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Lorrayne S. Wick

February 23, 1922 - June 12, 2013

Obituary


Lorrayne S. Wick, 91, a resident of the Hayward Lakes area passed away peacefully in her home on June 12th, 2013.

Lorrayne Scott Plagge was conceived at Glensheen in Duluth, MN and then was born during the worst snowstorm in Duluth history on February 23, 1922. The newspaper reported northeast winds of 50 miles an hour whipping up snow drifts 30 feet high, covering homes. The doctor had to come in through a second floor window. Lorrayne's life continued to be as eventful as the day she was born.

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Lorrayne S. Wick, 91, a resident of the Hayward Lakes area passed away peacefully in her home on June 12th, 2013.

Lorrayne Scott Plagge was conceived at Glensheen in Duluth, MN and then was born during the worst snowstorm in Duluth history on February 23, 1922. The newspaper reported northeast winds of 50 miles an hour whipping up snow drifts 30 feet high, covering homes. The doctor had to come in through a second floor window. Lorrayne's life continued to be as eventful as the day she was born.

Lorrayne graduated from Proviso East High School in Maywood, IL. After High School, she toured the United States singing with the White Russian singers. It was on one of these tours that she met her future husband, Kenneth Wick. She and Ken were married in San Diego, CA in 1943. After Ken (a watchmaker and jeweler) returned from the Battle of Midway Island, they opened a jewelry store in Forest Park, Illinois. At age 56, she earned a Masters Degree in Art Education from the University of Illinois and accepted the position as Art Director for an Illinois School District. After Lorrayne retired, she moved to her Spider Lake home near Hayward which she and her husband Ken purchased in 1960.

Well-known and respected as an artist, photographer, choir member, pianist and educator, she also enjoyed her social clubs, fishing, boating, travel, watching sunsets from her home and spending time with friends. She also had several books and poems published. Lorrayne was an active member of the PEO for 58 years. In 1955 she was initiated into the P.E.O. (Philanthropic Education Organization) by Chapter S in Illinois. She demitted into Chapter DM in Hayward in 1991 where she held various committee positions and was always ready to work where needed. Her positive and happy attitude was enjoyed by all who knew and loved her. Lorrayne was an active and valuable member of the Hayward Area Lioness Club for 19 years. She is a past president of the club and shared several positions on the Board of Directors. Her activities in the Hayward area inspired us. Her personality and enthusiasm endeared her to us all.

Lorrayne is survived by her three children, Larry, Bob and Terry; four grandchildren, Ryan, Andy, Hayley and Rikki; and other relatives and many friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Ken in 1972, and her parents, Auston and Hazel (Scott) Plagge.

Lorrayne had many times before her death expressed her religious beliefs and philosophy that at the end of her natural life, she desired to pass peacefully from this world, to join her Maker and those of her family and friends who preceded her in death. Surviving relatives and
friends are thankful she achieved her desires.

A Memorial Service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday June 22, at the Anderson-Nathan-Koerpel Funeral Home with Pastor Scott of First Lutheran Church Officiating. A time of visitation will be held one hour before the service at the funeral home.

An Illinois service is planned for 10:00 a.m., Thursday, June 27th, at Broadview Memorial Presbyterian Church, 2000 W Roosevelt Rd, Broadview, IL, officiated by Pastor Noris Caban. Burial will follow at Forest Home Cemetery in Forest Park, Illinois.


Memorials may be directed to Hayward Regional Hospice, 15910W Company Lake Road, Hayward, WI 54843.