Lorraine Francis Stanek Dunteman of South Barrington, Ill., devoted mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, passed peacefully of natural causes on Friday, Feb. 15, at Delnor-Community Hospital in Geneva. Lorraine was born on July 24, 1928, in Chicago.
Lorraine grew up in the Grand Crossing neighborhood of Chicago and loved dancing, playing games with her girlfriends, visiting and working on her grandparent’s farm in Cloverdale, Ill., and on the family ranch in Nebraska. After graduation from high school, Lorraine worked for the Department of Agriculture in downtown Chicago.
She married Marvin Dunteman on Sept. 24, 1950, and moved to the suburbs of Chicago to begin their family and help maintain the family’s farm.
Lorraine loved socializing, supporting her husband and children on the farm. She served
as a Girl Scout leader, 4-H volunteer, and as President of the Cook County Farm Bureau Women’s Committee. Lorraine enjoyed watching the activities of her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, and cheering on the Chicago Bears.
Lorraine is survived by her sister, Irene Karlzen; children, Susan (Bruce) Rucks, Judy (Jim)
Bodnar, Jean (Arland) Prestidge, Karen Dunteman, William (Kari) Dunteman, and Robert (Kelley) Dunteman; 17 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and a dear friend, Hank Gooday.
Lorraine was preceded in death by her husband, Marvin; her parents, Albina and Edward Stanek; and her brother, Edward Stanek.
Visitation was held on Feb. 17 at Yurs Funeral Home, 405 East Main St. (corner of Route 64 & Route 25), St. Charles, IL 60174. Funeral services took place on Feb. 18 at St. Matthew Lutheran Church, 720 Dundee Ave., Barrington. A visitation preceded the service. Burial took place at Lakewood Memorial Park, Elgin, Ill.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the American Diabetes Association, 30 N. Michigan Ave. Suite 2015 Chicago, IL 60602, or a charity of donor’s choice.
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