Lorraine M. Schroeder, 93, of Chaseburg, died Sunday April 12, 2020 at Norseland Nursing Home in Westby. She was born March 29, 1927 to Christian and Magda (Amundson) Bekkedal. She graduated from Cashton High School in 1945. Lorraine married Arnold Schroeder on September 29, 1948 at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Chaseburg. The couple farmed near Chaseburg. She attended Nursing School in Chicago and over the years worked at Vernon Memorial Hospital, Vernon Manor and Norseland Nursing Home. Lorraine enjoyed traveling, birds, cooking and baking, spending time with family - especially her grandchildren and hosting many family gatherings. She was a member of St. Peter’s Lutheran Church and Ladies Aid.
Survivors include 4 children, Cheryl Wrobel of Westby, Dennis (Patricia) Schroeder of Ixonia, Karen (Greg) Swingen of Fort Atkinson and Mark Schroeder of La Crosse; 5 grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren; 2 great great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Arnold in 1983; 8 siblings, Helmer Bekkedal, Gurda Jothen, Minola Brye, Clifton, Eugene “Bud” and Norman Bekkedal, Clara Amundson and Muriel Everson.
A private funeral service will be held at St. Peter’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Chaseburg. Burial will be in the church cemetery. The Seland Funeral Home in Coon Valley is assisting the family. Condolences may be given at selandsfuneralhome.com. Memorials may be given to St. Peter’s Lutheran Church and sent to family in c/o Seland Funeral Home, P.O. Box 217 Coon Valley, WI 54623.
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