dayan. Her surviving siblings are Marguerite Jakel of Abbotsford, Wis.; and William Jakel Jr. of Portland, Ore. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Hugh in 1983; two stepsons, Eugene and James French; one sister in infancy, Emmaline Jakel; and brother, Bernard Jakel.

Funeral services will be at 11:30 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 16, 2012, at Epiphany Lutheran Church-Stanley, with Rev. Dan Welch officiating. Burial will follow at Evergreen Cemetery. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. Friday until time of service at the church. Plombon Funeral Service-Stanley assisted the family. In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made to Epiphany Lutheran Church of Stanley, Wis.

Published in the Marshfield News Herald on Nov. 15, 2012
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