Lorraine Mary Kateri Richards, 73 years old of Wadsworth, IL passed away suddenly Thursday, August 9, 2012 at Wheaton Franciscan All Saints Healthcare Center, Racine, WI. She was born March 10, 1939 in Milan, WI the daughter of the late Edwin and Mildred (Behr) Dietsche. She spent her childhood years in Sheboygan, WI, but has lived most of her life in Wadsworth. She attended St. Raphael the Archangel Church, Antioch, IL, and enjoyed crocheting, gardening, canning, and making strawberry jam. Lorraine was a devoted wife who cherished taking care of her family and spending time with her grandchildren. She had worked for Baxter Healthcare and Abbott Laboratories. On July 14, 1956 she married William Richards in Wadsworth, IL.
Survivors include her husband of 56 years, Bill; five children, William (Jill) of Ingleside, IL, Debra (Jorge) Cerna-Madrid of Las Vegas, NV, Carole (Lee Mohr) Richards of Park City, IL, Lori (Howell) Fox of Fox Lake, IL, and Lee Sr. (Katrina) of Antioch, IL; thirteen grandchildren, William IV (Mandi), Shannon, Brian, Kateri (Chris), Lee Jr., Nicholas, Christopher, Ashley, Jacob, Brittany, Anna, Sabrina, and Samantha; nine great-grandchildren; and five siblings.
Funeral services with Mass of Christian burial will be held at 10AM Monday, August 13, 2012 at St. Raphael the Archangel Church, 2101 E. Rte. 173 – ½ mile east of Rte. 45, Old Mill Creek, IL. Interment will be private. Visitation will be Sunday from 1-5PM at the STRANG FUNERAL HOME OF ANTIOCH, 1055 Main St. (Rte. 83) Antioch, IL. INFO 847-395-4000. In lieu of flowers those desiring may make contributions to a family memorial. Please sign the online guest book at www.strangfh.com