Lorraine Ruth Ayers

Lorraine Ruth Ayers, 86, of McGregor, Iowa passed away on Friday, December 4, 2020 at Great River Care Center in McGregor, Iowa. Lorraine was born June 30, 1934 to Elmer and Elsie (Schave) Brainard in Frankville, Iowa attending school in Postville, Iowa.

Lorraine was united in marriage with LaVern Ayers on November 15,1952. Throughout the years she worked as a C.N.A. for Prairie Convalescence Center, Beaumont Group Home, and Homeward Bound. Lorraine was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church in McGregor, Iowa, where she was an organist for many years. When her children were young, Lorraine was a Cub Scout Den Mother and taught Sunday School. She enjoyed garden canning, bowling on a league, going on trips, dining out and playing cards with friends and family.

Surviving Lorraine are her children, Michael (Karen) Ayers of Stoughton, Wisconsin, Jon (Monica “Teaka”) Ayers of Marquette, Iowa, Theresa (Eric) Kjosa of Clermont, Iowa and Barbara Rieck of Marquette, Iowa; ten grandchildren; sixteen great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; her sister, Kay Hicks of Arizona; a son in-law, Jeff Van Nice of Beaver Dam, Wisconsin, two brothers-in-law, Frank Rodenberg of Marquette, Iowa and Bill Sweeney of Dubuque, Iowa; and two sisters-in-law, Lillian Thornton and Lucy Anderson, both of McGregor, Iowa.

Lorraine was preceded in death by her husband, LaVern Ayers; daughter, Diana Van Nice; son, Robert Ayers; grandson, Troy Trappe; and brother Kenneth Brainard.

A Private Family Graveside Service will be held at the Pleasant Grove Cemetery, McGregor, Iowa with Pastor Andrew Preus officiating.

A Memorial Service will be held at a later date.

Thornburg-Grau Funeral Home and Cremation Service of McGregor, Iowa is assisting the family with arrangements.

To visit the Thornburg-Grau Funeral Home and Cremation Service website click here.

 

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