Loraine Grace (Parks) Holtman died peacefully at A Touch of Home 3 Assisted Living facility on March 5, 2019, in Marshfield at the age of 84.
A celebration of life was held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, March 9, 2019, at Zion Lutheran Church, Stratford, where the visitation was from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. on Friday and from 10 a.m. until service time on Saturday. Rev. Sue Eidahl presided. Burial will take place in Zion Lutheran Church Cemetery.
Loraine was born in Marshfield on June 19, 1934, to Leo and Evelyn (Gilberts) Parks. She attended the country school in Klondike and graduated from Marshfield Senior High School. She married Wallace Grubofski and together they had three children, Sue Ann, Mark and Brenda. They later divorced. In 1964 she married Elmer Holtman and moved to Stratford. They had two daughters, Darla and Lois.
Loraine worked as a lab tech at the Marshfield Clinic until the birth of her first child and then was happy to be a homemaker spending her time raising the children, baking cookies and ironing everything! She loved spending time with her family, hosting Sunday dinners, and enjoyed watching her grandchildren’s sporting events. Loraine and Elmer worked together for years as part-time custodians at Zion Lutheran Church and later she enjoyed volunteering for Children’s Miracle Network and devoted many hours at the Stratford Food Pantry. She was an active and dedicated member of Zion Lutheran Church. She and her smile will be missed dearly.
Loraine is survived by her children: Sue Meyer, Marshfield, Mark (Rae Ann) Grubofski, Camp Douglas, Brenda (Mark) Kilheffer, Green Bay, Darla (Brian) Leick, Stratford, and Lois (Kevin) Miller, Marshfield; stepson, Randy Holtman of Cadott; and stepdaughter-in-law, Mary Holtman of Colby. She is also survived by 21 grandchildren, 35 great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren. She is further survived by her oldest sister, Beverly Kuse; and youngest brother, Ronald (Shelby) Parks, both of Marshfield.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Elmer; sister, Cleo Machtan; brother, Gilbert Parks; stepson, Terry Holtman; step-grandson, Dale Holtman; great-granddaughter, Hannah Grubofski; and step-great granddaughter, Ashley Holtman.
The family would like to thank the staff at A Touch of Home 3 for taking amazing care of Mom the past eight months and the residents for becoming her new-found friends. And thank you to Marshfield Home Health and Ministry Home Health Care Hospice for their compassionate care.
Condolences may be sent online to www.rembsfh.com.