Lorraine G. Thenen Tekonsha Lorraine G. Thenen age 89 of Tekonsha passed away Tuesday, January 10, 2017 at Boschway Adult Foster Care in Battle Creek. She was born July 2, 1927 daughter of Gerald James and Irene H. O' Day in Chisholm, MN. She graduated High School in Iron Belt, WI with the Class of 1945. On October 22, 1949 she married Frederick L Thenen Sr. at the First Baptist Church in Tekonsha. He preceded her in death on November 11, 2003. Lorraine worked as a telephone operator, at Schuler's, alongside her husband on the family farm, and was a board member at Hackett. She enjoyed bowling, golfing, waterskiing, traveling, volunteering in the Oaklawn Hospital gift shop, playing bunco, but most of all spending time with her family. Lorraine was a member of the First Baptist Church of Tekonsha and Gideons. Surviving Lorraine are her sons, Frederick L. (Michele) Thenen Jr. of Tekonsha, LaVerne "Vern" Thenen of Marshall, Gerald (Kathi) Thenen of Burlington, Raymond Thenen of Marshall, 12 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren, 1 great great grandchild and many other family and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Frederick Thenen Sr., and brother Jimmy O' Day. Relatives and friends will be received from 2 to 4 PM and 6 to 8 PM on Friday, January 13, 2017 at the Kempf Family Funeral Home Marshall Chapel, 723 Old US 27 N, Marshall, MI. A celebration of the Lorraine's life will take place at 11 AM on Saturday, January 14, 2017 at the First Baptist Church of Tekonsha 914 N Main St, Tekonsha, MI with Pastor Brian Perry officiating. Interment will follow at Riverside Cemetery in Tekonsha. Memorial contributions may be made to the Gideons or the First Baptist Church of Tekonsha. Assistance with memorials is available at the funeral home. Online messages maybe left for the family at www.kempffuneralhome.com.
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