Lorraine E. Beers, Sheboygan, formerly of Columbus, passed away Saturday evening, Aug. 19, 2017, at Sheboygan Senior Community. She was 90 loving years young.
Lorraine was born April 22, 1927, the daughter of Louis and Esther (nee Klug) Stenberg. She graduated from Columbus High School. On Oct. 20, 1945, she was united in marriage to Harvey J. Pluim in Columbus. The couple raised their family in Columbus, where Lorraine worked as a CNA for the Poser Clinic. Harvey preceded her in death in July 1966. On June 1, 1999, she was united in marriage with Tom Beers in Sedona, Arizona. The couple lived an active, adventurous lifestyle between Scottsdale and Columbus. He preceded her in death in February 2003.
Lorraine had been a member of the VFW Ladies Auxiliary in Columbus. She enjoyed bowling, gardening, canning and the Packers. After Tom’s passing, Lorraine moved back to Wisconsin to be closer to her family. She loved her Friday nights out with her friends, steaks on the grill at her grandson’s house, a good game of cards and a great Old Fashioned — not necessarily in that order.
Her great-granddaughters loved her sparkle and bling, both inside and out. They couldn’t help but smile and laugh when they were around their GiGi.
Lorraine is survived by her daughter, Pat Foote of Sheboygan; her grandson, Mike (Deanna) Russ of Sheboygan; her great-granddaughters, Emily and Hannah Russ; brothers- and sisters-in-law, other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her husbands, Harvey Pluim and Tom Beers; son, John L. Pluim; and her sisters, Leone McKay and Mary Ann Hatzinger.
A celebration of life will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 10, at Zion Lutheran Church, 812 Western Ave., Columbus. Following the service, there will be a time of fellowship. Lorraine will be laid to rest beside Harvey at Highland Memorial Gardens in Beaver Dam.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the Ronald McDonald House.
Ballhorn Chapels is assisting the family with arrangements. Visit ballhornchapels.com to sign the guestbook.