Lorine Mae Schwarz, age 84, of Yankton, South Dakota, died Monday, June 16, 2014 at the Tyndall Good Samaritan Center in Tyndall, South Dakota, surrounded by all her children and their spouses.
Funeral services will be 10:30 AM on Thursday, June 19, 2014, at St. John's Lutheran Church in Yankton with Reverend Steve Weispfennig officiating. Burial will be in the Garden of Memories Cemetery in Yankton. Visitation is from 5:00 to 8:00 PM on Wednesday, June 18, 2014 at the Wintz & Ray Funeral Home in Yankton, with a prayer service and video tribute at 7:00 PM. Visitation will resume one hour prior to the funeral on Thursday at the church.
Pallbearers are Robert Cressy, Tyler Poeschl, Brian Schoenfelder, Aaron Schoenfelder, Kellam Cunningham, Justin Schoenfelder, Matthew Schoenfelder, Austin Carlson, and Seth Cressy. Honorary pallbearers will be Lorine's great grandchildren.
Lorine Mae Schwarz was born May 6, 1930, in Yankton, South Dakota to Frank and Tillie (Hlavac) Kralicek. She married Adolph Schoenfelder in 1947 and together had six children. She worked on the farm while also working at Avera Sacred Heart Hospital for 32 years as a nurse aide and central supply. She worked part time at a bakery in Yankton and at the Kochi Lounge and the Elks Club in the kitchen, as well as a Watkins Distributor, all while continuing to work at the hospital. She moved into Yankton in 1970. She married Lee Culp in 1995 and after Lee's death; she married Herman Schwarz in 1998. She retired from Sacred Heart Hospital and started working full time at Save U More and at Hy-Vee in the sandwich department. She retired from Hy-Vee in 1999.
Lorine loved her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. She loved gardening, embroidering, dancing, playing cards, baking, cooking and canning. She would always look forward to the girls' night out with all the girls of her family. She had a great sense of humor and enjoyed talking and visiting with people.
Survivors include her six children: Sharon (Dave) Hladky of Yankton; Rosemary (Jerome) Poeschl of Yankton; Dean (Donna) Schoenfelder of Crofton, Nebraska; Ethel "Jo" (Richard) Cunningham of Hot Springs, South Dakota; Diane (William) Peck of Council Bluffs, Iowa; and Dale (Connie) Schoenfelder of Flower Mound, Texas; two step daughters: Jeanette (Paul) Gravdahl of Sisseton, South Dakota and Debra (Lynn) McColley of Mesa, Arizona; 17 grandchildren; 31 great grandchildren; one great great grandchild on the way; two sisters-in-law: Iola Becvar of Tyndall, South Dakota; and Dorothy Kralicek of Yankton; as well as many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Adolph Schoenfelder in 1975; husband, Lee Culp in 1998; husband, Herman Schwarz in 2011; grandson, Michael Ferguson; great granddaughter, Alexis Schoenfelder; great grandson, Shawn Cunningham; three brothers: Donald, Ernie, and Roland Kralicek; and three sisters: Helen Spence, Arlene Brewer, and Sylvia Patton.
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My sympathies to the family of Lorine . She was a lovely lady and she has a great family to show for it. I go way back to high school with the older girls and many good memories from that time. May she rest in peace until you all meet again.
Monica (Gleich) Haas
Rosemary, Jerry and family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at the passing of a great lady. She loved all of you so much
Laura Ochsner, Nancy Eggers
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