A private service will take place in the chapel of West Lawn Memorial Park on Saturday, May 1, 2021.
Memorials have been suggested to Trinity Lutheran Church.
RACINE – Mrs. Lorraine I. Secanky, 102, passed away at her home on Sunday, April 25, 2021.
She was born in Racine on May 28, 1918, the daughter of the late Joseph Webster and Elisabeth (nee Luedtke) Webster Kriedeman. In 1949, she married John Secanky in Waukegan. He preceded her in death on June 9, 1995.
Mr. and Mrs. Secanky were members of St. John’s Lutheran Church before moving to Florida in 1980 and later to Arizona. After moving back to Racine 15 years ago, she attended Trinity Lutheran Church.
She is survived by her son, Barry (Mary Lee) Anderson; her daughter, Patricia Hellenberg both of Racine; her grandchildren, Tim (Kathy) Anderson of Racine, Susan (Chris) Thoennes of Highlands Ranch, CO, Jennifer (John) Mandli of Racine, Elisabeth (Brian) Michael of Racine, Daniel (Francesca Abbate) Hellenberg of Beloit, Kathleen Davis of Bayside, WI; her great grandchildren, Justin and Ben Anderson, Jessica, Olivia and Camille Thoennes, Jonah and Lauren Mandli, Ryan and Madeline Michael, Henry and George Davis; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents and husband, Mrs. Secanky was preceded in death by her daughter, Kathleen Secanky; her step-father Irvin Kriedeman; her son-in-law, Carl Hellenberg; her sister, Marcella (Ted) Parcels; her brothers-in-law, Albin (Margaret) and Aladar (Josephine) Secanky; and sisters-in-law, Mary (Rudy) Secanky, and Helen (John) Prochaska.
She enjoyed sewing blankets and stuffed animals and baking brownies, cream puffs, and lemon meringue pies as well as playing cards, doing crossword puzzles, and watching baseball games. She also served as a member of altar guild at her churches in both Florida and Arizona.
A private service will take place in the chapel of West Lawn Memorial Park on Saturday, May 1, 2021. Rev. David Gehne officiated. Memorials have been suggested to Trinity Lutheran Church.
The family extends a heartfelt thank you to her caregiver, Becky, for all the loving and professional care that she provided to Lorraine over the past two years.