Where Caring Is A Family Tradition
Lorraine Ann Christianson, age 91, of Winneconne, died Sunday, October 9, 2022, at home with family by her side. She was born September 19, 1931, in Neenah to the late Helmuth and Mary (Reimer) Rohde. On October 29, 1949, she married Arden Christianson at Trinity Lutheran Church in Menasha. Lorraine and Arden farmed until 1969, she then worked as a cook at the Winchester School for 28 years. Lorraine was a member of Grace Lutheran Church in Winchester. She loved to garden, play cards, and go out for Friday fish frys. Lorraine dearly loved her grandchildren and loved to entertain.
Lorraine is survived by a daughter-in-law, Teresa Christianson; six grandchildren, Megan (Adam) Wilson, Josh Schultz, Heather (Corey) Erickson, Heidi Christianson, Jennifer Christianson, Michael Christianson; great-grandchildren, Jacob Knigge, Kaiden and Skylar Schaible, Alyssa, Allison, and Richard Parker, Lucy Houle; great-great-grandchildren; sister-in-law, Leiann Christianson; and other relatives and friends.
Along with her parents, Lorraine was also preceded in death by her husband, Arden Christianson; a daughter, Diane Schultz; a son, David Christianson; and two grandsons, Jared and Justin Christianson.
A time of gathering and remembering will be on Friday, October 14, 2022, from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. at Mueller Funeral Home 904 E. Main St. Winneconne. A funeral service will be held on Friday at 2:00 p.m. at the funeral home with Pastor Brian Staude. Interment will be in the Grace Lutheran Cemetery, Winchester on Saturday, October 15.
If you wish please submit online condolences to muellerfh.net.
Pete Knigge wrote on October 13, 2022
I could always count on cookies in the jar, and coffee in the pot, when we stopped for a visit.
Pat and Jackie Tyers wrote on October 12, 2022
Please accept our deepest sympathy. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Merv Heuer wrote on October 11, 2022
I worked/lived with Ardie and Lorraine for two plus years when I was still in high school. They both treated me like one of their own. We established a life long friendship. If I was to describe Lorraine in one word, it would be ..."Kindness". She truly cared for people... especially people in need of help. I am proud to call Ardie and Lorraine my friends. Thank you Lorraine for all you did for me!! Merv Heuer
Cynthia Raehl wrote on October 10, 2022
Dearest Lorraine and family, how I enjoyed visiting you on the rare trip back to Wisconsin. You will always be my God Mother! Your grandchildren stories warmed my heart. Knowing Lee Ann and Jerry stopped in all the time helped somewhat ease Ardies loss. I was glad they stayed so close to you. May your loving husband and children rejoice with you for eternity. Love, Cindy.
Stephen Kronshagen wrote on October 10, 2022
CJ and I send out our heartfelt condolences for the loss to your family. Grandma’s are a gift, caring grandmothers are a blessing! Josh, in everything you shared with me about her, she was the best grandmother any grandson, and Megan, a granddaughter could ask for. You both were very fortunate to have a woman influencing your lives the way she did. I’m sure she is and will continue to be the positive influence she was while on earth! I also know she will always be there in your spirits and you’ll have many great stories to share! My heart hurts for you both and all who knew her! She lived a long and happy life having all of her family in it! So sorry for your loss.