Lorraine Dorothy Steinberg, 94, Shiocton, passed away peacefully on Sunday, October 9, 2022, at Country Villa in Freedom. She was born on June 23, 1928, to the late Willis and Ruth (Pahl) Parmenter. On June 19, 1948, Lorraine was united in marriage to James "Jim" Steinberg in Milwaukee. He preceded her in death on February 21, 2002.
Lorraine's greatest passion in her life was spending time with her family. Happiness in her adult life grew upon meeting her future husband, Jim in Milwaukee. Together, they enjoyed riding on their Harley Davidson, a strong marriage, starting a family, time with their church family, camping and traveling.
Inviting an exchange student, William Hui, into their home, increased the size of their family, as Lorraine always referred to William as an additional son. With this connection, Lorraine and Jim enjoyed traveling to Hong Kong and Thailand, as well as time with William's family.
Lorraine and Jim purchased land and build a cabin near Leeman, WI, enjoying many weekends visiting their "up north" friends. Once retired, they moved from Milwaukee and built a home on this northern property, enjoying friends, family, the outdoors and wildlife to the fullest. Lorraine loved tending to her flowerbeds and vegetables, as well as crafting and knitting. She enjoyed watching the birds and wildlife. She and Jim had a passion for traveling, wintering in Arkansas and later in southern Texas. She also loved volunteering at AMC in Appleton.
Lorraine's greatest passion in life was spending time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren, always interested in their schooling and activities. She spoke of her family often in social settings. She was known for her positive outlook, no matter the challenge in life and her kindness. She will be missed by all that loved her.
Survivors include one daughter, Karen (David) Kuhn, Black Creek, and their children:
Kelly (Ron) Gady, Seymour; and Daniel (Miranda) Kuhn, Green Bay; and grandchildren: Benton (Cortney) Gady, St. Clair Shores, MI; Ronalyn (Beto) Cruz, Lenoir, NC; Evan, Ryan, and Addison Gady, all of Seymour; Charlotte and Claudia Kuhn, Green Bay; and great-grandchildren: Clayton and Liam Gady, St. Clair Shores, MI; and Eli, Calix, and Noah Cruz, Lenoir, NC; one son, Carl (Nancy) Steinberg, Arlington, TX; and their son, Dr Spencer (Kinzie) Steinberg, Fort Worth, TX; "Son", William (Joyce) Hui, Winthrop Harbor, IL; their children: Jeremy (Heather) Hui, Grayslake, IL and Julei (Steve) Sommerfeldt, Richfield, WI; and grandchildren: Audri and Carter Hui, Grayslake, IL.; one brother-in-law, Ralph Steinberg, Wauwatosa; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Lorraine was preceded in death by one granddaughter, Jammi Hui; two brothers: George and Ralph Parmenter; and brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law.
Lorraine's family would like to extend a special thanks to the staffs of Country Villa Assisted Living in Freedom and ThedaCare Hospice, and Dr. Kari Sheldon and Nurse Practitioner, Nancy Bucholz of ThedaCare, Black Creek, as well as family and friends that assisted with Lorraine's recent care.
A visitation will take place on Saturday, June 24, 2023 at Trinity United Church of Christ in Leeman from 12:30p.m. until the time of the service at 1:30p.m. Burial will take place at St. John United Church of Christ Twelve Corners Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to ThedaCare Hospice Foundation, 1818 N. Meade Street, Appleton, WI, 54911. Visit
and select "Hospice" for designation.
Online condolences may be expressed to Lorraine's family at www.muehlboettcher.com
"And He will raise you up on eagles' wings
Bear you on the breath of dawn
Make you to shine like the sun
And hold you in the palm of His hand..... "On Eagle's Wings"
"When I am gone, release me and let me go. I have so many things to see and do. You mustn't tie yourself to me with tears, be thankful for our beautiful years. I gave to you my love. You can only guess how much you gave me in happiness. I thank you for the love you each have shown. But now it's time I traveled on alone. So grieve a while for me, if grieve you must. Then let your grief be comforted by trust. It's only for a time that we must part, so bless the memories within your heart. I won't be far away, for life goes on. So if you need me, call and I will come. Though you can't see or touch me, I'll be near, and if you listen with your heart, you'll hear all my love around you soft and clear. And then, when you must come this way alone, I'll greet you with a smile and say, "Welcome home".