Friday, June 24, 2011

Lorraine Bernice Mokry

Lorraine B. (nee: Solfest) Mokry, 87, passed away on June 24, 2011, at Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare-All Saints.

She was born on March 20, 1924, in Chimney Rock (Mondovi), to the late Benny and Mary (nee: Norby) Solfest. On September 19, 1945, immediately after his return home from WWII, she was united in marriage to the late Harold Mokry.

By 1950, the couple moved to Racine where they eventually became the owners of Arrow Carpet where Lorraine worked until her retirement in 1991.

Lorraine was very proud of her Associate in Accounting and often referred to it as her “mid-life degree.” She was a hardworking business woman who also deeply loved her family. She was known as an excellent entertainer and cook, and always hosted family events. She loved to knit and made baby caps for the hospital. She also enjoyed gambling and going to casinos both in Wisconsin and in Las Vegas. She was a life-long Lutheran, a charter member of St. Andrew’s Lutheran Church, and also provided her children with the best gift of all: an introduction to the teachings of Christ.

Lorraine will be deeply missed by her three sons, Harold Michael (Sandra Chaignot) Mokry Jr., Daniel Bryn (Ann) Mokry, and Rev. Richard Bruce (Rev. Carol) Mokry; eight grandchildren; twelve great-grandchildren; four dear brothers; and three wonderful sisters and best friends. She was preceded in death by one grandchild, Sharon Mokry; one brother; and one sister.

Funeral services in honor of Lorraine will be held at Wilson Funeral Home on Friday, July 1, 2011, at 11 a.m. with Rev. Michael Mueller officiating. Entombment will be at West Lawn Memorial Park. Relatives and friends may meet with the family at the funeral home on Thursday, June 30, 2011, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Wilson Funeral Home
1212 Lathrop Ave., Racine 262-634-3361

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