Lorraine M. Woockman, age 88 of Crofton, Nebraska, died on Monday, June 19, 2017 at her residence.
Funeral services will be on Friday, June 23, 2017 at 10:30 a.m. at the First Congregational U.C. C. in Hartington, Nebraska with the Rev. Gary Kimm officiating. Burial will be at the Hartington City Cemetery in Hartington. Visitation will be on Thursday, in Crofton, from 5-8:00 p.m. with a prayer service at 7:00 p.m. at the Wintz Funeral Home in Crofton.
Pallbearers will be Lorraine's sons, Kenneth, Richard, Steve, Brian, Gary and Terry Woockman. Honorary pallbearers will be her grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Lorraine Marie Woockman was born on December 8, 1928 in Creighton, Nebraska to Albert and Iva (Wade) Tweedy. Her parents moved to the Wausa and Cedar County area and settled on a farm one-half mile west of Pleasant Valley. She attended elementary school in Pleasant Valley and graduated from Liberty High School in Pleasant Valley. After graduating, she worked at the Pleasant Valley CafÃ© until she married Raymond Woockman on December 14, 1947 at the United Church of Christ in Hartington, Nebraska. Ray's parents moved into Hartington and then Lorraine and Ray purchased the home place. Ray died on December 21, 1982 at the age of 61 years. Lorraine moved to Crofton in 1984.
Lorraine was a member of the First Congregational United Church of Christ in Hartington. She volunteered at the Crofton Senior Center and was a member of the Help Your Neighbor Club and a card club. Lorraine quilted, enjoyed bowling, babysitting, gardening, and was very fussy about her lawn and her flowers. She enjoyed her kids and grandchildren and always liked to visit and have company.
Lorraine is survived by her seven children and spouses, Kenneth and JoAnn Woockman of Hartington, Richard and Vicki Woockman of Columbia, SC, Connie and husband Steve James of Omaha, Steve and Barb Woockman of Huron, SD, Brian and Vicki Woockman of Hartington, Gary and Elaine Woockman of Crofton, Terry and Maureen Woockman of Crofton; 28 grandchildren; 43 great grandchildren; two sisters and spouses Ardis & Tom McFarland of Kalispell, MT, Phyllis & Julian Weslow of Trinity, TX; brother Ron & wife Judy Tweedy of Lincoln, NE; many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Raymond; sister Doretta Tweedy at the age of three years.
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It has been a pleasure knowing your mom . She always had a smile on her face and a kind word for all. She volunteered at the Sr. Center more than 20 yrs. Her family brought her so much happiness, her life was so full. We are saddened by her passing but feel so blessed to have known her. May the memories you have bring you comfort.
Katie & Tony Tramp
Connie, Thinking of you and your family ,so sorry to hear of your Moms passing.
Terry and family, So sorry for your loss. I will be holding you all close in prayer. My deepest sympathy.
Sally (Pieper) Ledbetter
I have such fond memories of Ray an Lorraine and the great dinners we had during the thrashing season. My brother Lonny and I would often ride our bicycles past their house after the milking was done on those quiet evenings as the sun was going down. They were the best of neighbors.
Our prayers and thoughts are with your family.
Joe and Tammy Carda
My prayers and best wishes to Lorraine's family and her Tweedy family. Many memories of her at Help Your Neighbor Club and visiting with her on a chance meeting at the Mall.
Lorraine will be missed by so many. She was a special friend to my mother Peggy Lindemann and to me. I will miss her warm greeting at church. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Sharon Lindemann Hoblit
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