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Lorraine Marie Smolzer

Obituary for Lorraine Marie Smolzer

April 27, 1935 - May 12, 2019
McHenry, Illinois | Age 84

Loving Mother, Grandmother, and Great-Grandmother


Lorraine Marie (nee Vavrick) Smolzer, age 84, of McHenry, passed away peacefully Sunday, May 12, 2019, at Alden-Poplar Creek Rehab Center, Hoffman Estates. She was born April 27, 1935, to the late Thomas and Louise (nee Voss) Vavrick. On October 15, 1955, she married the love of her life, the late John Smolzer, in Chicago.
Lorraine was a long-time member of St. Patrick's Catholic Church. In her free time, she enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren, reading, and gardening.
She is survived by her dear children: Timothy (Kelly) Smolzer, Lynn (Scott) Nelson, Jo Smolzer, Michael (Jennifer) Smolzer, and Jeanne (Nathan) Manoso; ten cherished grandchildren, and one beloved great-grandchild.
Visitation will be held on Thursday, May 16, 2019, from 4pm until 8pm, at Colonial Funeral Home & Crematory, 591 Ridgeview Drive, McHenry. Mass of Christian Burial will be said at 10am on May 17, 2019, at St. Patrick's Catholic Church, 3500 W Washington, McHenry. Interment will follow at Maryhill Cemetery, Niles.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Family Home Health Services.
For more information, visit or call 815-385-0063.

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591 Ridgeview Drive
McHenry, IL 60050
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