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Lorraine Altermatt March 15, 1921 - Jan. 18, 2017 Visalia Lorraine Altermatt of Exeter, CA passed away peacefully Jan. 18, 2017 at the age of 95. She was born and raised in Oakland, CA, the middle child of John and Ida Freitas. Her growing up years were spent helping care for her younger siblings. She graduated high school in 1939, and went to work at a trucking company in Hayward. Here, in 1940, she met Allen Altermatt. They were married in Reno, NV in 1941, and they moved to Lindsay, CA. They later moved to their permanent home in Exeter. After raising three children, Lorraine went back to school and graduated from the C.O.S. Nursing Program. She worked 20 years in Exeter and Visalia. She was preceded in death by her husband Allen; parents John and Ida Freitas; and 10 siblings. She is survived by son, Ronald Altermatt (Jackie), daughter Janice Kirth (Paul), son Glen Altermatt (Arline).Also survived by grandchildren Lisa Gray (Jake), Darron Altermatt (Sherie), Tonia Pepe (John), Hilary Kirth, Paul J. Kirth (Holly), and 7 great-grandchildren. A graveside service will be held Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017 at Lindsay District Cemetery at 10:30 a.m. Condolences may be offered by logging onto www.salseranddillard.com
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