In Memory of Ethel "Lorraine" Woebke
Died: December 28, 2017
Ethel “Lorraine” Woebke, age 93, of Ida Grove, Iowa, passed away on Thursday, December 28, 2017, at the Morningside Healthcare Community of Ida Grove, Iowa.
A Memorial Service will be held at 10:30 a.m., on Wednesday, January 3, 2018 at St. Paul Lutheran Church of Ida Grove, Iowa. The Rev. Neil Wehmas & Rev. Richard Salcido will officiate. Interment will be held at a later date. A visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., on Tuesday, January 2, 2018, at the Christensen -Van Houten Funeral Home of Ida Grove, Iowa. The Christensen-Van Houten Funeral Home of Ida Grove, Iowa is in charge of the funeral arrangements. Condolences may be sent online at www.christensenvanhouten.com
Ethel “Lorraine” Woebke the daughter of Adolph and Christina (Albertsen) Hansen, was born on May 19, 1924 on a farm called the six-mile house in Goodrich Township, Crawford County, IA. Lorraine grew up in Crawford County where she attended country school. She was confirmed in her Lutheran Faith on April 2, 1939.
On June 25, 1944, Lorraine married the love of her life Walter Woebke in 101 degree heat in the shade in Schleswig, IA. The couple lived in Holstein and the Crawford Country area before making their forever home in Ida Grove, IA in 1955. Lorraine and Walter were blessed with four boys Wayne, Larry, Richard, and Donald.
Lorraine was employed by Koons Bakery, the sale barn, Ida Grove Café, and worked for 22 years as a dietary aid at Horn Memorial Hospital in Ida Grove before retiring. Lorraine enjoyed cooking, baking cookies for her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, playing cards, collecting owls, and especially loved wintering in Texas for 13 years with her husband Walter. You might remember Lorraine and Walter from square dancing which the couple enjoyed doing for 16 years for 4 nights a week with the Ida Grove Twirlers.
Lorraine most recently made her home at Morningside Healthcare Community of Ida Grove, IA. She enjoyed daily visits with her husband Walter, and the many activities they offered, along with many new friends she made while living there.
Lorraine is preceded in death by her sons Richard Woebke and Larry Woebke; her parents Adolph and Christina (Albertsen) Hansen; sister Malinda Abbe and brother Bernie Hansen.
Left to cherish her memory are husband of 73 years Walter Woebke of Ida Grove, IA; sons Wayne (Kimberly) Woebke of Mission, TX and Don Woebke of Evens, CO; grandchildren Darren (Lori) Woebke of Kansas City, MO, Chris Woebke (special friend Jennifer Senhen) of Ida Grove, IA, Dorian (Boyd) Maxwell of Kansas City, MO, Stacy (Ron) Witter of Kingsley, IA, Megan (Zach) Montgomery of Ida Grove, IA, and Cody Woebke (special friend Becca Schmidt) of Ida Grove, IA; great-grandchildren Blake, Deandra, Autum, Caitlyn, Dylan, Carter and Maia; sister Helen Woebke of Forest Grove, OR; daughter-in-law Kimberly Woebke of Ida Grove, IA; and extended family and friends.
10:30 a.m., Wednesday
January 3, 2018
St. Paul Lutheran Church
Ida Grove, Iowa
Rev. Neil Wehmas
& Rev. Richard A. Salcido
Grandchildren & Great-Grandchildren
5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Tuesday, January 2, 2018
" How Great Thou Art"
"On Eagle's Wings"
"Go Rest High On That Mountian"- Vince Gill
At a later date
Sorry to hear of Lorraines passing. Always enjoyed chatting with you folks when we crossed paths. I think of you occasionally when i go past the 6-mile corner. I remember when I started working at Council Oak grocery store, Lorraine was one ot the first people I carried out her groceries to her car. My thoughts and prayers are with you all
Sorry for your loss. I enjoyed getting to know you both up at Morningside and Matt has know you longer since you were a customer. I will miss my friendly little trouble - double trouble maker. We always had lots of fun giving each other a hard time. Hugs to you Walt and don’t be a stranger. Please come up to Morningside for a visit. We will miss you.”