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Lorraine M. Edens, 93, of Clinton, Iowa passed away peacefully, at the Alverno, on Wednesday, July 26, 2017. A funeral service will take place at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, July 29, at Lemke Funeral Homes - South Chapel. A visitation will occur two hours prior from 11:00 a.m. until the time of service at the funeral home. Burial will take place at Clinton Lawn Cemetery. Lemke Funeral Homes assisted the family with arrangements.

Lorraine was born January 2, 1924 in Clinton, Iowa, the daughter of Earl and Lettie (Smith) Shadle. Lorraine was united in marriage to Harold Edens on May 30, 1942 in Elvira.

Lorraine was a life-long member of the Zion Lutheran Church, in Clinton. She, along with her husband, were also members of the Moose and Eagles Clubs.

Lorraine married the love of her life and enjoyed taking care of him and her family, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Simply said, being a dedicated housewife and mother was all Lorraine needed in life.

Lorraine is survived by her three daughters - Nancy (Paul) Cromer of Clinton, IA, Judy (Richard) Ready of Clinton, IA and Peggy (Robert) Starr of Clinton, IA; one daughter in-law Billie (Ray) Birkett of Clinton, IA; 14 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great-grandchildren with many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Preceding Lorraine in death were her parents, her husband, one son - Bill, one grandson Timothy, one great-grandson Jeremy; one sister and three brothers.

Memorials made can be directed to the family.

Fond memories and condolences for Lorraines family may be shared at www.lemkefuneralhomes.com, obituary page.
Published on July 27, 2017
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