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Lorraine Rose Happke

December 27, 1928 January 11, 2019
Lorraine Rose Happke
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Obituary for Lorraine Rose Happke

Cherishing the Memory of Lorraine Rose Happke
Date of Birth: 12-27-1928 Date of Death: 1-11-2019

Lorraine Rose (Kurtz) Happke was born December 27, 1928 in Pierz, Minnesota, to the late Joseph and Elizabeth (Waytashek) Kurtz. She was united in marriage on October 16, 1954 to Norbert Theodore Happke; also from Pierz, Minnesota. The couple moved to Oxford, Michigan, where they raised two children until Norbert's death in 1967.

Lorraine worked in various jobs throughout her adult life and formerly owned the J&L Party Store in Oakwood, Michigan. She enjoyed playing cards and baking.

Left to cherish her memory are her children, Larry (Pam) Happke of Oxford, Linda Bachan (Happke) of Bloomfield Hills, Michigan; and her two grandchildren , John Bachan (Agnieszka) of Alameda, California, and Matthew Bachan (Lana) of Royal Oak, Michigan; and two great grandchildren, Sofia and Niko. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Norbert; brother, Richard Kurtz; and sisters, Irene Hoheisel, Florence Eller, Frances Meyer, Viola Senatore, Regina Meyer, LaVerne Kurtz and Bertha Jedlicki.

Arrangements for cremation entrusted to Lynch & Sons Funeral Directors, Oxford.


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