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Lorraine Katherine Russ

Wausau - Lorraine Katherine Russ, 89, left loving family at her bedside to be with our heavenly father on June 11, 2018. Lorraine was born to John and Katherine Werba on November 21, 1928. She married Dwayne Russ on February 3, 1951, in Schofield, where they lived as husband and wife for 63 years until Dwayne's passing in 2014.

Lorraine loved the home and north woods cabin she and Dwayne built together by hand. For many years she enjoyed doing volunteer work at the hospital gift shop, was a hospice volunteer, and a dedicated church member her entire life. Lorraine enjoyed sewing, gardening and cooking for her family of eight children, and had a special talent for baking treats that will be remembered for decades to come. A loyal sports fan, Lorraine would sit through rain and cold if her grandchildren were on the team. In her later years, Loraine's friends grew in importance, especially her exercise companions.

Lorraine was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Dwayne, her son, Thomas Russ, and daughter, Karen Cooper. Survivors include five daughters: Maxine Hunt, Sally Osburn, Cynthia Plautz, Peggy Hettinga, and Donna Thut, plus one son: Timothy Russ, and many grandchildren, great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren.

A special thanks to the palliative care staff at Aspirus Hospital who made Mom's last days comfortable and dignified.

A memorial service will be held at 10:00amat the Restlawn Memorial Park Mausoleum Chapel, 4710 N Troy Street in Wausau, with visitation from 9:00am to 10:00am.
Published in the Wausau Daily Herald on June 13, 2018
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