Lorraine Stobaugh
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PEORIA - Lorraine B. Stobaugh, 91, of Peoria passed away at 1:55 p.m., Friday, April 26, 2013, at Bel-Wood Nursing Home in Peoria.

She was born July 30, 1921, in Peoria, Ill., to Albert and Lorraine Dinquel. She married Fred Stobaugh on June 26, 1940, in Peoria, Ill.

She was preceded in death by her parents; one brother; one sister; and one son-in-law, Rocky Hemp Sr.

Surviving are her husband of 73 years, Fred Stobaugh of Peoria; and three daughters, Pamela Chamberlain, Marcy Hemp of Bartonville and Valarie (Mark) Mason of Peoria. Also surviving are four grandchildren, Rocky (Anne) Hemp Jr, Angie (Jeff) Brabson, Sarah and Samuel Mason; five great-grandchildren, one great-great-granddaughter; and one sister, Donna Gorgas.

Lorraine was a graduate of Woodruff High School and worked as a line checker with Hiram Walker for 25 years before retiring in 1978.

She enjoyed taking bus trips with her husband, spending time with her grandchildren and sharing a lifetime of love with her husband.

A funeral service will be Tuesday, April 30, 2013, at 11 a.m. at the Davison-Fulton Bartonville Chapel, with visitation one hour prior to the service. Pastor Harold Green will officiate. Burial will follow the service at Lutheran Cemetery in Peoria.

Memorials may be made to Home Care Solutions.

Please visit Lorraine's story at www.davison-fulton-bartonvillechapel.com.

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Published in Peoria Journal Star on Apr. 28, 2013.
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December 27, 2015
You are not forgotten. Greetings from Germany.
Rolf Hauff
August 22, 2014
Thank you Fred, for your lovely song! My grown son heard it last year when I bought it, and cried. My daughter in law heard it today as I told her about it, and we both cried again. You did us all a favor by sharing this song. Many couples will never experience the joy of so many years together with the one they love, and I think this song makes us hope that our lives will be as full of love as yours and Lorraine's was. I know that it's not always easy being married, after just 24 yrs, but I can only imagine the love after 75yrs! Anything worth having is worth fighting for...and in the end, the reward of a love you both shared! We thank you for sharing your story. Her memory still lingers on...
Susanna Ortiz
June 25, 2014
Fred, I once again watched your video and wasn't surprised at all that it had over 6 million hits. It reminds me of what we all want: someone to love and to be loved. Thank you and Jacob for sharing it with the world.
Louise Henley
May 23, 2014
Rest in Peace! Force Fred! Be With God
Pereira, Matheus
April 29, 2014
My grandparents were married on June 26, 1944. They had a love like no other. Identical to the love between the Stobaughs. I had the pleasure of having my daughter on June 26, 2004 on their 60th wedding anniversary. We didn't know how much time we had left. My loving grandpa passed in 2005. Sweet Lorraine passed on my 39th birthday. I didn't know you but, in my heart I do now. Blessings Fred.
M Adams
April 26, 2014
Dear Fred:

May God bless you and comfort you on Lorraine's anniversary. Maria
April 25, 2014
love you Fred. May you find peace in the love you had.
Love Erick
April 23, 2014
It's been almost one year since Sweet Lorraine left this earth, but the beautiful lyrics that her loving husband, Fred, wrote for her and Green Shoe Studio recorded was such a touching tribute. I am sorry for your loss Fred and thank you for sharing your love story with us all. It is an inspiration and encouragement; a true picture of a lifetime of devoted love!
Debbie Stierwalt
March 26, 2014
May you know peace in God's embrace.
Jeremy Reed
February 7, 2014
Wow! If we could all be this blessed. Your story has touched our hearts, my husband and I have been married 28 years now, good as well... Thanks Fred and Lorraine for reminding us to cherish every day. You truly did have a Real Love Story. Thanks.
Charlotte Madani
January 18, 2014
I was very touched by your story. It is a true love story. We need more marriages to last like yours.
Judy Gutierrez
January 11, 2014
"Oh Sweet Lorraine ... I wish we could do all the good times over again ..."

What a wonderful musical tribute from Fred to Lorraine! I have never met these beautiful people, but the song that Fred wrote will live forever.

