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Lorraine Helen Hermann

Aug 10, 1932 - May 07, 2020



Lorraine Helen Hermann, 87, of Sheboygan, passed away peacefully into the loving arms of her Lord on Thursday, May 7, 2020. Lorraine was born August 10, 1932 in Chilton, Wisconsin to the late Gordon J. Zastrow, Sr. and Viola (Peik) Zastrow. Lorraine attended Bethlehem Lutheran Grade School and graduated from Central High School in 1950. She was united in marriage to David Hermann on April 16, 1955 at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Sheboygan and they enjoyed many years of happiness raising their five children before Dave’s passing on March 10, 1993.

Lorraine spent 40+ years in the hospitality business. Her career included waitressing at Geno’s Top of the 1st, Nino’s, The Embers, Riverdale, and retiring from the American Club-Kohler. Her outgoing personality and strong work ethic were qualities that provided her with many lifelong friends and much success over the years. She was definitely a people person and she enjoyed meeting and serving others.

Lorraine loved her family and her 15 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. She supported them in all activities. Whether it was school plays, concerts, or sports of any kind, she was always there to cheer them on. She had the privilege to travel with each grandchild to Alaska over the years to visit her daughter Kay’s family. The grandkids all loved their special time with Grandma.

Lorraine loved garage sales, earning her the nickname, “Rummage Rainy.” She was always finding a bargain and whether she needed it or not, it ended up in her car. Her house was full of garage sale treasures, and all of her bargains were shared with family and friends. Lorraine loved challenging anyone in card games and was always the one to beat. She especially loved Sunday night card games with her sisters and brothers, in recent years, at her nephew Greg’s house.

Lorraine treasured her family and friends and would do anything to help people out. She always had a fully stocked refrigerator and candy drawer. No one ever left her house empty-handed.

Lorraine was an active member of Trinity Lutheran Church for many years and then Bethlehem Lutheran Church. She also loved summer church services at Church in the Pines at Kohler-Andrae State Park. She believed in not only practicing her faith, but living it. She loved praising her Lord and was an excellent Christian example to all. Her giving heart and her listening ear are things she will be remembered for.

Lorraine was preceded in death by her husband, David, her parents, Gordon Sr. and Viola, her brothers, Harold, Earl, and Gordon Jr. and her sister, Gladys. She is survived by her children, Kathleen (Tim) Cullen and their children, Darin, Brendan, and Kaitlin; Kay Peterson and her children, Michael (Alina), Kelsey (Antonio), and Holly (David); Mark Hermann and his children, Luke (Stephanie) and Sara; Wendy (David) Ames and their children, Sam, Calli, and Jacob; and Michael (Beth) Hermann and their children, Hans, Paul, Mark, and Anna. She is further survived by her great-grandchildren, Blaze, Storm, Ice, and Rain Rubeo, Owen Ellis, Finley and Fielder Hermann, Amalio Ramos, and Evelyn Kennedy. She is also survived by her sisters, Millie (Dennis) Wendt, Irene (Ed) Basar, Joyce (Frances) Coates and sisters in law, Earlene Zastrow, Arlene Zastrow, and Emma Thieme.

In lieu of flowers, memorial funds have been established in Lorraine’s name at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Trinity Lutheran Church, and Sheboygan Area Lutheran High School.

The family would like to thank the doctors and nurses at Aurora Sheboygan Memorial Medical Center and Aurora at Home Hospice for their loving care during this difficult time.

A private family service will be held at Greenlawn Memorial Park with a memorial gathering at a later date.

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Kay Peterson

Amy Hansen

Much love to you all, your Mom/grandma was a wonderful person and I feel blessed to have known her when she visited Kay in Alaska. I’m sorry for your loss.

Bob and Casey Schueffner

Our loving thoughts and prayers go out to the family. Lorraine always on the go with a smile. She was a good friend to our Rudy! Know we are cherishing sweet memories with you! All our love, Bob and Casey Schueffner

Terry & Mary Ver Duin

Mary and I wish to extend our sympathy to the family of Lorraine Hermann.

Mr. James Fintelmann

My sincerest condolences to the Hermann family. Lorraine was a wonderful lady who had a heart of gold and always a warm smile. She will be missed but her memories will always be special.

Terry Mueller

My deepest sympathy to the Herman kids, Rainey was always a ray of sunshine and I always felt welcomed in your home back in the day. Take care, Terry

Candy Thieme

Aunt Lorraine was a wonderful person. She radiated life with an outgoing personality and smile. One always felt happy to see her. She always visited us when we came to Sheboygan and made us feel like we were at home. I looked forward to her visits. I imagine she has done the same for many friends and family members. She was not shy sharing her beliefs and values, which were positive and strong. She comes from a close-knit family that loves and supports her. She did the same for them. I will always remember the life and radiance she carried with her.

Orville Froh

To Lorraine’s Family: I was a classmate of Lorraine-class of 1950 at CHS. I am not sure she was in any of my classes but I really got to see her when she was a waitress at the different Sheboygan places. It was always so fun too,to see and chat with her at our ‘class of 50 ‘noon luncheons over the past several years. We will miss her much! Sincerest sympathy to all of you. MaryDonna & Orville Froh.

Jan Kliejunas

My sincerest sympathy on Lorraine's passing. I've known her since the 70's and she was always a bright light and a sunny personality. I think that everyone who knew her will miss her.

Julie Sundaram

"Perhaps there are not stars in the sky, but rather openings where our loved ones shine down to let us know they are happy" Look up, feel the love.

Germaine Erdmann

Dear Wendy & Dave, My sympathy to you & all of Lorraine's family on her passing. I got to know her well at Lutheran High's fund raisers. We often sat together & spoke of family. I graduated high school & then worked with Gordy for many years. God Bless you all in this sad time. Germaine E.I


Barney Peterson

My heart goes out to all of you because I know how much a mother is missed. Cherish your memories to keep her with you. Honor her by mentioning the times that meant so much to you. Draw on her strength and wisdom when you are feeling low or challenged. You were all so fortunate to have Lorraine in your lives.

Mr. and Mrs. Richard (Dick) Wood

Dear Lorraine, we are going to miss you so very much. We will always remember you for beating us at any and all card games and then being gracious enough to challenge us to another game. So sweet. Your bargain hunting at garage sales is legendary. Can’t wait to see you and your lovely smile in heaven. Love you so much.

Beatriz Miranda

Grandma Hermann’s huge heart, faith and smile will be always remembered. ❤️