Lorraine Bethke, age 84, of Hutchinson passed away Monday, December 4, 2017, at Harmony River Living Center in Hutchinson.
Memorial Services will be Friday, December 8, 2017, 10:00 A.M. at the Dobratz-Hantge Funeral Chapel in Hutchinson with interment in the Franklin Cemetery, Franklin, Minnesota.
Gathering of Family and Friends will be one hour prior to the service on Friday.
Lorraine Gladys Bethke was born on January 2, 1933, in Lamberton, Minnesota. She was the daughter of Louis and Elsie (Blank) Dooner. Lorraine was baptized as an infant on March 4, 1934, at Zion Lutheran Church in Lamberton and was later confirmed in her faith as a youth. She received her education in Franklin and was a graduate of the Franklin High School Class of 1951.
On October 4, 1952, Lorraine was united in marriage to Alvin Bethke at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church in Franklin. After their marriage, the couple resided in Franklin. The couple was blessed with four children. Lorraine and Alvin shared 10 years of marriage before he passed away on October 24, 1962.
Lorraine was a member of St. Luke’s Lutheran Church in Franklin and the Ladies Aid.
Lorraine volunteered at St. Mary’s Care Center in Winsted. She enjoyed birdwatching, walking, playing Bingo and spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
When she needed assistance with her daily care, Lorraine became a resident of Harmony River Living Center and passed away there on Monday, December 4, 2017, at the age of 84 years.
Blessed be her memory.
Lorraine is survived by her:
Children, Jeff Bethke and his wife, Becky of Franklin, MN,
Mark Bethke and his wife, LynDa of Bismarck, ND, and
Lisa Raddatz and her husband, Tim of Mayer, MN;
Grandchildren, Travis Okins of Franklin, MN, Mark Bethke Jr. of Oklahoma City, OK, Tina Weishaar of Bismarck, ND, Bryce Bethke of Bismarck, ND, Sarah Raddatz of Hutchinson, MN, Rachel Engel of Willmar, MN, Nick Raddatz of Minneapolis, MN, and Emma Raddatz of Mayer, MN;
Great-Grandchildren, Zakary Weishaar of Bismarck, ND, Jayda Weishaar of Bismarck, ND, McKenzee Bethke of Bismarck, ND, Mason Bethke of Bismarck, ND, Isabelle Engel of Willmar, MN, Leo Engel of Willmar, MN, and Jackson Raddatz of Hutchinson, MN;
Step Great-Grandchildren, Mercedes Okins, Connor Okins and Hailiy Okins of Franklin, MN;
Many other relatives and friends.
Lorraine was preceded in death by her Parents, Louis and Elsie Dooner; Husband, Alvin Bethke; Son, Alan Bethke; and Siblings, Arlyce LaBerge and Louis Dooner Jr.