Lorraine E. Maroon, age 89 of Edwardsville, IL, died Friday, December 01, 2017, at University Nursing & Rehab Center in Edwardsville, IL.
She was born on Monday, January 16, 1928, in Worden, IL, the daughter of Fred and Hilda (nee Schroeder) Engelke.
On Saturday, June 14, 1986, she married Clarence F. Maroon, who passed away June 18, 2017.
She was a member of Saint Paul Lutheran Church, Hamel, IL.
Lorraine was born and raised on the family farm north of Worden at Lamb Road and Route 4. She worked at St. Paul Lutheran School as a cook. After her marriage to Robert Sauerwein she was a full time mother raising their children. She later worked for Jakel Manufacturing in Highland for 10 years and SIU-E for 20 years in the Bursar’s Office. She retired from SIU-E in 1999. She enjoyed sewing, bowling, dancing, Pinochle and traveling.
Daughter – Cheryl L. (John) Merkel, Edwardsville, IL
Son – Michael R. (Kathy) Sauerwein, Troy, IL
Daughter – Sandra K. (Greg) Kershaw, Houston, TX
Daughter – Patti J. (Joe) Makler, Edwardsville, IL
Daughter – Tara L. (Mark) Januhowski, Houston, TX
Step Daughter – Donna A. (Don) Ingram, Inola, OK
Step Daughter – Jessie I. (Rick) Brown, Florida,
Grandchildren – Eighteen
Great Grandchildren – Twenty Six
Great Great Grandchildren – Two
Brother – Paul (Nancy) Engelke, Worden, IL
Sister In-law – Diana Sauerwein, Worden, IL.
She was preceded in death by:
Husband – Clarence F. Maroon – Died 6/18/2017
Father – Fred R. Engelke – Died 1/24/1960
Mother – Hilda W. Engelke, nee Schroeder – Died 4/15/1989
Step Daughter – Ann M. Levine – Died 8/29/2006
Step Son – Gareth C. Maroon – Died 4/20/2013
Ex-Husband – Robert R. Sauerwein (married 10/16/1949, ended in divorce – Died 1/20/2015).
Arrangements are being handled by Dauderman Mortuary in Hamel, IL.
Visitation will be held from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM Friday, December 08, 2017, at Saint Paul Lutheran Church in Hamel, IL.
Funeral service will be at 3:00 PM on Friday, December 08, 2017, at Saint Paul Lutheran Church in Hamel, IL., with Rev. William Gleason, Assistant Pastor, officiating.
Interment will be at Saint Paul Lutheran Cemetery in Hamel, IL.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Paul Lutheran Church or Alzheimer’s Association.