Frances Lorraine Ralston Lohse, 60, of Monmouth, Iowa and a lifelong resident of the Maquoketa and Clinton areas, died on Friday evening, June 22, 2012, at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City, Iowa. Add or view memories
A celebration of Lorraine's life will be held at 11 A.M., Saturday, June 30, 2012, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in DeWitt, Iowa. Cremation has taken place and burial will be at a later date. The Carson Celebration of Life Center in Maquoketa is caring for the family.
Frances Lorraine Ralston was born on December 12, 1951 in Maquoketa, Iowa, to Willie E. "Bill" and Pauline (Burkey) Ralston. She grew up in the Canton area and attended country school. She married Robert D. Lohse.
Lorraine had worked in Camanche for 9 years at Jim Walters Windows. She then became a full-time mom and homemaker.
Lorraine loved playing bingo, family gatherings and playing cards, especially poker. After her sister Lucy's death in 2007 she began caring for her nephew, Logan.
Lorraine is survived by a daughter, Joeline (Gary Smith) Lohse of Lost Nation, IA; brothers, John (Sandra) Ralston of Clinton, IA, Jessie Ralston of Monmouth, IA, Archie "Butch" Ralston of Monmouth, IA and Paul (Karen) Ralston of Maquoketa, IA; a sister, Elizabeth "Dolly" Kunde of Oxford Junction, IA; and a very special nephew whom she adored and was raising, Logan Pothof. She was preceded in death by her parents, 2 brothers and 2 sisters.
In lieu of other expressions of sympathy, memorials may be made to the Frances Lorraine Ralston Lohse memorial fund.
Online condolences may be left at www.CarsonAndSon.com.