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Lorraine J. Hand

March 10, 1931 January 27, 2024
Lorraine J. Hand
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Obituary for Lorraine J. Hand

LORRAINE J. HAND, formerly of Prophetstown, IL, passed from this life on Saturday, January 27, 2024. She was 92 years old and resided at Homestead of Morrison.


Her funeral service will be held at 10:30 AM on Wednesday, January 31, 2024, at the Prophetstown United Methodist Church with Rev. Chelsey Weech, pastor of First Lutheran Church in Prophetstown, officiating. A graveside service will be held at 1:30 PM on Wednesday, January 31, 2024 at Riverside Cemetery in Sterling, IL. A visitation will be held from 4:00 to 6:00 PM on Tuesday, January 30, 2024, at the Prophetstown United Methodist Church. The Bosma-Gibson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Memorials have been established to Prophetstown United Methodist Church and Whiteside County 4-H.


She was born March 10, 1931, in Sterling, IL, to J. Wallace and Jean (Vandenberg) Mathew. She attended Round Grove school and graduated from Morrison High School in 1948. She attended Northern Illinois University for two years. She taught school at McAllister “a one room school” and at Riverdale Elementary. In 1951, she married Donald Hand and they began farming in Hume Township. Lorraine was a member of the Prophetstown United Methodist Church. She was an active community member serving as an election judge, Hume Township Clerk and on the school boards of Crest View and later Prophetstown Unit District. She was involved in Whiteside Home Extension, the Red Meat Connection and was 4-H leader in Whiteside County. She was an excellent baker, and a gardener of flowers and vegetables and enjoyed exhibiting at the Whiteside County Fair.


Family was most important to her. She is survived by her husband of 72 years, Donald, and their four daughters and sons-in-law, Barbara (Ed) Kiefer, Donna (Barry) Young, Sally (Phil) Schultz, and Mary (Terry) Gerken. There are nine grandchildren, Brian Kiefer, Sarah Clarin, Lindsay Young, Bryce Young, Michelle Schultz, Julie Schultz, Lisa Sandrock, Kayla Gerken, and Matthew Gerken. There are thirteen great grandchildren.


She was preceded in death by her parents; one brother, Lester W. Mathew.



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Visitation

Tuesday

30

Jan

4:00 PM 1/30/2024 4:00:00 PM - 6:00 PM 1/30/2024 6:00:00 PM
Prophetstown United Methodist Church

200 W. 2nd Street
Prophetstown, IL 61277

Prophetstown United Methodist Church
200 W. 2nd Street Prophetstown 61277 IL
United States

Service

Wednesday

31

Jan

10:30 AM 1/31/2024 10:30:00 AM
Prophetstown United Methodist Church

200 W. 2nd Street
Prophetstown, IL 61277

Prophetstown United Methodist Church
200 W. 2nd Street Prophetstown 61277 IL
United States

Graveside

Wednesday

31

Jan

1:30 PM 1/31/2024 1:30:00 PM
Riverside Cemetery (Sterling)

1908 E. 3rd Street
Sterling, IL 61081

Riverside Cemetery (Sterling)
1908 E. 3rd Street Sterling 61081 IL
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Riverside Cemetery (Sterling) Final Resting Place

1908 E. 3rd Street
Sterling, IL 61081

1908 E. 3rd Street Sterling 61081 IL
United States

Memorial Contribution

Prophetstown United Methodist Church

200 W. 2nd Street
Prophetstown, IL 61277

Whiteside County 4-H

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