She was born June 11, 1930 in Caledonia to August and Ella (Klinski) Utke. Lorraine graduated from Caledonia High School on May 28, 1948. On June 16, 1967, she married Charles “Bill” Kubitz in New Albin, Iowa, and he preceded her in death on April 14, 1998.
Lorraine was employed as a surgical tech and later as a central supply tech at Lutheran Hospital (now Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center), La Crosse. She was a member of St. John’s Ev. Lutheran Church in Caledonia. Lorraine had a quiet, gentle spirit and an infectious smile. She loved every opportunity to spend time with her grandchildren.
Survivors include one son, Troy Kubitz and his wife, Theresa Gavin, of Houston, Minn. and three grandchildren, Trenten, Tanner, and Treyton Kubitz, all of Houston. In addition to her husband, Lorraine was preceded in death by her parents.
Funeral services will be Friday, April 5, at 11 a.m. at St. John’s Ev. Lutheran Church, 650 N. Kingston St., Caledonia. Rev. Jon Wolff will officiate. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery. A visitation will be held at the church on Friday from 10 a.m. until the time of service. Jandt-Fredrickson Funeral Home, Caledonia, is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be sent at www.jandtfredrickson.com.