Lorna Aurella Hamburg, 96, passed away peacefully on Nov. 4, 2018. She was born the youngest of six children to Emil and Ida (Koenig) Koppen on Oct. 14, 1922 at the family farm in Sauk County, near Hillpoint.
She was baptized and confirmed at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Hillpoint. Her strong faith in God sustained her through her entire life. On April 12, 1958 she was married to Harvey Hamburg. They settled in Reedsburg, and together raised four children. She was a member of St. Peter’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Reedsburg and very active in church life, singing in the choir, as a member of the Ladies Aid, and a very faithful servant of the Lord.
Lorna was a lifetime member of the VFW Post #1916 Auxilliary. She was very hard-working, known for her excellent baking skills, with many requests for her pie and pickles, and especially for her needlework-cross-stitching, embroidery, crocheting, and quilting. Up until her last days she very rarely sat down without her “fancywork” in her lap. But most of all she was a loving mother and cared for her children and grandchildren who were everything to her teaching them kindness and to forgive.
After retirement she and Harvey left their lifetime home and followed their children wherever it took them. For a time residing in Green Bay, then in Mount Horeb, and most recently in Rhinelander.
Lorna was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Harvey on Feb. 7, 1994; brothers and spouses, Alvin, Arthur (Vera), Everett (Irene); sisters, Norma and Alma (in infancy); Harvey’s siblings and spouses, Frances (Ernie) Leake, Roland, Lucille (Jim) Poupart and Helen Geitz.
She is survived by her children, Karen (Tim) Joski of Green Bay, Diane (Scott) Biscobing of Rhinelander, Gary (Cindy) of Mount Horeb, and Sandy Hamburg (Harold Jefferson) of Rhinelander; grandchildren, Leah (David), Paul, Megan (Andy), Lauren (Brian), Madeline (Dustin), Claire, Grace, Bristel (Coley), and Olivia; great-granddaughters, Deanna, Aurella, Fiona, and Nola Rose; family friend, Leona Greene; brother-in-law, Lawrence Geitz; niece, Donna (Leo) Tourdot; nephew, Dennis (Judy) Koppen; along with other nieces, nephews, relatives, and friends.
Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 10, 2018, at the Farber Funeral Home, 2000 Viking Dr., Reedsburg, with Pastor Paul Crolius officiating. Burial will follow in St. Peter’s Lutheran Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 9-11 a.m. Nov. 10 at the funeral home. Memorials of remembrance may be made to St. Peter’s Lutheran Church for paraments, or the VFW Post #1916 of Reedsburg.