Lorraine Schneider, 84 of Elwood, Nebraska, died Friday, February 24th, 2012, at the Lexington Regional Health Center in Lexington, Nebraska.
Lorraine was born March 20th, 1927, in Frontier County, Nebraska, to Herman and Marie (Schultz) Lierman. She graduated from Elwood High School with the Class of 1945.
On April 28th, 1945, Lorraine married Carl (Carlie) Schneider at Norton, Kansas. The couple made their home in Elwood, where they raised their five children and lived their entire married lives. Lorraine had been employed at the Elwood Care Center, with her tenure beginning at the old building and spanning beyond the care home's eventual move to its present location. While her duties at the Elwood Care Center kept her busy, her family was always the focal point of her life. She will be remembered as a dedicated wife and mother.
Lorraine was a long-time member of the First Christian Church, where she also served in the choir.
Among Lorraine's many enjoyments where playing cards with Carl and their friends, playing the piano and organ, entertaining the young children who entered their home, gardening and canning for the family. She and Carlie loved to dance together; they also cherished time spent with friends. Lorraine always loved it when her family would gather in her home, as she loved to entertain and cook big meals. She was a soft spoken, gentle, generous, loving person; yet fun and very witty. Lorraine greeted all who came to see her with a heartfelt smile on her face. She will be sorely missed by her family and all who called her friend.
Lorraine was preceded in death by her husband, Carl; her parents; three brothers, Mike, Arthur and Loyal Lierman; two sisters, Viola Reinhardt and Doris Artz; brother-in-law, Raleigh Nott; and a sister-in-law, Wilma Sergel.
Survivors include her children, Alan (Kathy) Schneider of Ashland, Nebraska, Bonnie Remmenga (Don Kuck) of Smithfield, Nebraska, Carla (Tim) Anderson of Ashland, Dennis (Gina) Schneider of Kearney, Nebraska, Elaine (Dennis) Engle of Baldwin City, Kansas; brother, Gilbert (Inez) Lierman of Hastings, Nebraska; three sisters-in-law, Mardelle Lierman of Boulder, Colorado, Eleanor Nott, of Elwood and Lorene (Dave) Houston of Bend, Oregon; brother-in-law, Robert (Marilyn) Schneider of Elwood; eight grandsons; four granddaughters; 14 great-grandchildren; and a host of other relatives and friends.
Services were held on Wednesday, February 29th, 2012, at 10:30 a.m., at the First Christian Church in Elwood with Pastor Linda Newman officiating. Burial was in the Elwood Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the First Christian Church in Elwood or to a designated cause by the family in her memory. Condolences may be shared at berrymanfuneralhome.com.
Berryman Funeral Home in Cozad was in charge of arrangements.