THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Issue Date: October 18, 2017
Lorraine (Rasner) Capossela, 93, of Washington Square in Marinette, passed away Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017 at the Luther Home after a brief illness.
Born Feb. 16, 1924 in the community of Greenwoods in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, to the late Fred and Clara (Allgeyer) Rasner, early pioneers of the area, she married Joseph T. Capossela in 1950 and he preceded her in death on Sept. 1, 2005.
After teaching elementary school in Upper Michigan, she worked as a commercial artist in Milwaukee, Madison Newspapers in Madison and later was a freelance artist for Madison retail stores. She also exhibited fine arts in Madison and area art shows. She was concerned with the welfare of animals.
She lived in Madison for 62 years before moving to Marinette five years ago to be closer to family.
She is survived by a niece, Clara Stewart, of Menominee, Mi.; two great-nieces, Sandra and Debra Stewart; a great-nephew, Jeffery (Linda) Stewart and a step-daughter, JoEllen Anderson of Vista, Ca.
In addition to her parents and her husband, Joseph, she was preceded in death by three sisters, Dorothy (Felix) Tessier, Mildred Rasner and Geraldine (Hans) Heydn.
Burial was in Birch Creek Cemetery in Menominee. Cadieu Thielen Funeral Home of Menominee assisted the family.