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St. Mary's Church - Alton, IA
Thursday January 12th, 2017
9:00am - 9:00am

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Lorraine Hatz

Lorraine Hatz, 97 years old, of Alton, IA, died Sunday, Jan. 8, 2017, At Prairie Ridge Care Center in Orange City, IA.

Funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m., Thursday, Jan. 12, 2017, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Alton with Rev. Terry Roder officiating. Burial will be in the St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery in Alton. Visitation with family present will be from 9 a.m. until service time on Thursday at the church. Services have been entrusted to Fisch Funeral Home & Monument in Remsen.

Lorraine was born July 31, 1919 at LeMars, IA, the daughter of Peter and Ida (Ley) Thoma . She was raised and educated in LeMars. She then worked at Albertson Company in Sioux City for 10 years.

On June 7, 1948 she married Vernon Hatz at LeMars, IA. The couple eventually owned and operated their own grocery store/locker called Hatz Frozen Foods in Alton. They sold the business and moved to LeMars in 1968. She then worked in the Plymouth County Treasures Office in LeMars. Vernon died Feb. 2, 2013.

Lorraine was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church, St. Mary’s Rosary Society and Catholic Daughters of America.

Survivors include: her daughter, Sue (Bob) Albers of Alton, IA; four grandsons, Troy (Sandy) Albers of Alton, Chris (Amy) Albers of Sioux Falls, SD, Jason (Jody) Albers of Alton, Tom (Leah) Albers of Alton; 9 great-grandchildren and one expected soon.

Preceded by: her parents, one brother Fritz (Norma) Thoma, two sisters, Helen Dungey and her twin sister Delores Thoma, three sisters-in-law, Mildred as an infant, Margaret (Jack) Zimmerman and Kathleen Hatz.

Casket Bearers will be Troy, Chris, Jason, Tom, Talon and Greg Albers.

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Guestbook

Lorraine and Vern were great hard working people. Remember them from Hatz Market in Alton many years ago. George Dehner worked for them. What a great bunch! Happy memories.

Annette Pottebaum Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

Sue and family, Sorry for your loss. Have to be happy for Mom. Loved visiting with your folks when they were in LeMars and all the gab sessions we had at the beauty shop. Take care, and know we'll keep you in our prayers. We're in AZ for the winter. Judy Majeres

Judy Majeres Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

Bob, Sue and family, I too have so many lasting memories of Lorraine and Vern. I especially remember the trips to LeMars with my parents. They always made me feel welcome and would usually give me alittle ribbing, which in my book means they cared! Wish we could be there ...

Joe Zimmerman Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

Sue and family, Your mom led a long life. Who would have ever thought that there were 97 years in our family life line? You have taken such good care of her all these years. I have many fond memories of your mom and dad. Your home above the grocery store is etched in...

Kay Zimmerman Moore Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

Sue and family, Your mom led a long life. Who would have ever thought that there were 97 years in our family life line? You have taken such good care of her all these years. I have many fond memories of your mom and dad. Your home above the grocery store is etched in...

Kay Zimmerman Moore Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM