Lorraine Carolyn (Gration) Goodman


Lorraine Carolyn (Gration) Goodman, 87, formerly of rural Cashton, passed away Saturday, May 9, 2020, in the loving arms and spirit of her whole family while living at her daughter’s home in West Virginia.

 Lorraine was born Oct. 6, 1932, to Carl and Carolyn (Mills) Gration in New Jersey.  Upon graduation from high school, she furthered her education and earned a Bachelor of Science degree to become a registered nurse. She married her best friend, John Henry Goodman, on Sept. 12, 1953. They were married in Browns Mills, N.J. Together they raised a large family.  She and John later moved to Cashton in 1978. 

Lorraine is survived by her children, John C. (Gina) Goodman of Missouri City, Texas, Laura (John) Huda of Browns Mills, N.J., Christopher J. (Mary) Goodman of Sparta, Kathy (Robert) Joyce of  Gap Mills, W.V., Jennifer (Bruce) McBain of Hatfield, Wis., and Alex M. (Jolene) Goodman of La Crosse; 21 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; a sister, Patricia Degenhardt of Sparta; a brother and sisters-in-law, James (Judy) Goodman of Eagan, Minn., and Virginia Goodman of  New Jersey; along with many other relatives and friends.

 Lorraine was preceded in death by her husband, John H. Goodman; a 2-year-old daughter, Nancy Jane Goodman; her parents, Carl and Carolyn Gration; her mother- and father-in-law, Dorothy and John W. Goodman; a brother-in-law, Robert Goodman; a sister and brother-in-law, Jane and Rick Cline; a sister-in-law, Peg Goodman; and a brother-in-law, Stan Guie.

A private family burial is being planned for Monday, May 18, in Brush Creek Cemetery in rural Ontario. In honor of Lorraine’s love for planting flowers, please celebrate her memory by planting flowers of your own and remembering her fondly. A celebration of life will be held at a later date in honor of Lorraine.  The Torkelson Funeral Home of Cashton is assisting the family with arrangements.  

Online condolences may be offered at www.torkelsonfuneralhome.com.

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