MEADE – Loraine E. Cordes, 86, died Friday, Jan. 18, 2013, at Pratt Regional Medical Center.
She was born June 18,1926, to Henry Gerd and Christina Katherine Meierdierks in rural Meade County.
She married John E. Cordes Sept. 6, 1953, at St. John Lutheran Church in Meade. He died Dec. 26, 2009.
She attended the Meade school system, graduating from Meade High School in 1944.
After her graduation, she began working for Marrs and Twist as a bookkeeper.
She was a member of St. John Lutheran Church, LWML and Thrivent.
She enjoyed sewing, quilting, cooking, canning, crafts and spending time with her family and friends.
She is survived by her children, Terry Cordes and wife, Cheree, Meade, Morris Cordes and wife, Sharon, Houston, and Joyce Schultz and husband, Ted, Hutchinson; and seven grandchildren, Jayde, Whitney and Gunner Cordes, Ryan Cordes and Danielle Herndon and husband, Price, and Tyler and Todd Schultz.
She was also preceded in death by her parents; and one brother, Leonard Meierdierks.
o Funeral services were at 10:30 a.m. today at St. John Lutheran Church, Meade, with the Rev. Lynn E. Spencer presiding.
Burial followed at the Graceland Cemetery in Meade.
Memorials are suggested to St. John Lutheran Church or the Lone Tree Retirement Center, in care of the funeral home.
Personal condolences may be given to the family at www.fidler ormebachmanmortuary.com.