Thank you for sharing your love with the rest of us!
Susan Osada
January 10, 2014
Although I did not know you I really am touched by your love story. I'm deeply sorry for your loss Fred and I hope you will continue to be an inspiration for everyone. This just shows true love and it is so sweet that you wrote her a song. Rest in peace Lorraine
Jessica Keegan
January 9, 2014
Fred- I am so sorry for your loss. I am so touch by your story. I just heard the song you wrote for your wife. I am so touched. I plan to listen to this song everyday to remind me of what true love is. I lost both my parents recently. They had a love like yours and this song reminds me of them. Thanks again for sharing your story.
Siobhan Beccalori
December 11, 2013
Take comfort in the knowledge that she is safe on the other side, and though not with you physically, will never leave you. My sincere condolences. Thank you for sharing your story with us, in the form of a song. What a fabulous tribute. Hugs to her family.
Di H
December 11, 2013
What a treasure your words are for your wife Lorraine. To be together for 75 years is so awesome. We want to send you Fred and your family our deepest sympathy for your loss. To be able to see our loved ones on paradise earth after God's War of Armageddon, will be so wonderful. Our thoughts are with the family.
Swastika, Ontario Canada
November 20, 2013
Your love is very inspiring to me, especially in the world we live in, where people are apathetic and colder every day, where commitments and relationships are not taken seriously. The love of his wife for you and vice versa, which made ??you stay together for long 75 years, will touch many people, so like me, who still cherish true love, one that surpasses all... A big, warm hug Mr. Stobaugh, from Isabel Salete S. Almeida, Brazil.
Isabel Almeida
October 27, 2013
My sister and I cried out eyes out to watch Fred's video. Lucky family to have and I know his song will bring others hope for the same type of loving marriage. Thank you Fred. Bless you.
Augustine Henley Spiceland, Indiana
October 27, 2013
My sister and I cried out eyes out to watch Fred's video. Lucky family to have and I know his song will bring others hope for the same type of loving marriage. Thank you Fred. Bless you.
Augustine Henley Spiceland, Indiana
Augustine Pain
October 25, 2013
I have enjoyed your tribute to Lorraine in the song you wrote over and over and have posted it on Facebook for my family and friends to see and hear. A love like yours is such a blessing and I had that with my husband Joe even though we only got to be together 24 years. I still miss him so much after almost six years as I know you miss Lorraine. God bless you Fred.
Gerry Warren
October 20, 2013
Mr. Stobaugh thank you for sharing your beautiful love story with the world. I cry every time I watch the video. I'm so very sorry for your loss. Lorraine must have been very very special lady. So full of life. My husband and I have been married for over 31 years now, we dated for three years. My husband is my world and I hope and pray that we will be blessed to be married as long as you and your precious wife were. God bless you and your family.
Cindy Hudson
October 8, 2013
Dear Mr. Stobaugh, thank you for sharing your feelings for your wife with the world. You have made it a warmer place. It's inspiring to listen to your song and read about you two. I'm sure you made her very happy once more, like countless times before.

Best regards from Brazil,
Lucas Fonseca
October 5, 2013
This song is the most wonderful romantic song i have ever heard. It came from deep in your heart and touched to my soul immediately.
Liana Tran
October 4, 2013
Mr. Stobaugh, thank you for sharing your tribute to your lovely wife. God bless you and please take good care of yourself.
September 25, 2013
To Fred and the Stobaugh Exteneded Families - My deepest sympathies to all of you on the loss of Lorraine. My thanks too, to Fred for his words and song in tribute to Lorraone. I am touched by how much you love each other and how that love can be felt and now shared by so many others who never had the opprotunity to meet or know you both personnally. Thank you!
Ernie Harben
September 21, 2013
Dear Mr. Stobaugh, I was fortunate to see you on Fox News this morning and hear the beautiful song you wrote for your wonderful Lorraine. What a wonderful love and life you had with her! I am very sorry for your loss, and I'll pray for you and Lorraine tonight.
Debbie Fitts
September 21, 2013
Dear Mr Stobaugh,
Your tribute to your wife Lorraine brought tears to my eyes and prayers from my heart for you! May you continue to keep Lorraine's memory and your love for her alive!
anna roma
September 21, 2013
"Oh Sweet Lorraine." How beautiful!
September 21, 2013
My deepest sympathy at your loss. Thank you for sharing your tribute to your wife and reminding us that true love is God-given and a little taste of heaven on earth. May God bless and know that you will see her again.
September 21, 2013
Mr. Stobaugh, I am very sorry for your loss. Please take comfort in knowing that your precious love for your wife has touched the hearts of countless people. I get goosebumps and tears every time I hear Oh Sweet Lorraine. I think your message of love and devotion will have a positive impact on many marriages. May God bless you and your family with peace.
September 18, 2013
Mr. Fred Stobaugh, you have given me hope that one day I can find love that is as pure and as beautiful as the one you had with beautiful Lorraine. Thank you. - From Miami,FL
Ary R
September 13, 2013
Dearest Fred...Your beautiful tribute to your wife Lorraine touch my life at the core. She surely was a treasure of the heart and thank you for sharing your love and devotion with all of us.
Your song is a bright light and lifts me up every time I listen to it.
September 11, 2013
Oh, Fred...how you have so eloquently shown the world the way marriage was intended to be! Love that lasts 'til death do us part' and beyond! My husband and I are inspired and made more acutely aware of the brevity of life and our precious days together. May you continue to find comfort in the days ahead and thank you from the bottom of my heart.
September 9, 2013
God Bless you, Fred! Lorraine will be waiting with open arms from you in heaven. Meanwhile, she will always be with you in spirit and song. You've made her memory even more precious sharing it with the world. We are all now blessed! Thank you!
Lisa Baldwin
September 8, 2013
i loved your song! and the singer who sang it has an amazing voice as well. so sorry for your loss - from Nova Scotia, Canada.
September 8, 2013
Wonderful, sweet, moving song. A tribute to Lorraine, to Fred, and the sanctity of marriage. Thank you, Fred. You have done an amazing thing with your song, "Sweet Lorraine". I don't cry often when I listen to songs, but I do every time I hear this.
Toni Furber
September 6, 2013
Your story of love has affected me deeply.

