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Obituary for Lorraine J. Fancher


Lorraine J. Fancher, 80, of La Crosse, passed away on Monday, March 4 2019 at Mayo Health System in La Crosse. She was born in La Crosse to Elmer and Esther ( Larson) Anderson. She graduated from the old Central High School in 1956. She married Gerald Fancher on June 23rd, 1956 at St Paul's Lutheran Church in La Crosse, but divorced years later. In her younger years, Lorraine liked to listen to music, go dancing, talk on the phone, go on adventures, and spend time with her family and friends. She enjoyed putzing in the garden and loved animals, birds, dogs, cats, and horses. She also loved to go out to lunch with her sisters and family. Lorraine had a good sense of humor up until the end and we will always remember her impish smile and finger wave when she was saying '' Hello" or liked something. She is survived by her 4 children, Jeff ( Gail) Fancher, Julie Kuster, Greg Fancher, and Michelle ( Eric) Craig all of La Crosse, WI. Her two sisters, Evelyn (Earl) Bay of Viroqua, WI and Norma (George) Schuster of La Crosse. Lorraine is also survived by five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and cousins. Lorraine is proceeded in death by her parents, Elmer and Esther Anderson. A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 9, 2019 at the Jandt-Fredrickson Funeral Home and Crematory, Woodruff Chapel, 4239 Mormon Coulee Rd., La Crosse. Pastor Stephanie M. Steiner will officate. A visitation will be held from 12 pm until the time of service at the funeral home. A complete obituary can be found at www.jandtfredrickson.com.