Lorraine L. Huffman

CRYSTAL LAKE, Ill. Lorraine L. Huffman, 91, of Crystal Lake, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2013, at Fair Oaks Health Care Center in Crystal Lake.

She was born Feb. 27, 1922, in Minot, to Ole Neil and Crystal (Mowers) Landsverk. Lorraine was an only child raised in “big sky” country by loving parents. On Sept. 26, 1942, she eloped to Sidney, Mont., marrying George Wallen Huffman. Lorraine, George and their children settled in Crystal Lake in 1957, where she lived most of her adult life. Lorraine loved making Crystal Lake her home. Most recently she resided at The Fountains, where she greatly enjoyed her fellow residents, the staff and activities.

Lorraine taught biology, and later, for many years, found substitute teaching to be her delight. She eventually retired as a librarian from Crystal Lake South High School. Lorraine actively volunteered in many church and community activities. She was a member of PEO Chapter LD. Lorraine was a Stephen Minister.

Lorraine enjoyed traveling, exploring many parts of the world with George. She was a lifelong learner, enjoying reading, lectures, book reviews and Bible studies. Lorraine also enjoyed socializing, bridge, Sunday drives, bird watching, theatre, concerts and her church family. Most of all she had a deep faith in Jesus and an undying love for her family.

She is survived by: her children, Peyton (Kitty Wright) Huffman, Ron (Betty) Huffman and Krista Huffman; her grandchildren, Heather (David Bratcher) Huffman, Lori (Brian) Chrisman, Bret (Katherine) Corbin and Todd Hilton; her great-grandchildren, Garrett, Collin, Taylor Ann and Dean; and a cousin, Kirk (Hillary) Steinhaus.

She was preceded in death by her husband and parents.

Her service will be Saturday, Nov. 16, at 11 a.m. at St. Paul’s United Church of Christ, 485 W. Woodstock St., Crystal Lake.

Interment will be in Crystal Lake Memorial Park.

Visitation will be Friday, Nov. 15, from 4 to 8 p.m., at Querhammer & Flagg Funeral Home, 500 W. Terra Cotta Ave., Crystal Lake.

Memorials may be made to St. Paul’s United Church of Christ or to the Raue Center for the Arts, 26 N. Williams St., Crystal Lake, IL 60014.

For information call the funeral home at 815-459-1760. Online condolences may be made at (www.querhammerandflagg.com).