No mere words can describe the gratitude I have, towards you, for enriching my life.

Thank you.
God Bless.
Tim Noone
September 6, 2013
Dear Mr.(Fred) Stobaugh;
I have also seen your story on you tube, and want to tell you how awesome I found your song to your beloved wife. You were and will be a beautiful couple forever! I certainly hope that your daughters have been able to follow suit with the wonderful example you gave them. God Bless you! In all your photos, I can see on your face how much you loved her.
September 5, 2013
You haven't lost her Fred. You will do the good times over again. She is in your arms dancing with you to your song of love.
September 5, 2013
Fred I saw your story and heard your song. It is so beautiful and moving. Your love reminds me of the love me and my husband have together. You are very blessed to have had 75 years together. God bless you and I know she's looking down and watching over you.
Roslyn Sambles
September 5, 2013
Dear Fred,

Your love story told by a song, and very touching story. Memories of Lorraine are being shared to many others, and we all know that she was truly as special as you are sharing it with us. Thank you for the gift, and God Bless.
Sean Rigby
September 4, 2013
We want to send you Fred, our deepest sympathy for the loss of your wife Lorraine. The future will be wonderful after God's War of Armageddon, when you will see your wife live again on earth. Our thoughts are with your family at this sad time.
Raymonde and Donat Bourgeois, Swastika, ON Canada
September 3, 2013
Dear Mr. Colgan (Fred),

My sincerest deepest condolences on the loss of your beautiful and loving wife. Your love story and song touched my heart and moved me to tears. It's so sad that we don't see "love" like yours today. Society can learn so much from your story book love and marriage. Your inspirational lyrics and song is a fitting and lasting testamentary tribute that everyone can learn from. Anyone could be so lucky to have been loved half as much. You were both very blessed to have found each other and to have shared so much together. May God bless you and your family during this difficult time.
Maria Williams
September 3, 2013
Lorraine, If you could only hear the beautiful song your Fred has written for you! He's very popular now, a BIG hit worldwide! You were obviously very special to him :)
September 2, 2013
Fred you are a very lucky man. I cried during your song because I have never had a love like that. I think when we all get married we believe we will have what you and Lorraine had. But life is cruel. So, well done my man. You will soon be with her forever.
September 2, 2013
Dear Fred, your song was beautiful, thank you all marriages should end this way. What brought me to tears the most was when you said it was like a dream. My Dad said the same thing in 2005 when Mom passed. Life does go on but like in your lyrics it's never the same. God bless J
September 2, 2013
Dear Mr. Stobaugh,
I have much on my mind but first I want you to know how very touching and tender I found the story behind your song and lyrics to be.

I just lost my mother in April, on the 8th (2013), just a few days before your Lorraine. My father had died 21 years earlier. If my dad had outlived my mother, I think that he would have wanted to write a song as you did. He truly loved her. They got married in 1942, just a couple years later than you.

