Carlson Funeral Service
Lorraine Krouze
November 28, 1924 - April 17, 2010
Rhinelander, Wisconsin

Funeral Service: 11:00 AM April 21, 2010 at The Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church
Interment: 12:00 Noon April 21, 2010 at Nativity of Our Lord Catholic Cemetery

Lorraine Krouze, age 85, of Rhinelander, died on April 17, 2010 at the St. Mary's Hospital in Rhinelander. Lorraine was born on November 28, 1924 in Rhinelander to John and Cora(Johnson)Petta. She attended schools here graduating from the Rhinelander High School in 1943. She then moved to Milwaukee where she was employed in manufacturing for the war effort. After the war she returned to Rhinelander where she was employed by the Rhinelander Telephone Company. It was shortly thereafter that Lorraine met the love of her life, Donald Krouze. They were married in Rhinelander on June 21st, 1945 and they enjoyed 47 years of marriage. Right after their marriage Don was elected Sheriff of Oneida County and they moved into the Courthouse for the two years of his term. Lorraine served as the matron of the jail and was responsible for cleaning, cooking and the like. After his term was over Lorraine used her extra time to care for her real love, her two children. Lorraine was a lifelong member of the Trinity Evanglelical Lutheran Church. She was a past member of the Rhinelander Country Club and she loved the trips with her husband Don, especially the trips to their home in Florida each winter. She also enjoyed the times spent with family at the cabin on Indian Lake. In fact, her greatest love was anything that involved any or all of her family. Lorraine is survived by her two children Susan(David)Brownell of Rhinelander and Donald(Penny)Krouze of Freedom, WI, her grandchildren David and Katie Brownell and Terry Frieders and Jennifer Mahner, her great grandchildren Alicia, Hailey, Thomas, Brendan, Jesse and Mariah and her sisters Delores Counter and Dena Naug both of Rhinelander. She was preceded in death by her husband Donald on June 29, 1992, her brother Jack Petta, sister Jean Tallier and her parents. Funeral services for Lorraine will be held on Wednesday, April 21, 2010 at 11:00 AM at the Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church with the Reverend's Timothy and Kari Vadis officiating. Visitation will be from 4:00 to 6:00 PM on Tuesday, April 20, 2010 at the Carlson Funeral Home and from 10:00 AM until just prior to the services on Wednesday at the church. Interment will be in the Nativity of Our Lord Catholic Cemetery. The Carlson Funeral Home (715-369-1414/ handling the arrangements for the Krouze family.

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