Lorraine Anna Plamann
Lorraine Anna Plamann, 97, was called to her heavenly home on October 3, 2021, under the care of Compassus Hospice at Pine Crest Nursing Home, Merrill. Lorraine was born February 24, 1924, in the Town of Schley, Lincoln County, daughter of the late August and Metha (Lowenhagen) Loesel. On September 11, 1943,Lorraine married Edgar Plamann. Lorraine was a farm wife and homemaker. She loved farming, running the farm machinery and the cattle. Each cow had a name. Her passion was farming, and she was also a very good cook. She was a member of the ladies aid Dutch Corners Lutheran Church, Schley. Lorraine would go pick up children that would live too far from school so they wouldn’t have to walk. She was a member of a bowling team at the Gleason Bowling Center and was one of the first members of the L&L Snowmobile Club as well as the Tree Dodger Club. Lorraine and Edgar were the first winners of the January thaw contest put on by Merrill local in 1988 where they won a week-long trip to Orlando, Florida. Her cat was her companion for 8 years, “Miss Kitty” who now has found a wonderful new home.
Survivors include her children, Shirley (Roger) Yonke and Duane (Val) Plamann, both of Merrill; six grandchildren, David Yonke, Daniel Yonke, Andrew ‘Andy’ Plamann, Renee (Rob) Koebe, Kimberly (Brad) Nett, and John Ollhoff; thirteen great-grandchildren, Leah, Larry, Lacy, Mathew, Jaycee, Hannah, Thomas, Cody, Alex, Jacob, Austin, Justin, and Kaitlin; and seven great-great-grandchildren, Dayton, Kayson, Kelly, Brayton, Bryce, Jameson, and Samuel; and many nieces and nephews. Besides her parents and husband, Edgar, Lorraine was preceded in death by a daughter, Bonnie Randell; son, Roger Plamann; brother, Willis Loesel; sister, Betty June Spears; brother-in-law, Robert Spears; granddaughter, Christy Langbecker; great-granddaughter, Stephanie Yonke Boehm.
The Funeral Service for Lorraine will be held at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, October 6, 2021, at Taylor-Stine Funeral Home, Merrill. Rev. Mike Southcombe will officiate. Burial will take place in Trinity Lutheran Cemetery-Dutch Corners, Town of Schley, Lincoln County. Visitation will begin 10:00 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers donate please make donations to the Gleason Lutheran Memorial Church Cemetery Fund in memory of Lorraine. Online condolences may be made at www.taylorstinefuneralhome.com.