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Lorraine Thomson

Published December 19,2020

Obituary's Biography:

Our mother, Lorraine Thomson from Round Lake, IL died peacefully on December 15, 2020 from advanced stages of dementia complicated by COVID.  Lorraine, 93, was born February 4, 1927 in Chicago, Illinois and for 66 wonderful years was married to her loving husband Carl who preceded her in death in 2014.  She was raised and lived for most of her life in the Round Lake, Illinois area but later in life sun birded to and from Rhineland, Wisconsin and Naples, Florida. A devout Catholic, Lorraine’s gift to her family was her deep faith in God; never missing Sunday mass.  She was the spiritual inspiration to her husband and children most of which settled in Lake and McHenry counties Illinois. Mom loved to sing!  In her early ‘20’s she was a member of the Chicago Union Station Choir. And later a devoted choir member of St. Finbarr Catholic Church in Naples and Nativity of our Lord in Rhinelander. Lorraine was a devoted mother and wife while also keeping the books for Thomson Disposal Service in Long Lake for over twenty years.  A most gregarious person with an ever-present smile, she easily made friends in any situation.  Lorraine was modest in manner but outgoing in behavior with countless friends in all the places she called home. Lorraine is survived by her sister Kathleen; her two sons Tim (Denise) Thomson and Forrest (Brenda) Thomson; three daughters Pamela (Bob) Von Oepen, Bonnie (Tom) Carter, and Gina (Anthony) Giannola; 14 grandchildren Eric (Sara) Thomson of Boise, ID, Shannon (Curt) Wozniak of Tiburon, CA, Jenny (Gabriel) Mayhugh of Chicago, IL, Johnathan Gruber of San Juan, PR, Jillian (Dan) Torkelson of Spring Grove, IL, Shelby Von Oepen of Phoenix, AZ, Katelynn Von Oepen of Chicago, IL, Ben (Lauren) Carter of Ingleside, IL, Christian (Amanda) Carter of Normal, IL, Amanda (Sabastian) Cieslak of Ingleside, IL, Vincent (Katie) Giannola of Illinois, Nick Giannola of Mayo, FL, Nino Giannola of Marquette, MI, and Skyler Thomson of Grayslake, IL; plus 16 great grandchildren; and her many nephews and nieces.  All of which she touched and loved deeply.  A funeral mass at Our Lady of the Lakes Catholic Church in Ingleside, IL, and graveyard service at St. Joseph’s Church Cemetery in Round Lake adjacent to the Thomson family farm will be announced later in the new year when travel is safer.  In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made to St. Vincent DePaul Society at Our Lady of the Lakes Parish,  Ingleside, IL. All funeral arrangements were entrusted to Strang Funeral Chapel & Crematorium 410 E. Belvidere Rd. Grayslake, IL 60030.  For more information please contact (847)223-8122 or log onto www.strangfuneral.org.

5 replies on “Lorraine Thomson”

  1. A truly wonderful person together with her loving husband Carl. Rest In Peace in heaven ! 🙏🏻🙏🏻

  2. My dad loved his time working for your dad. I’ll always remember Monday mornings picking up at Holiday Park and Wooster Lake Park after the weekend.
    Very sorry for your loss.

  3. I just opened Facebook and found out of Mrs. Thompson passing. First of all may I express my deepest sympathy to the family. Growing up in Long Lake my fondest memories revolve around the Thompson family. My mother and Mrs. T were good friends. Tim and I grew up together playing little league, scouts, Hillside campouts etc. The Thompsons treated me like part of their family. She was one great lady, wonderful wife and a mother of all mothers. Enjoy reuniting with Carl Lorraine, you will always be in our hearts.

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