Lorraine K. Brattmiller, age 91, of Yankton, South Dakota died Saturday, March 21, 2015 at her home.
Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 AM, on Friday, March 27, 2015 at St. Benedict Catholic Church with Reverend Ken Lulf officiating. Burial will be in the Garden of Memories Cemetery in Yankton. Visitation is from 5:00 to 8:00 PM, on Thursday, March 26 at the Wintz & Ray Funeral Home in Yankton with a rosary and vigil service at 7:00 PM. Visitation will continue one hour prior to the funeral at the church.
Pallbearers are Anita Wootton, Robert Brattmiller, David Kotschegarow, Brigette Dangel, Lee Carda and Jessica Palmer.
Lorraine was born February 27, 1924 to William and Elizabeth (Goettertz) Schweitzer. She grew up on the family farm in rural Freeman. She completed her GED at Vermillion. On May 12, 1943, she married George Sigel. They farmed along the James River a mile south of Highway 46. Lorraine also worked as a switchboard operator, cook and babysitter in Yankton. Later in life, she became trained and licensed in the art of reflexology and helped many people with their ailments. Her husband, George, died on August 11, 1976.
On December 26, 1978, Lorraine married Rolland Brattmiller in Yankton. They lived in Tabor and later made their home in Yankton. They enjoyed fifth-wheeling throughout the United States and took many overseas trips. They enjoyed the winters in Arizona and Florida, deciding to make a winter home in Florida. Rollie passed away on June 6, 2005. Lorraine loved gardening, baking/cooking, playing cards, fishing, spending time with friends and family, shopping and dancing, especially to polkas. She also loved music and taught herself the guitar and piano. Lorraine was a devout member of Sacred Heart Church and then St. Benedict's. She faithfully attended daily mass and her Catholic faith was the center of her life.
Lorraine is survived by her sister, Agnes (Ray) Dangel of Freeman, SD; four step-children: Deanna (Gene) Bevers of Monticello, MN, Connie (Mike) Carda of Tea, SD, Karen (Chris) Jensen of Yankton and Robert Brattmiller of Tyndall, SD; seven step grandchildren; two step great grandchildren; and many cousins, nieces, nephews, extended family members and friends.
Lorraine was preceded in death by her parents; husbands, George Sigel and Rolland Brattmiller; step-grandson, Ryan Brattmiller; three brothers, William, Francis and Ralph; and sisters, Lena, Cecelia and Evelyn.
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Lorraine was a very caring woman of great faith in God, who liked adventures and continued to learn new things. She was generous towards others, including our family. We will miss her.
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