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“On behalf of Food For The Poor, Inc., we would like to extend our condolences and deepest sympathy to the family and friends of Loraine VanHoorn, who...Read More »
1 of 9 | Posted by: Food For The Poor, Inc., Planned Giving Department - FL

“Aunt Loraine was a vry nice lady. I am glad I shared with her at a Restaurant in Stockbridge last August. She will watch for all her children, grand...Read More »
2 of 9 | Posted by: Herminia Cambronero ¨Minnie

“So sorry for your loss. It was always a pleasure to run into Loraine while going to the post office. Such a pretty lady never without a smile to give ”
3 of 9 | Posted by: Lynn Tasch - WI

“Thank you for sharing the wonderful pictures. It brings back many memories of the Cordy Farm and the wonderful people who where nourished there. ”
4 of 9 | Posted by: Victoria"Nett"Goodrich - Neenah, WI

“My sympathies to the entire VanHoorn family. Loraine was a very sweet woman who always took the time to say 'Hello' and ask how we were doing. ...Read More »
5 of 9 | Posted by: Gloria Comerford

“Grandma Van Hoorn you will be missed. What wonderful memories I have growing up with Will and Molly and having her around. What a truely wonderful...Read More »
6 of 9 | Posted by: Kim Hardrath Rankinen - WI

“We are sorry for the loss of your mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She was such a sweet and kind little lady, and those features certainly...Read More »
7 of 9 | Posted by: Ginger and Artie - Hilbert, WI

“Words cannot express how our family will miss our gramma Loraine. What a big part she played in our and especially the Piper boys lives. She has a...Read More »
8 of 9 | Posted by: Brian and Paula Piper

“Very sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts are with you. Tom, Wendy, Ashley and Preston ”
9 of 9 | Posted by: Wendy Popp - Chilton, WI


Loraine Rose (Cordy) VanHoorn, 89, was born into eternal life on December 2, 2012. On January 27, 1923 Frank and Catherine (Kiefer) Cordy welcomed Loraine and her twin sister Lorena into their family. Loraine grew up on the family farm with her 9 brothers and sisters. The Cordy family was close knit, loving and hardworking. Many stories were shared about working together in the beet fields, threshing and the magic of Christmas mornings. During World War II, she contributed to the war effort by working in a mill in Menasha. On June 25, 1949 she joined her life in marriage to William Henry VanHoorn. They farmed in the Stockbridge area and raised their family together until Bill's death in 1973. Loraine continued to help run the farm until her retirement. Loraine was a lifelong member of St. Mary's of the Seven Dolors Catholic Church, a member of the Christian Mothers and American Legion Auxiliary and actively served her community. Loraine is survived by her children: Lory (Gary) Wieseckel, Leo (Janene) VanHoorn, Bill (Sue) VanHoorn and Richard VanHoorn and his fiancée Laurie Meyer. She is also survived by her "favorite" grandchildren: Ann (Joe) Cataldo, Pam Wieseckel, Maria VanHoorn (Tom Stolp), Andrew (Megan) VanHoorn, Michael VanHoorn and special friend Kalin Hephner, Will VanHoorn, Molly VanHoorn and special friend Richard Gaffney, Ryan (Chad) Gerhartz and great grandchildren Brycen, Reegan and Nolan Gerhartz. She was preceded in death by her parents, her three brothers Roman (Esther) Cordy, Leo Cordy and Francis Cordy; and six sisters: Loretta (Irwin) Raddatz, Cecilia Cordy, Catherine (Mathew) Diederich, Eleanor (August) Weber, Lorena (Robert) Hemauer and Sister Helen Anthony Cordy.
Funeral service will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, December 6, 2012 at St. Mary of the Seven Dolors Catholic Church in Stockbridge. Burial will be in the Parish Cemetery. Friends and family may call at the church from 4:00 p.m. until 6:15 p.m.

Loraine requested that memorials be given to charities that serve the poor.