Obit: Benzschawel, Lorena C. (1939 - 2019)

Contact: Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon

Surnames: Benzschawel, Koepl, Raycher, Litzkow, Howard

----Source: Plombon Funeral Home (Stanley, Clark Co., WI) 10/17/2020

Benzschawel, Lorena C. (7 December 1939 – 10 April 2019)

Lorena C. (Raycher) Benzschawel, 79, of Stanley died on April 10, 2019 following a long illness of

She was born on December 7, 1939 to the late Joseph and Lorena (Koepl) Raycher and grew up in a loving family that resided in the Township of Wilson. She often shared memories of growing up on the farm and her family’s involvement at St. Peter’s Catholic Church. Lorena’s life after high school allowed to her to move all over the United States and travel the world before she settled with her family in Madison. After her youngest child graduated from high school she moved to Boyd and eventually Chippewa Falls. Lorena loved children and those in ill health and worked in the child care and health care fields. She loved seeing an underdog succeed. Lorena was a loving mother and kind friend.

Lorena is survived by her children, Lana Litzkow of Nashotah, Roger (Beth) Benzschawel of Green Bay, and Lisa (Paul) Howard of Springfield, Virginia and, 4 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren and one brother, Joseph Raycher of Eau Claire, as well as numerous nephews and nieces.

She is preceded in death by her parents, two brothers, Donald and James Raycher.

Internment service will take place at 10:30am at St. Peter's Catholic Cemetery-Wilson on July 27, 2019 followed by a luncheon at the family cabin, “The Gathering Place” in Wilson. If you can; bring your own lawn chair.

Lorena’s children would like to thank the staff at Country Terrace for their kindness and care over the past three years, as well as the Hospice team that supported her needs over the past few months.



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