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Memorial Service

Scotland Community Church
Friday September 17th, 2021

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Lorraine Baltzer

A memorial service for Lorraine Baltzer will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, September 17, 2021 at Scotland Community Church.

Lorraine Dorothy Guthmiller was born on July 16, 1928 in rural Hutchinson County near Freeman, South Dakota to Albert and Mabel (Gullickson) Guthmiller. She attended rural country school and Menno High School. Lorraine was united in marriage to Elmer Baltzer on December 29, 1946 in Parker, South Dakota. She was a life-long farmer's wife and in later years worked in food service at the Scotland Good Samaritan Society and Landmann-Jungman Memorial Hospital as the dietary manager. She also owned and operated the Sportsman Cafe in Scotland for seven years.

Lorraine took pride in hosting family gatherings and cherished the time she spent with her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. She was a wonderful cook and enjoyed preparing her family's favorites.

Lorraine was a member of the Scotland Community Church and was active with the women's fellowship. Elmer was a WWII veteran and Lorraine was a member of the Paul Grosshuesch VFW Post #2296 women's auxiliary of Scotland and she took great pride in serving as a color bearer for many years.

Lorraine was a resident of the Scotland Good Samaritan Society where she passed away on Wednesday, September 8, 2021 at the age of 93 years.

Lorraine will live on in the hearts of her four children: Dale (Lori) Baltzer of Scotland, Peggy (Ron) Zink of Sterling, Colorado, James Baltzer of Madison and Jerry Baltzer of Scotland; eight grandchildren: Jason (Kristi) Baltzer, Ryan Kronaizl, Anthony Baltzer, Nicole (Jerry) Caton, Andrea (Aaron) Legband, Ashley (Frank) Doerksen, Cody (Stacey) Zink, and Haley (Tyler) Vandenbark; 13 great-grandchildren; daughter-in-law Linda Ulmer; sister Marge Sorenson; sister-in-law Betty Guthmiller, and numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents Albert and Mabel Guthmiller, she was preceded in death by Elmer her husband of 66 years; her son Terry Baltzer; her daughter Kathy (Baltzer) Kronaizl; one sister Irene Imig; three brothers: Mervin, Emmett (Marguerite), and Laverne (Marge) Guthmiller; and in-laws Heins Heinsohn and Lorrel Sorenson, Eugene (Elda), Gilbert (Bertha), Rueben (Ruth) Baltzer, and Oliva (Albert) Hoff.

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A candle was lit in memory of Lorraine Baltzer

Michael Guthmiller Sep 16 2021 5:34 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Lorraine Baltzer

Vonda L Dobbins Sep 16 2021 4:29 PM

Our sympathy in the loss of your mom. I have so many memories of Lorraine as she worked in the kitchen at the nursing home. I also remember her great treats prepared when all the teenagers would gather at your house. A ready smile and sweet personality. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Jane (Orth) and Jim Rokusek

Jane Rokusek Sep 16 2021 2:29 PM

Jim, So sorry to hear of your Moms passing. I enjoyed working with her at the Scotland Hospital years go. Cherish your memories, no one can take them from you!!

Carol (Kloucek) Streyle Sep 15 2021 3:53 PM

Jerry, Peg and Jim: So sorry for your loss.It is tough to lose Mom! Just know you are in our prayers.

Joe and Diane Janssen Sep 14 2021 6:18 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Lorraine Baltzer

Greg Schramm Sep 14 2021 10:42 AM

I am so sorry to hear of Lorraine's passing. It was always nice to see her in church when I was home. She is a neat lady and I am sure she is busy taking care of her heavenly family. I am thinking of all of you.
Cherish your memories.
Cindy Gall Nichols

Cindy Gall Nichols Sep 13 2021 2:12 PM

I loved serving her her meals when I was working at the society she will be greatly missed by me .

Becky Sep 12 2021 5:13 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Lorraine Baltzer

Gale Kurtenbach Sep 11 2021 7:44 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Lorraine Baltzer

Ann and Jerry Clough Sep 11 2021 1:15 PM

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