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Lorraine D. (Parren) Boren service Friday

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Lorraine D. Boren (nee, Parren), age 83 of Hessville, Indiana, passed away on the first day of the new year, Sunday, January 1, 2012.

She is survived by five children: Connie (Bob) Emery, Kenneth (Joan) Boren, Bruce (Amy) Boren, Lorie (Joe) Minor and Lorna (Barry) Moore; grandchildren Matt (Vicki) Emery, Amber Groeling, Eva (Joey) Kwasniak, Zach (Liz) Boren, Titus (Rachel) Emery, Vicki, Cassi and Doug Moore, Kimary, Kyle, Austin and Connor Boren, Larry, Spencer and Kallee Minor, Ethan and Taylor Ogorek; great-grandchildren Jessica and Christopher Gonzales, Tyler and Marissa Emery, Hayden and Logan Kwasniak and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 38 years, Lawrence K. Boren; her parents, Clyde and Della Parren and step-brother, Joe Parren.

Lorraine was a lifetime resident of the Calumet Area and for many years made her home in the Hessville section of Hammond. She was a longtime faithful member of Bethel Bible Church, a dedicated prayer warrior, Sunday school teacher in the junior age dept. and worker in VBS. Lorraine was a loving and devoted mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and a dear friend to many.

The family would like to express their sincere gratitude to Blue Skies Hospice for the excellent care given to Lorraine during her illness.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, January 6, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. directly at Bethel Bible Church, 1138 173rd St., Hammond, Ind., with Pastor Wesley P. Helfenbein officiating. Burial will follow at Chapel Lawn Cemetery in Schererville.

Friends are invited to visit with the family on Thursday, January 5 from 2 to 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Bocken Funeral Home, 7042 Kennedy Avenue, Hammond (Hessville). There will be a time of viewing at the church on Friday morning from 9:30 a.m. until 10:00 a.m.

Memorials may be made in Lorraine’s memory to Bethel Bible Church or Gideons -- Hammond Camp, P.O.Box 1781, Highland, IN, 46322.

For more information call Bocken Funeral Home at (219) 844-1600, or visit

Posted 1/4/2012