- 86 years old
- Date of birth: Aug 21, 1928
- Date of passing: Jul 14, 2015
|Let the memory of Lorraine be with us forever|
Lorraine Hattie Buchholz was born on August 21, 1928 to Rudolph and Hattie (Ackerman) Kleeman on a farm west of West Point. At ten years of age, she moved with her family from their farm to the house her grandparents built where she lived for 76 years. She was confirmed by W.A. Klink on March 29, 1942 at Grace Lutheran Church. Lorraine graduated from West Point High School in 1946. On November 4, 1951, she married Theodore Buchholz at Grace Lutheran Church. They welcomed three children into their lives when they had daughter, Susan, and sons, Terry and Roger.
Lorraine was a longtime employee of the Gambles store in West Point and was involved in the West Point Women’s Club and many various church groups. She joined the Cuming County Historical Society in 1976 where she served as secretary/treasurer for 15 years.
Lorraine enjoyed sewing and craft projects and stayed busy with the quilting group at Grace Lutheran Church. Lorraine spent countless hours researching her family tree. She enjoyed learning about our ancestors and how their lives and histories were an important part of her family. She was thrilled to have both her daughter and granddaughter wear her wedding dress when they were married. Lorraine enjoyed spending time with her family most of all.
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