Lorraine Mae Sippel nee Mancke, 94, of Peotone died Monday, December 16, 2013, at Prairieview Lutheran Home in Danforth, IL. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Thursday, December 19 at the Fedde-Helfrich-Cross Funeral Home, Peotone. Funeral Services will be held from St. John's United Church of Christ, North Peotone on Friday, December 20 at 10:30 a.m., Rev. Bruce Salter officiating. Visitation will be held at the church on Friday from 9:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m. prior to the funeral service. Burial will be in Peotone Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Ed Dersch, Jason Stonchus, Douglas Sandberg, Rhett Rademacher, Kyle Rademacher, Jerry Eipers. In lieu of flowers, donations to Misericordia Home or Prairieview Lutheran Home would be appreciated.
She was born May 5, 1919, in Tinley Park, Illinois the daughter of Charles and Laura (Schultz) Mancke. She married her husband, the late Gilbert Sippel (2005), of 62 years on March 18, 1944.
Mrs. Sippel lived and farmed in Green Garden Township with her husband, Gilbert, and then moved Peotone in 1957. Lorraine and Gilbert owned and operated Sippel's Shoppe in Peotone until their retirement in 1987.
Surviving are two daughters, Laurel L. (Wayne) Baker and Claire Y. (Robert) Rademacher, both of Peotone; one sister-in-law, Claire E. Stephens of Billerica, Massachusetts; one brother-in-law, Raymond A. Sippel of Peotone; seven grandchildren, Samantha C. (Baker) Stonchus (Don) of Peotone, Stephanie L. (Baker) Dersch (Ed) of Manteno, Sara D. (Baker) Martinez (Henry) of The Colony, Texas, Ashley C. Rademacher (Jerry Eipers) of Chicago and Ryan (Jen) of Show Low, AZ, Rhett (Zhen) and Kyle D. Rademacher of San Fransico, CA; eight great-grandchildren, Holly and Douglas Sandberg, Jason Stonchus, Abby, Gabrielle, Madeline, Natalie Dersch, and Lily Martinez. Mrs. Sippel had numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband Gilbert; her parents; a granddaughter, Yvonne Rademacher (1991); a sister & brother-in-law, Norma (Mancke) and Clarence Sippel; a brother-in-law, Kenton E. Stephens Sr.; a brother and sister-in-law, Charles and Lucille Mancke; sister-in-law Barbara Sippel; and a nephew, Kimball L. Mancke.
She enjoyed playing and watching golf, painting with oils, gardening, bowling, playing cards, sewing, fishing, dancing and traveling. Mrs. Sippel was a member of St. John's United Church of Christ North Peotone for over 58 years, taught Sunday School, and a was member and president of the Womens' Fellowship. She enjoyed being with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.