|Lorraine "Lori" Bieri-Hogan|
|January 24, 1934 - September 13, 2011|
|Rock Island, Illinois|
|Graveside Service: 12 pm September 19, 2011 at Eliza Creek Cemetery|
|Lorraine “Lori” Bieri-Hogan, 77, of Rock Island, died Tuesday, September 13, 2011 at her home.|
Graveside services for Lori will be 12 pm Monday, September 19, 2011 at the Eliza Creek Cemetery. There will be no visitation. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Trinity Pathway Hospice. Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home, 3030 – 7th Avenue, Rock Island in assisting the family.
Lorraine was born on January 24, 1934 on a farm in South Edgington Township, a daughter of Benjamin F. Bieri and Ella Leota Hudson Bieri. She married Donald J. Rench on December 31, 1956 of whom she said “He gave me the greatest gift in the world, my two beautiful children.”
Lori graduated from Reynolds High School. She attended Augustana College and St. Ambrose
College. She also attended numerous training seminars and specialized classes in conjunction with her career. Lori’s started her career with the U. S. Government with the Army Corp of Engineers. Later she retired from the U. S. Dept. of the Interior, National Park Service in Denver, CO. in 1992.
Lori enjoyed making and teaching others how to make glass bead flowers. She made beautiful glass bead bridal bouquets for her daughter and daughter in law. She loved to knit, crochet, oil paint and sculpt. She won several awards for her artistic accomplishments.
One of Lori fondest memories was her involvement with a group of friends that loved to attend and produce plays. They wrote and produced plays about being single with a comical twist. They worked on everything from promoting, costume design, printing their own tickets, acting and video taping. What they may have lacked in professionalism they made up for it in creative fun.
Survivors include a daughter, Lisa Diane Johnson and her husband, Albert, Rock Island; a son, Joe Rench and his wife, Barb, Rock Island; 11 grandchildren; several great grandchildren; and a brother, Robert Bieri and his wife, Sherry, Aledo; and her beloved cat. “Anna”.
Lori was preceded in death by a brother, Bernard Bieri. Online condolences may be left for the family at www.wheelanpressly.com
You will be missed by by the family
-- Barb Rench
Love you Grandma Hogan!! Say hi to Granny for me. We will miss you always but you will forever be in our hearts!!
-- Lauren Cross
I LEARNED OF LORI'S DEATH THROUGH MY SISTER. I AM SO SORRY. IT IS ANOTHER PAGE OF MY LIFE MISSING. LORRAINE AND I WERE BBF BEFORE IT WAS POPULAR TO SAY BBF. I AM JUST SO SORRY WE DIDN'T SEE EACH OTHER MORE IN THE LAST YEARS. I'M SORRY SHE HAS BEEN ILL AND I DIDN'T KNOW IT. I KNEW ONLY OF HER ARTHRITIC PROBLEMS. MAY GOD BLESS ALL OF YOU, HER FAMILY. SHIRLEY
-- SHIRLEY BESTIAN GUSTAFSON ATKINS
Dearest Mama, I just pray that when it comes my time, the end of my journey, that I will have the same faith, grace and strength that you had at the end of your journey. I am proud to be your daughter. I will miss you everyday, and will smile every time I think of you! Kiss Gran for me. We'll be together again in God's time. Love, Lisa
-- Lisa (Suzie-Q)