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Lorraine Thelma (nee Tiller) Schindler, 89, of Colfax, passed away Monday, August 31, 2015, at Sacred Heart Hospital in Eau Claire, WI.

She was born September 29, 1925, in Colfax, WI, the daughter of Peder and Margaret (Grimm) Tiller.  Lorraine married Leonard J. Schindler on October 29, 1941, at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Cooks Valley.  Together they raised eight children.  In her earlier years she worked very hard on the farm and in the barn.  She had hundreds of chickens and was always busy selling eggs.

Lorraine also had a very large garden and did a lot of canning.  She spent the majority of her life in the kitchen always cooking for “my boys” and whoever happened to stop by.  There was always plenty of food.  Lorraine loved having the grandchildren and great grandchildren stop by to visit and made sure they all ate before they left.

Lorraine was a longtime member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Cooks Valley where she was a member of the Women’s Auxiliary and St. Theresa Circle.

Lorraine is survived by her eight children, David, Phillip (Diane), both of Colfax, Steve (Joyce) of Bloomer, Ralph (Anne), Leonard Jr., Jeff, all of Colfax, Carol (Mark) Clements of Bloomer, and Daniel (Carrie Demuth) of Colfax; 15 grandchildren; 29 great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; special friends; and her special niece, Linda.

She was preceded in death by parents; her husband, Leonard Sr.; brother, Lloyd (Edith) Tiller; and a sister, Phyllis (Lloyd) Olson.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 12 p.m. Thursday, September 3, 2015, at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Cooks Valley with Fr. John Potaczek celebrating the Mass.  Burial will follow in the church cemetery.  Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. until the time of mass at the church on Thursday.

Schriver-Thompson Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Bloomer is serving the family.  To express condolences online please visit