THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Lorraine A. Woulf
Issue Date: June 14, 2017
Lorraine Agnes (Johnson) Woulf, 94, of Green Bay, formerly of Peshtigo, passed away Saturday, June 10 at Allouez Sunrise Village in Green Bay.
Born Sept. 1, 1922, to the late William and Agnes (McDonald) Johnson, she grew up in Green Bay until age seven and attended St. Peter and Paul School until her family moved to Pound to own and operate the family shoe store.
After graduating valedictorian of her class from Coleman High School, she worked as a riveter in Milwaukee during World War II, sending money home to her family. In 1945 she moved to Marinette and worked as a dental assistant in Menominee, Mi.
She married her high school sweetheart, Leslie J. Woulf on May 10, 1947 at St. Leo's Catholic Church in Pound and he preceded her in death July 12, 2010.
A loving mother to three children, she had a sense of humor, a warm heart and made holidays and birthdays special by cooking and baking everyone's favorite things. She enjoyed cards, bowling and socializing with friends and neighbors.
A lifelong member of St. Mary's Catholic Church, she served on the Altar Rosary Society and was secretary for her husband's in-home American Family Insurance business.
She is survived by a son, Bob (Linda) Woulf of Franklin, Va.; two daughters, Kathy (Jim) Durow of Naperville, Ill. and Jackie Doperalski of Green Bay; four grandchildren and a great-grandchild.
Along with her parents and her husband, Leslie, she was preceded in death by a brother and sister-in-law, Ben and Jo Johnson; sisters and brothers-in-law, Carole and Donald Woulf and Donna and Glen Fournier and a son-in-law, Dave Doperalski.
Visitation will take place on Tuesday, June 13 at St. Mary Catholic Parish, Peshtigo, 171 S. Wood Ave from 9 a.m. until time of a Mass at 11 a.m. Fr. Jess Berdol will officiate with burial in Riverside Cemetery in Peshtigo. Berth and Rosenthal Funeral Home of Peshtigo is assisting the family with arrangements.