My husband and I have been married for 42 years, we are married "until death do us part". Your song and story have given me a new and fresh commitment to be a loving wife to him.

I thought how loving you were to write this song, it has your heart in it. I know people have said what a loving man and inspiration you have been, I completely agree. I do know, however, that it takes two people to make a marriage and your "sweet Lorraine" must have been loving and inspirational as well.

I hope that you are able to cope with her loss in the days to come. Thank you for sharing your song. I would like to have known both of you. I hope that you feel the blessings of those around you but more importantly the blessings of God.

With Much Appreciation,
Susan M
Susan M
September 1, 2013
Dear Fred, Thank you so much for being such a fantastic loving husband. Your youtube movie touched my heart tremendously. The words of the song you wrote for your Sweet Lorraine has shown the rest of the world what true love really is. I pray God blesses you richly, as you have blessed all that have been able to have the priveledge of hearing the precious words of your song. Sincerely, Carolyn
September 1, 2013
Thank you, Fred, for sharing your story and song with the world. You are a special couple that will one day be reunited. Blessings from Manassas, Virginia!
September 1, 2013
Dear Mr. Stobaugh,
I live here in Africa but have been touched by your story, too. I can't stop watching your video and listening to "Oh Sweet Lorraine!" What incredible love the two of you shared. And for 75 years! May God continue to bless you and give you the fortitude you need at this evidently difficult time. My prayers are with you and thank you for being a blessing to millions around the world.
September 1, 2013
I saw the song dedicated from her husband to her, so touching, I cried when I watch it, I think the whole world did as well. rest in peace.
September 1, 2013
God Bless you sir! Your heart and faithfulness towards your dear wife is touching so many! Thank you for sharing Lorraine with those who never even knew her, and giving the world a precious example of true love.
Diane L.
September 1, 2013
I am so sorry for your loss, I no we never met but your utube video and story of your love for your wife touched my heart, Thank you, Lorraine I am sure is very proud, Here is the link for others should they come across my condolences. May God bless you.. Copy and past in to google link for Fred's song" Oh Sweet Lorraine"

September 1, 2013
Prayers for you Fred. :)
Vicki Gossard
September 1, 2013
Fred, you are an inspiration to all married people. Your true love can help us all believe that love can be undying and unconditional. Condolences to you and yours on this deep loss.
Ashley Ritchie
August 31, 2013
August 31, 2013
Dear Fred,
My deep, sincere sympathy on the loss of your wife, Lorraine. Your love will live on forever. You and Lorraine were so very lucky to have 75 years together. Hugs and love to you.
Ann M
August 31, 2013
Mr Stobaugh, I've just come across your YouTube Documentary. What a wonderful & loving Man you are. God Bless you & your Family. Thank you for sharing your wonderful story & song with the world. You've given us hope in these worrisome days....
August 31, 2013
Dear Mr. Stobaugh,
So many talk, write and sing about love, commitment and family values. More importantly, you Sir, have lived and walked these noblest actions.

Thank you for sharing your love and life story through your song "Sweet Lorraine." You have led by stellar example and in so doing have touched, blessed and encouraged so many people around the world. Your love story lives on....

I know Lorraine is with you in spirit and smiling down on you.
Sincerely, Kathryn Griffin Cullen
Kathryn Griffin Cullen
August 31, 2013
Mr. Stobaugh,
How blessed you were to find the love of your life and have the chance to spend 75 years with her. What a testimony of TRUE LOVE and FAITHFULNESS you've been to the younger generations.
Doug & Sandy Wade
August 31, 2013
Mr. Stobaugh, The story about your's and Lorraine's 75 years together and your song touched me greatly. What a sweet time you shared together. I cry every time I watch your video or show it to someone new. She must have been a very special lady. You are in our prayers!
Ellen Williams
August 31, 2013
Dearest Mr. Stobaugh...your song and your story have touched me deeply. I am so sorry for your loss. Love is such an amazing thing! Thank you for sharing your story. God bless you!
Rita P.
August 30, 2013
Fred, thank you for letting your love and faith lead you to send your song to that contest. Look where the love you & your sweet Lorraine had/have is going: to all the corners of this world, to lives in which this expression of eternal love may be the most love they've ever known as well as lives that have known such love (though few have known it for three-quarters of a century!). I thank God for this blessing, bestowed through your inspiration, because it is touching so many hearts! There's no doubt that your sweet Lorraine hears this and knows you'll soon be reunited, because such a love never really parts. God bless you!
Julie Kay Smithson
August 30, 2013
Dear Fred,
Your beautiful song is so sweet. You are such a dear man, I know Lorraine had a lovely and wonderful life with you. You have written a tribute that will be a favorite for many, for a long, long time. Thanks you for showing love can be real. It is a very heart wrenching and heart warming song. I wish that you could do it all over again too, and perhaps you will in heaven.
Warmest regards,
Cathy Young
August 30, 2013
MR Stobaugh i got tears to my eyes watching this film on youtube and to listen to your song to your lovely wife, i an sure she if listening to this song up there. You are showing people that true love still exist.

