Lorraine Elder, 87, of Richland Center died Thursday, January 19, 2023, at Our House Senior Living in Richland Center. She was born on April 26, 1935, the daughter of Tillmon and Buena (Frye) Fry. On April 19, 1952, she was united in marriage to Donald Elder at the Willow Valley United Methodist Church. Lorraine and Donald farmed together. She enjoyed gardening, embroidering, and baking, especially peanut butter cookies and Russian Tea Cookies. Lorraine collected dishes and hummingbirds.

Lorraine is survived by her son Douglas (Debra) Elder of Kendall, daughters: Barbara Chickering of Atlanta, GA, Kathy (Gordon) Niemeier of Janesville, Linda Sue (Danny) Cox of Elroy, Julie Ann aka “Punk” (Tom) Doudna of Sextonville; seven grandsons: Matthew Chickering, Richard (Ellen) Niemeier, Daniel (Liz) Neimeier, Jeremy (Heather) Elder, Justin (Danielle) Elder, David Cox, Grant (Brandi) Pauls; six granddaughters: Sarah Howlett, Megan (Josh) Moss, Brandi (Rick) Blooer, Jesse Sue (TJ) Lueneburg, Ashley (William) Toussaint, Skyla Jae (Brent) Wanless; many great-grandsons and great-granddaughters; brother Fred Fry of Ithaca; sisters: Marjorie Rabine of Reedsburg, Marylou Walsh of Mukwonago; special relative: Chrystal Tyo Centeno of Viola; nieces and nephews, and other family and friends.