Lorraine C. Schintgen

NIAGARA, Wis. – Lorraine C. Schintgen, 88, of Niagara, passed away Saturday, Dec. 14, 2013, at Maryhill Manor Nursing Home, Niagara.

She was born Aug. 31, 1925, in Iron Mountain, daughter of the late Martin and Cecelia (DeLongis) Makoutz. Lorraine graduated from Iron Mountain High School, class of 1943. After graduation, she moved to Ypsilanti and worked at the Willow Run Bomber Plant during World War II. She married Louis Schintgen on March 1, 1944, in Ypsilanti. Most of their married years were spent in Niagara, working side by side in their family-run coal business. After Louie retired they resided in Pembine and spent winters in Deland, Fla. While residing in Pembine, Wis., Lorraine trained as an EMT and worked for the Pembine Rescue Squad for several years. Louie and Lorraine moved into Maryhill Manor in 2010.

Lorraine was an active member of St. Anthony Catholic Church, Niagara, where she taught catechism for many years and was also a Cub Scout Den Mother. She enjoyed many hobbies, including bowling, golfing and skiing. Lorraine was a great cook and baked the best caramel rolls ever. She kept busy knitting sweaters, mittens and afghans for her children, grandchildren and friends. Lorraine loved her little winter retirement trailer in Florida and loved it even more when her kids and grandkids went down for winter visits. Her greatest wish for her children was that they would love God and love each other.

She is survived by three sons, Jack (Cathy) Schintgen, Fairchild, Wis., Dennis (Eileen) Schintgen, Deland, and Louis (Teena) Schintgen, Niagara; three daughters, Connie (Robert) Johnston, Marinette, Wis., Wendy (Bill) Hanson, Pembine and Lorrie (Lloyd) Cudnohufsky, Iron Mountain; two sisters, Vivian Wood, Niagara and Joyce Gordon, Kingsford; 22 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Louis; and two brothers, Martin Makoutz and Jerry Makoutz.

In accordance with Lorraine’s wishes a visitation and memorial mass will be announced and celebrated in the spring.

You may light a candle in remembrance of Lorraine, or leave a condolence for her family online at www.jacobsfuneralhomes.com.

The family has chosen the Jacobs Funeral Home, Niagara Chapel to honor Lorraine’s legacy of life.