Ray, born and raised in Chesterton, died Saturday, November 4, 2017, at
Orchard Park Memory Care in League City, Texas. She was 91.
established and successfully operated Ray’s Tots to Teens children's wear
store located at 127 Calumet Road for 27 years. She was married to Harry
Ray, former Chesterton Postmaster, for 55 years who died in 2002.
Lorraine was active
in politics serving as a Precinct Chairman, being elected to the Westchester
Township Board, serving as a Ted Kennedy delegate to the Democratic National
Convention in New York and serving on committees dedicated to the
Westchester Schools and local hospital. After their retirement, Lorraine and
Harry enjoyed exploring in their RV, going on cruises and traveling
She is survived by
her daughter Antoinette “Tonie” Hanson and her husband Gary of League City,
Texas, grandson Ian Ray Hanson, his wife Tara, their children Lindsey and
Tyler of La Grange Park, Illinois, granddaughter Erica “Robyn” Brennan, her
husband Dustan, their son Bryan of Houston, Texas, nieces and nephews, Jerry
and Chris Taubert of Michigan, Janet Taubert of Chicago, John and Karen
Taubert and their four children of Chicago, Karen Schweir and husband Dan
Czerniak of Missouri, Susan Schweir and Richard Knoelke and their three
children of Wisconsin, Gregg and Suzi Schweir and their three children of
Tennessee, Edward and Carole Demmy and their two daughters of North
Carolina, and family, Jewel Ellen Demmy Vensel, her daughter and
granddaughter of Pennsylvania.
preceded in death by her parents Edward and Rozella Schweir, her sister
Winnie Taubert, who also worked at the Chesterton Post Office, Winnie’s
husband Thomas, and her brother John Schweir.