Lorraine R. Swensen, nee Rank, 93, a resident of Palatine for 58 years, passed away Nov. 30 at her home.
Born Dec. 10, 1919 in Marshfield, Wis., our mother spent most of her childhood on a farm in Auburndale, Wis. where her father owned a cheese factory.
On June 21, 1941, she married Cyril Swensen. They moved to Chicago eventually settling in Palatine, where their children grew up.
She worked for the Palatine National Bank for 25 years as the head bank teller. In the 1970s, she and her husband had a house built in Melbourne, Fl., where they spent most of their time. After Cyril died in 1986, Lorraine moved back to Palatine permanently.
Lorraine was a devout Catholic, and everyone loved Lorraine. She kept active with exercise classes at the Senior Center and even fit in a cruise t Hawaii with friends.
We will miss her cheerful kind nature and ever-loving brave heart.
She is survived by her children, Terrance Swensen, Jacqueline (Robert) Kelley and Geraldine Hofmann; grandchildren, Patrick Kelley, Michael Kelley, Tarah Hofmann (Matthew) West, Amber Hofmann (fiance Steve Reaves), Eric (April) Hofmann and two great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Cyril and an infant son.
Memorial visitation will be Thursday, Dec. 5, from 10-11:15 a.m. at Smith-Corcoran Funeral Home, 185 E. Northwest Hwy., Palatine, proceeding to St. Theresa Church for Mass at 11:30 a.m. Interment will be at St. Michael the Archangel Cemetery. A reception will follow at 2:30 p.m.