Lorraine Nowak (1931 - 2013)

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Nowak, Lorraine D.

Lorraine D. Nowak, age 81, of Marshfield, formerly of Granton, passed away on January 8, 2013 at Ministry St. Joseph's Hospital in Marshfield. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 AM on January 19, 2013 at Zion Lutheran Church in Granton. The Rev. Daryn Bahn will officiate. Burial will be held in Lynn Cemetery. A time of visitation will be held from 3:00 until 6:30 PM on Friday, January 18, 2013 at the Hansen-Schilling Funeral Home in Marshfield and from 9:30 AM until time of services Saturday at the church.

Lorraine was born on November 5, 1931 in the Town of Lynn, Clark County, WI, the daughter of Rudolph and Laura (Reisner) Sternitzky. She received her education at Maple Grove Country School and graduated from Granton High School in 1949. Lorraine attended Wood County Normal Teacher's School in WI Rapids, graduating in 1951. She taught school for 6 ½ years in Clark and Waukesha Counties and was a teachers aide for Title 1 in the Granton Schools for many years.

Lorraine was united in marriage on April 12, 1958 to Anton "Tony" Nowak in Waukon, Iowa. He preceded her in death on December 16, 1965. She was a member of Christ Lutheran Church in Marshfield and the Solo-Parents Club. Lorraine loved working on family history, listening to country music, playing the guitar and playing bingo. She also loved teaching and working with children, volunteering at church and attending Bible Study.

She is survived by her three children: Roman M. (Diane) Nowak, Muskego, WI, Rebecca L. (Rauterberg), Honey Creek, WI and Randall A. Nowak, Cary, NC; five grandchildren: Stephanie Frank, Waukesha, WI, Anthony "AJ" Nowak, Wichita, KS, Spc. Andrew Rauterberg, Ft. Riley, KS, Joshua and Jonathan Nowak, Muskego, WI; four great-grandchildren: Tyler Reese, Waukesha, WI, Dylan Frank, Jackson, WI, Mason Gundrum, Kewaskum, WI and Mia Nowak, Wichita, KS. She is further survived by a sister, LaVonne "Dixie" Schmidt, Marshfield; two sisters-in-law, Marge Boyer, WI Rapids and Catherine Sternitzky, Pittsville; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Rudolph and Laura; her husband, Anton; three brothers, Warren, Forest and Leon Sternitzky.

Online condolences may be made at www.hansenschillingfuneralhome.com

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Published in the Marshfield News Herald on Jan. 16, 2013
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