I wish you all the best
Patrick Alain
August 30, 2013
Mr. Stobaugh, you and your beautiful wife, Lorraine are truly an inspiration. You beam with kindness and pure love... I went to a songwriter's workshop for the first time a few weeks ago and you inspire me to keep my heart open for love and for the love of writing music! Thank you sir, for being strong enough to wear your beautiful heart on your sleeve! God bless you and your family.
Carolyn Cassel
August 30, 2013
How lucky was Lorraine that you found her! You're a handsome, wonderful guy. And you're right, what a very pretty woman she was. I'm sure you miss her terribly but I hope her memory and the appreciation and affection you're receiving because of your story and your song warm you and are a boon. Best wishes to you and your family.
August 29, 2013
Mr. Stobaugh, your love story has touched so many, and your song will carry Lorraine's memory on for many years to come. I can only imagine how much you miss the love of you life. Just know that one day you will be together again--in God's time. May God Bless and keep you forever Fred!
Nancy McFarland
August 29, 2013
Mr. Stobaugh, Your song is lovely. I have to believe with the millions of times people have played your song, Lorraine has surely heard it lifted to heaven by now. Thank you for sharing that beautiful tribute to your wife.
R. Bahr
August 29, 2013
Mr. Stobaugh, I just watched your story and video. It was wonderful to see the love you have for your wife, Lorraine. The lyrics and song are beautiful! Blessings to you and your family.
Cameshia Cargle
August 29, 2013
Thoughts and Prayers to the Stobaugh family. I just watched the video of Fred and his song. Absolutely touching, and amazing.
Steve Hall
August 29, 2013
Mr. Stobaugh I hope you get a chance to read everything that has been written about you and your wife. You are an extraordinary example of what is truly important in life. You did not complain about anything negative, but choose to live in the memories of the positives from your life. Your wife would be very proud. If you ever need anything (no matter how small), please ask!!!
Tara Flenke
August 29, 2013
I feel like I know you and Lorraine. I hope to have exactly what the 2 of you had. With so much love-
Abby Terry
August 29, 2013
Dear Fred,

I've watched your video several times, and each and every time brings tears to my eyes.

Your generation is such a special generation that had such love of God, country, and family. Your devotion and commitment to your wife, is a testimony to a world that desperately needs to recapture such values.

You sir, have blessed me, and may the good Lord bless and keep you.

Mrs. Stephanie Hunley/ Ohio
Stephanie Hunley
August 29, 2013
Thanks Lorraine. From Rotterdam, The Netherlands.

Paul van Laak
August 28, 2013
I, like many others just watched your beautiful story about you and your wife on Facebook and cried as I watched you talk about her. The song is beautiful! May she rest in peace and may God bless you always.
Vicki Gossard
August 28, 2013
Mr Stobaugh, I have come to this website after hearing of the wonderful love you shared with your wife and have fallen in love with your story and can't hear the words and melody of your song enough! Thank you for your letter/song and thank you especially for sharing it with the world! My prayer is that you WILL be with her again!
Cheryl Williams
August 28, 2013
Fred I am sorry for your lost of your wife Lorraine. I just watched your story and song it brought a tear to my eye. What a wonderful tribute to your wife. I am sure she is looking down at you from heaven with a big smile on her face. God bless!
Tammy Tillapaugh
August 28, 2013
I cannot begin to tell you how much your story, and your love for your wife, has touched my life - And in an extremely profound way.
I only wish that I am able to know one half the happiness that you two have known.
God Bless You Both.
Tim Noone
August 28, 2013
Dear Fred,
My daughter-in-law told me about your story on Facebook. I kept thinking I knew the name, Lorraine Stobaugh. Yes I did, after listening and viewing the video I had to know for sure. I searched the funeral homes in Bartonville for her obituary and sure enough there she was. Her picture as beautiful as I remembered her. I worked with Lorraine at Hiram Walkers. She was a very nice lady. I am so happy that you both could enjoy so many years together. What a beautiful love story. And what a beautiful song. God Bless You.
Nancy Fischer (Glasford, Il)
Nancy Fischer
August 28, 2013
Dear Fred, watching you talk about your wife reminded me of my dad. We recently lost my mom and he is just lost without her (so am I). But day by day, with God's help we are able to cope and remember all of the happy memories that remain. Thanks so much for sharing your story. I'm sure Lorraine really appreciates it from Heaven.
August 28, 2013
Thank you for sharing your love for Lorraine with us. Many of us have come to love you and your beautiful wife.
August 28, 2013
Mr. Stobaugh; may God bless and comfort you for your loss. I only know about your beautiful Lorraine through your beautiful tribute of your love for one another. Yours is truly a marriage made in heaven. Thank you sir for your gift to all of us. I too lost my father, on April 26, of 2002. My faith tells me that we shall see them once again. May God bless and take care of you and your family.
Maria C.
August 28, 2013
Sorry for your loss Mr. Stobaugh. Thank you for sharing your sweet song dedicated to your precious Lorraine. Simply beautiful...
Jennifer S
August 28, 2013
Thank you for sharing your love story with us. Tears are rolling down my cheeks as I type this...Oh sweet Lorraine..
August 28, 2013
Dear Fred,

