Nowak, Lorraine (1926 - 1999)






----Source: Thorp Courier (Clark County) April 14, 1999


Nowak, Lorraine (1926 - 1999)


Lorraine S. Nowak, age 73, of Rice Lake, WI, died Thursday, April 8, 1999 at the Rice Lake Convalescent Center.

Lorraine was born on March 30, 1926 to Walter and Stephanie (Kara) Lewandowski in Chicago, IL where she grew up and attended Holy Innocents Parochial School. She then attended Saint Colmcille Commerce School of Business and after finishing her course work, went to work for the Zenith Corporation in Chicago during the war years. After the war she moved to Lublin, WI and went to work as a bookkeepper in accounting for the Blue Moon Cheese Company in Thorp, WI. On September 23, 1951 she married Leonard Nowak at Thorp and they then moved to Colorado Springs. She later returned to Thorp and continued working for the Blue Moon Cheese Company until she and her husband moved to Rice Lake and continued work as a bookkeeper for various businesses in Rice Lake. When Wisconsin Gas Company went to Rice Lake in the early 60 s, she went to work for the company as a bookkeeper until a car accident caused her to quit work and become a homemaker and do bookkeeping on a part-time basis.

She was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Parish a member of the Catholic Council of Women member of the V.F.W. Women's Auxiliary, Rice Lake Post 2204 and served as the chairwoman for the Voice of Democracy member of the Rice Lake Senior Citizens organizer of the Polish Eagles in Rice Lake member of the Rice Lake Friends of the Library she also enjoyed watching TV and working with people through the organizations that she belonged to.

She is survived by her husband one daughter, Catherine (Gary) Zabel of Rice Lake one son, Jeffrey (Lorie) Nowak of Rice Lake and one brother, John Lewandowski of Thorp, WI.

Funeral service for Lorraine Nowak was held Tuesday, April 13, 1999 from St. Joseph Catholic Church in Rice Lake with Father Kevin Gordon officiating with burial in St. Joseph Cemetery, Jarocki Funeral Home, Rice Lake and Cremation Service in Rice Lake was in charge of all arrangements.



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