Lorraine M. RussellAugust 13, 1933 ~ January 12, 2018 (age 84)
Lorraine Marie Russell, age 84 passed away on Friday, January 12th, 2018 at the Bland-Bekkedal Center for Hospice Care in Viroqua. She was born on August 13, 1933 in Chenoa, Ilinois to Albert and Ruth (Raney) Zehr. She graduated from Chenoa High School and on February 17, 1951 she married Roger J. Baker. He was career military so the family moved and Lorraine was a homemaker. She was known as a great seamstress and amazing cook. The family lived in Illinois and Wisconsin and in 1981 moved to Viroqua. Roger died on January 14, 1991. On May 25, 1996 she married Byron Russell in Dodgeville. They moved to Viroqua in 2000. They shared twenty one wonderful years together with their blended families.
Lorraine is survived by her husband, Byron of Viroqua, four children; Roger (Vicky) Baker of Texas, Diane (Kevin) Baker of Westby, Pam (Rick) Soltau and Karen (Randy) Crume, both of Viroqua, three step-children; Ellen (Dick) Stroud of Oregon, Kathryn (Mike) Kieler of Spring Green, Heidi (Gus) Sawyer of Oklahoma, eighteen grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren, other relatives and friends. She was also preceded in death by her parents, one son, Bob Baker, two brothers; Floyd and George Zehr and one sister; Dorothy Bean.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, January 17th at the Thorson Funeral Home in Viroqua. Friends may call after 11 a.m. on Wednesday. Online condolences may be sent to www.thorsonfuneralhome.com
The Thorson Funeral Home of Viroqua is proudly serving the family of Lorraine Russell