Lorraine L. Huffman, 92, of Crystal Lake

Visitation for Lorraine L. Huffman will be from 4 to 8 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 15 at Querhammer & Flagg Funeral Home, 500 W. Route 17, Crystal Lake.

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

She was born Feb. 27, 1922, in Minot, North Dakota 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 in Sidney, Montana, 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 life-long 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.

Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 15 at Querhammer & Flagg Funeral Home, 500 W. Route 17, Crystal Lake.

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

Interment will be in Crystal Lake Memorial Park.

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.


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