What an amazing thing you've done- while Lorraine is always on your mind, now she's on all of ours too! You were very lucky to have each other as long as you did, and a love like yours will never die. Thank you so much for sharing your feelings for your beautiful wife - you are not alone in missing her.

Lots of love
August 28, 2013
Thanks for sharing your love with the world, Mr. Stobaugh. Every now and then, we need reminding that love is all that really matters.
Pamela W
August 28, 2013
Beautiful love. Thank you Mr. & Mrs. Stobaugh.
Betty Oppel
August 28, 2013
so sorry for your loss Fred. Lorraine seems like she was really special. You were so lucky to have 75 years together. But I know her loss is really tough. Love you. Thank you for your song. I cry every time I hear it and think of my grandparents. Blessings on you.
carol n
August 27, 2013
I loved seeing all the photos of Lorraine and Fred. The song is so beautiful, I can't stop humming and singing it. We are unable to attend a family wedding because of work demands and distance, the parents asked us to send the bride and groom some thoughts on marriage, so I sent them Fred's song because I could not imagine a sweeter tribute to a good marriage, enduring love and a lifetime of happiness. Thank you so much, Fred for this gift of love. Our hearts go out to you, just from the photos you can see how sweet your dear Lorraine was!
Vicki Rodriguez
August 27, 2013
One of the prettiest & most touching songs I have ever heard. My heart breaks for you.
August 27, 2013
Lucky man that could share this kind of love for 75 years. An inspiration to all. Thank you so much for your song. You are a gentle soul.
Maria Gonzalez
August 27, 2013
The most heartfelt song I ever heard, and I listen and love all kinds of music. It actually made me closer to my wife and made me want to be a better husband. The life Lorraine lived, still lives on in all of us. Thank you for sharing your story in a song.
Kevin Littlejohn
August 27, 2013
Thank you for sharing your love story. It has touched my heart deeply. I will never take the time I spend with my husband and family for granted. Im still wiping the tears away. Thank you so very very much.
Lisa Jackson
August 27, 2013
What a wonderful story of a man's true love for his wife. I found your song to Lorraine very inspiring and Fred, you are a true inspiration. I wish you and your family the best at this difficult time and your true love will always live on in your heart. May god bless you.
jerri baltic
August 27, 2013
I found your & Lorraine's story and the video of your song on Facebook and was led here. I wanted to extend my condolences to you and all who love Lorraine. What a wonderful testament of a great and enduring love. Hugs and love from all of us!
Clu Carradine
August 27, 2013
With tears in my eyes - Sweet Lorraine
August 27, 2013
I am one of the many who came to hear "Oh Sweet Lorraine" online. What a special legacy Lorraine has given the world---a love that knows no limits. Know that your family is in my heart and prayers as you grieve for this very special lady.
Gillian Trumbull
August 27, 2013
Dear Fred,

What a beautiful tribute and testimony to true lasting love..... Wish we all had more of that in the world today..... You and Lorraine were truly blessed to have had the life you did together....!
Lynn Scala
August 27, 2013
Thank you so much for sharing your story about Sweet Lorraine. Brought tears to my eyes to see the love that you shared wtih each other. What a beautiful song you wrote for your lovely wife.
Tara Owen
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