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Lorrayne Krocke, age 86, of Rice Lake, WI, passed away on Sunday, December 8, 2013 at Heritage Manor in Rice Lake. She was born on August 12, 1927 in Turtle Lake, WI to Matthew and Minnie Geophorte.
Lorrayne attended school in Rice Lake and later worked as a waitress at the Coffee Cup, Elks Lodge, Tagalong and Russ's Pancake House. She then owned and operated Happy Hour Bar in Rice Lake from 1975 to 2009.
Lorrayne was married to Gilbert Beets, in 1946, who preceded her in death in 1974. She was later married to William Krocke on August 13, 1976. She loved to shop, play cards and vacation in the South.
Lorrayne Krocke is survived by her husband, William Krocke of Rice Lake, WI; three sons, Michael Beets of Rice Lake, WI, Steven (Eleanor) Beets of Klamath Falls, OR and Timothy Beets of Fargo, ND; seven grandchildren, Samantha Salter, Jessica Bentley, Emily White, Diana Grant, Aaron Beets, Corrine Peterson and Paul Michaels; 12 great-grandchildren; and two nephews, Robert Krause and Richard Krause. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Gilbert Beets; a daughter, Diane Blomgren; and two sons, David Mathew Beets and Gilbert Beets.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, December 14, 2013 at Appleyard's Home for Funerals in Rice Lake, Rev. Donald Berry officiating, with interment in Nora Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 10:00 until 11:00 a.m. on Saturday at Appleyard's Home for Funerals.
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