Lorraine J. Donley,
age 90, passed away on Thursday, June 25, 2015.
She was born on
June 14, 1925, in Boone, Iowa, to Albert and Margaret (Woods) Swanson, who
preceded her in death.
She is survived by
her sons, William (Mary) Donley of Porter, Charles (Debra) Donley of
Valparaiso, Richard (Aimee) Donley of Salina, Kansas, Casey (Donna) Donley
of Chesterton, Scott (Ashley) Donley of Turlock, CA; brother, Leo Swanson;
11 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren ,and many nieces, nephews,
extended family and friends.
She was preceded in
death by her husband, William E. Donley; son, Robert Donley; grandchild,
William Donley; sister, Anna Peacock; brothers, Glen Swanson, Albert Swanson
and longtime friend, Bruce Palmer.
Lorraine was a
graduate of Hobart High School, class of 1942. During WWII Lorraine trained
at Mercy Hospital in Gary, and she later became a nurse at Porter Memorial
Hospital. Family meant everything to Lorraine, she was a loving mother of
six sons. She enjoyed reading, spending time with her grandchildren,
great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and friends. Lorraine enjoyed
football, she was a fan of the Indianapolis Colts and especially Peyton
will be held on Tuesday, June 30, 2015, at 12:00 p.m., at Edmonds and Evans
Funeral Home, 6941 Central Ave., Portage, IN, with Pastor Scott Tyring
officiating. Burial to follow at Calvary Cemetery in Portage.
Visitation will be
held on Monday, June 29, 2015, from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the funeral
In lieu of flowers,
memorial donations in Lorraine’s honor may be made to the Monticello
Christian Church, 105 Gordon Rd., Monticello, IN, 47960.
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