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Lorraine H. Banes, 93

September 4, 2015
Traer Star-Clipper

Lorraine Helen Banes was born on July 31, 1922 to Henry and Maggie (Peters) Midlenstein in Hudson, Iowa. She attended a country school in rural Hudson and finished her schooling in Traer. Lorraine married William Banes on October 21, 1939 at the Little Brown Church in Nashua, Iowa. They made their life in Traer, where they raised four children. William preceded her in death on May 9, 1983. Lorraine was a homemaker, baby sitter and nurses aide. She worked for Schoitz Hospital and Sunrise Hill Care Center for a number of years. Lorraine loved spending time with family and friends. Some of her favorite pastimes included playing cards, different games, sitting outside and reading.

Lorraine died on August 26, 2015 at Cedar Valley Hospice Home in Waterloo, Iowa, of cancer. She is survived by three sons, Gary of Neenah, WI; Don of Bradenton, FL; Dennis (Chris) of Traer; a daughter-in-law; six grandchildren; eleven great-grandchildren; and two great great-grandchildren. Lorraine is preceded in death by her parents; her husband William; a son, Richard Banes; a great-granddaughter; her brother; and four sisters.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to Cedar Valley Hospice Home, 2001 Kimball Avenue, Waterloo, Iowa, 50702.

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