In Memory of

Lorraine Mary Kenney

August 21, 1926 - October 4, 2018
From: Spencer, IA
Lorraine Mary Kenney

Lorraine Mary Kenney

Born: August 21, 1926
Died: October 4, 2018
Age: 92

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 Lorraine Mary Kenney, the daughter of Leo and Florence (Peiffer) Hammen, was born August 21, 1926 in Jolley, Iowa.  Her childhood years were spent in the Varina area, where she received early education at St. Columbkille Catholic School in Varina, graduating in 1944.  She continued her education at Commercial Business Extension College in Omaha, NE for one year and then returned to Storm Lake, Iowa in 1946, where she worked as a secretary for Vilas and Company.

     Lorraine married J.W. “Pat” Kenney at St. Columbkille Catholic Church in Varina, Iowa on June 15, 1948.  When they moved to Estherville, Iowa, she worked as a secretary for Fitzgibbon Law Office and then at KILR Radio Station as the office secretary along with preparing the daily log.   Later they moved to Spencer, where she was an active member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Spencer, she was involved as Circle Chairperson of the Funeral Committee and volunteered on Birthright, caring for the Church linens, parking cars for the Clay County Fair and the prayer chain. Lorraine and Pat thoroughly enjoyed their family spending their 50th wedding anniversary with their children on the Enchantment of the Seas Royal Caribbean Cruise and their 60th wedding anniversary at Lake Okoboji surrounded by friends and family.  Lorraine loved all card clubs she belonged to where she met many of her dearest friends.  She most recently had resided in Keelson Harbour Assisted Living in Spirit Lake for the last year.

     She passed away at the Accura Health Center in Spirit Lake, Iowa on Thursday, October 4, 2018 at the age of 92.  Lorraine was preceded in death by her parents and her husband, Pat in 2011.

     Left to cherish her memory are her children: Patricia, Dick Kenney, Terri and her husband, Bruce Cunningham, MaryKay Lux and her fiancé, Gary Toft and Melissa Kenney; six grandchildren; six great grandchildren; three sisters: Darlene Simcik of Pittsburg, PA, IlaMae Kraus of Pocahontas, IA and Mary Rose Lenz-Brown and her husband, L.D of Early, IA; one brother, Art Hammen and his wife, Betty of Fonda, IA; many other relatives and friends.

Funeral Services will be held at 10:30 A.M., Tuesday, October 9, 2018 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Spencer.

In lieu of flowers a memorial fund has been established.
Pastor Tim Johnson
James Kraus
David Lux
Bob Kraus
Don Kraus
Randall Lenz
Davin Lux
Will be held on Monday, October 8, 2018 from 5:00 to 7:00pm at Warner Funeral Home in Spencer.
"Amazing Grace"
"On Eagle's Wings"
"Ave Maria"
"Prayer of St. Francis"
"O Loving God"
"How Great Thou Art"
"Irish Lullaby"

Cantor, Iesha Toft
Organist, Marianne Fuchsen
2:00 P.M., Tuesday, October 9, 2018
Mt. Zion Catholic Cemetery
Fonda, Iowa


Monday, November 26, 2018 at 11:51 AM
“Dear Mary Kay and the Kenney Family,
I’m sorry to just be reading this. We are all very sorry to hear about Lorraine. We all have such wonderful memories of the dear friendship between our parents. We will always remember her kindness, beauty and those great chocolate chip cookies she made!
With love and sympathy,
Sheila Fitzgibbons on behalf of Agnes Fitzgibbons and Family

- Sheila T Fitzgibbons
Sunday, October 7, 2018 at 6:13 PM
“To a beautiful lady both inside and out. So many great memories of my aunt Lorraine. Her chocolate chip cookie recipes lives on three many of us in the Kraus family. May you Rest In Peace as you join uncle Pat in heaven. You will be missed. Love, Bonnie Kay (Kraus) Webster ”
- Bonnie K. Webster
Sunday, October 7, 2018 at 12:00 PM
“So sorry for your family's loss. She was a kind lady. God bless, Margaret and Mel Molitor”
- Margaret Molitor
Saturday, October 6, 2018 at 9:47 AM
“With Lorraine being my Grand Aunt, yes I had to look up what the relationship would be with me being Darlene’s granddaughter, my memories were more like “being a fly on the wall” at family get togethers. My most vivid memory of Lorraine was at a family wedding where her husband Pat and her took over the dance floor. I remember thinking how beautiful it was to see “a grandpa and grandma” so happily in love and what amazing dancers they were, especially at their age:). Thank you for the opportunity to post condolences. Terri and Melissa, when you are ready, I would love to get together so you can share your memories with us. You all are in our thoughts and prayers.”
- Julie Simcik Prince
Saturday, October 6, 2018 at 8:53 AM
“Mary Kay and all. We are so sorry to hear about your mothers passing! Seemed not long ago she sold her home and moved. She was a beautiful woman! May God wrap his arms around all of you and give you peace.”
- Bryan and Gayle Bailey
Friday, October 5, 2018 at 10:56 PM
“I am so sorry for the loss of your mother. I will pray for God to wrap his loving arms around the family to bring them comfort. ”
- Lisa Hengeveld
Friday, October 5, 2018 at 6:50 PM
“So sorry for your loss, Mary Kay.”
- wayne d johnson
Friday, October 5, 2018 at 11:44 AM
“Our world has definitely felt a loss. Gone from here is a witty loving lady. To me she is remembered as a devoted wife to Pat. It gives me great Joy to think of them reunited! Lorraine gave me the best recipes like her mint bundt cake. She liked to send me goodies in her famous Tupperware ( kool whip containers) she loved her family dearly and spoke of them often. I am grateful to have met this family. They are forever in my heart. God bless you all! Much love, Nurse Nancie”
- Nancie Heithus
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