|Birth: ||Mar. 25, 1919|
|Death: ||Jul. 29, 2004|
Prairie du Sac
PRAIRIE DU SAC/DODGEVILLE - Lorraine M. Cretney, age 85, of Prairie du Sac, formerly of Dodgeville, passed away on Thursday, July 29, 2004, at the Pines Assisted Living in Prairie du Sac. She was born on March 25, 1919, in Lodi, a daughter of the late Lewis and Claire (Lindorf) Morgan. She graduated from Lodi High School.
She attended River Falls Teachers College and graduated from UW-Madison with a degree in home economics. While in college, she belonged to the Phi Upsilon Omicron and Omicron Nu sororities. She taught at Monroe High School after graduation. On Oct. 6, 1943, she married Robert G. Cretney in West Allis. While Robert served in the U.S. Marines, they lived in Florida and California until Robert was ordered to the South Pacific.
Lorraine lived in Lodi with her mother until his discharge in 1946. They then returned to Linden township (Bloomfield area) where Bob and Lorraine managed the Iowa County Farm until 1949; when they began their own farming operation. In 1959, Lorraine taught home economics at Cobb High School until 1964 when their sons, Robert and Tim, took over the family farm. They moved to Madison and she attended UW-Madison and obtained her master's degree in nutrition.
In 1965, she started working for the State of Wisconsin; she retired in 1985 from the Department of Health, Education and Welfare - Division of Family Services. They moved to Cedarville, Ill., and in September 1971, her husband died unexpectedly in Shannon, Ill. She then returned to Prairie du Sac where she lived until her death. She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star and Concordia United Methodist Church in Prairie du Sac.
Lorraine is survived by her son, Robert P. Cretney of Ferris, Texas; her daughter-in-law, Sharron Cretney of Madison; her former daughter-in-law, Becky Cretney of Colleyville, Texas; her granddaughters, Lori Cretney of Madison, and Jennifer Cretney of Colleyville, Texas; her sister-in-law, Lucille Morgan of Waunakee; and her dear friend, Florence Markgraf of Prairie du Sac.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert G., in 1971; her son, Tim Cretney, in 1992; her parents; and her brother, Dr. Paul Morgan.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 2, 2004, at LINDEN UNITED METHODIST CHURCH. The Rev. Jean Schmidt will officiate. Burial will be held in Bloomfield Cemetery.
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