Lorraine Wetherell

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Lorraine Adaline Wetherell

July 10, 2014

Lorraine Adaline Wetherell, age 90, passed away Thursday, July 10, 2014 at HealthPark Care Center in Fort Myers, Florida.

Lorraine was born July 1, 1924 in Ogilvie, MN to Paul and Alvina Besser; the youngest of thirteen children. She grew up in Marble, MN and graduated from Greenway High School in 1942. She attended the Minneapolis Business College, graduating in 1943 as a legal secretary.

Lorraine was united in marriage to Robert Wetherell on May 27, 1950 at Grace Lutheran Church in Marble, MN. Prior to her marriage, she worked at the Spellacy Law Office in Marble.

In 1953, Bob and Lorraine moved to Grand Rapids, where they made their home until 1987, when they retired to Fort Myers, FL.

In the late 1950's - early 1960's, Lorraine worked in the office of the Probate Court at the Itasca County Court House in Grand Rapids. She was preceded in death by her parents and her twelve brothers and sisters.

She is survived by her husband of 64 years, Robert; daughter Randy Rios; and grandsons, Christopher and Kevin Rios who could always make her laugh and who adored her.

A memorial gathering will be held on Monday, July 21, 2014 at 1:00PM at the Harvey Engelhardt Funeral Home at 1600 Colonial Blvd in Fort Myers.

Please visit www.harvey-engelhardt.com to leave the family a condolence.


Funeral Home
Harvey Engelhardt Funeral & Cremation Services
1600 Colonial Blvd Fort Myers, FL 33907
(239) 936-2177
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Published in The News-Press on July 19, 2014
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