Lorraine C. Klann

Lorraine C. Klann – (92) – of 1190 County Route 66, Hornell, passed peacefully late Friday evening (March 23, 2018) at Noyes Memorial Hospital in Dansville, NY.

Lorraine was born on August 12, 1925 and grew up in New Orleans, LA. She was the daughter of Norbert & Octavia (LaSalle) Bourgeois. She was a graduate of John McDonough High School (Class of 1941) and later attended a business school in Louisiana.

On September 16, 1945, Lorraine married the love of her life, Jack Klann. In 1946, she moved to Detroit, Michigan, raising her family in Oak Park, MI and in later years lived in Somerset, MI before moving to Hornell in 1988.

Throughout the years Lorraine’s greatest joy was the quality time she spent with her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. While living in Hornell, she was an active and dedicated member of the First Baptist Church of Hornell, a local women’s quilting group and Hornell Women’s Republican Committee. Lorraine also volunteered for many community organizations including assisting with Hornell area blood drives for the Red Cross, helping in Bryant Elementary School as a “Grandma” and driving the elderly to various appointments for Faith in Action. Additionally, she enjoyed sewing, quilting, crossword and jigsaw puzzles, and country line dancing.

In addition to her beloved husband Jack who passed in 1984, Lorraine was predeceased by her brother Norbert “N.J.” Bourgeois, JR, brother-in-law, Robert Klann and 2 sons-in-law Larry Waight and David Broderick.

Surviving are 4 daughters, Darlene Waight of Hornell, Karen (Robert) Daring of Hornell, Peggy Broderick of Hornell and Janet Kraft of Concord, NC; her grandchildren, Tina Page, Renay (Tom) Shull, Tom Holland, Jeffrey Daring, Dustin (Brittany) Broderick, Sarah Broderick, Kalyn (Kaleb) VonBerg, Brendan Kraft, Tyler (Sidney) Kraft; her great-grandchildren, Gregory Page, Natalie Shull, Riley Shull, Quin Broderick, and Ezra VonBerg. Additionally Lorraine is survived by her sisters-in-law Doris Klann and Shirley Bourgeois; her brother-in-law and sister-in-law James and Barbara Klann; along with many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Lorraine was loved beyond measure, by not only her family, but also her friends, of which she had many. She was an amazing woman who will be missed greatly by all who had the privilege of having her in their life.

Family and Friends are invited to extend their condolences on Saturday, (March 31, 2018) from 3:00 PM until 4:30 PM at the First Baptist Church in Hornell. A Celebration of Life will follow at 5:00 PM with Pastor Cedric Cooper officiating. Final interment will be in the Bath National Cemetery alongside her husband, Jack.

Funeral arrangements are in care of the Dagon Funeral Home, 38 Church St., Hornell, NY.

Memorial contributions may be made in her name to the First Baptist Church, 28 Church St., Hornell, NY 14843 or to the Narramore Christian Foundation, P.O. Box 661900, Arcadia, CA 91066-1900.

5 Responses to “Lorraine C. Klann”

  1. Julie McHale says:

    I’m so sorry to hear of Lorraine’s passing. I enjoyed her through the hospital auxiliary. My condolences to Peggy and all her family.

  2. Deborah Pollizi says:

    My condolences to the family and friends may prayers give you
    Confront and healing in your difficult time of a very loving,
    Caring lady🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🤗🤗🙏🏻🙏🏻

  3. Judy Price says:

    Was so sorry to hear that Lorraine has passed. I was planning on calling her. She was a fantastic lady and friend, and I know that she will be missed by many. She was always there for me, but never judging, but understanding and compassionate. I will be praying for you girls today, and your children in your time of sorrow. Just know that she is happier now, where life isn’t so troubled and complicated. Love to you all.

  4. Deb Hunt says:

    Jan – I’m so sorry for your loss. I was out of town on Saturday; other wise would have been in to pay my condolences. Thank Him, for your Mother is now in His presence.

    Deb Hunt

  5. Nancy Margrey says:

    To Lorraine’s daughters Darlene, Karen, Peggy and Jan, and family.

    I extend my love and comfort to you all. Because your Mom was the love of everyone’s life, her earthly presence is missed. May the Lord wrap His loving arms around you all and give comfort in sorrow. God’s Word says “precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of His saints.” We all grieve but with hope for we will see her again. His word says “better is the day when one dies than born”, “absent from the body is to be present with the Lord.” We have these promises that hold us together in this time of sharpest painful grief.

    My Beloved Lorraine –
    I have known her since 1979 meeting at the Dr. Narramore Conference in LA, her and Jack
    What a legacy of “LOVE”, honor, truth an amazing Godly woman of excellent character
    God excelled in His creativity making her; then He broke the mold
    As an orphaned young teen, God supplied the best when it came to Godly Mother figures for me
    There is Aunt Stella, Kathy and Lorraine, Mothers and friends
    Lorraine was full of nurturing wisdom, happiness, laughter, joy, great common sense and discernment.
    Lorraine’s love extended every boundary of her life.

    Her daughters and grandchildren were the stars and love of her entire life. She was a devoted Wife, Mother and Grandmother; she loved all of them, stood by them no matter what and spoke highly of them. What a rich heritage she gives to her family and all whoever knew her, what a shinning example. I love to hear her tell of how she and Jack met at the military dance. There were chaperones in those days. She was so much in love as well as he to her. She just knew he was the one.

    Her and her best friend, Dee, visited me in Florida and we had such good times, great memories. Another time her granddaughter was with her and we went to the Strawberry Festival. I just loved her so much.

    We always laughed as well as discussed serious things.
    Full of wisdom, happiness, laughter, joy
    I deeply loved and respected her and will miss her greatly.
    Lorraine is the best.

    You are in my tears and prayers,
    Nancy Margrey

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