Lorraine Ellen Painter, 98, of Wever, Iowa died Sunday August 12, 2018 at The Madison, Fort Madison, Iowa. She was born July 22, 1920 at her home near Wever, a daughter of Carl August Robert and Mary Elizabeth (Murphy) Lange. On October 22, 1949 she married Robert Leo Painter in Fort Madison. He preceded her in death on March 30, 2006.
Lorraine attended rural school at Buck’s College for 7 years. She graduated from Fort Madison High School in 1937. She worked at Sheaffer Pen for 20 years, and helped her husband on their family farm. She loved her family and enjoyed attending their ball games. She liked playing cards with family and friends, and traveled to nearly all 50 states. She was an avid Cardinal fan. Lorraine was a member of the Good Hope Rebekah Lodge for 80 years.
She is survived by one son, Tim Painter (Deb Anderson), of Wever, two daughters, Terri Ough (Dan Tarasewicz) of West Burlington, Iowa and Tamara (Randy) Grossman, of rural Fort Madison; eight grandchildren, T.J. (Amber) Painter, LeAnn (Lee) Cashman, Wylie (Candice) Grossman, Lori (Tom) Shehan, Rachel Cooper (Jason Ruble), Travis Painter (Tanya Hurley), Colton Ough (Sara Bonar), and Cory Ough (Courtney Augustine); numerous great grandchildren; and her “little brother” Cyrus (Evelyn) Painter, of Lawson, Missouri; nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, one sister Evelyn Turner, and grandson, Hoyt Grossman.
Her family will greet friends from 1:00 – 2:00 pm Saturday, August 25, 2018 at the Barr Memorial Chapel, Fort Madison. Memorial services will begin at 2:00 pm at the funeral home. A private family burial will be at Claypoole Cemetery, rural Wever. A memorial has been established for the Denmark Fire and Rescue or the FMCH Hospice. Contributions may be left at the Barr Memorial Chapel. Online condolences to the Painter Family may be made at www.barrmemorialchapel.com.