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Lorraine M. Denniston

October 17, 1925 ~ December 7, 2023 (age 98) 98 Years Old

Lorraine Denniston Obituary

Lorraine Marie (Moenk) Denniston, 98, of Onslow, Iowa passed away peacefully on Thursday, December 7, 2023 at the Anamosa Care Center.

Her memorial service will be held on Tuesday, December 19, 2023 at 11:00 am where a visitation will be held from 9:30-11:00 am on Tuesday, December 19, 2023 at Zion American Lutheran Church in Wyoming. Burial will be at the Wyoming Cemetery. 

Lorraine Marie was born October 17, 1925 to Henry and Matilda (Prull) Moenk. She graduated from Wyoming High School in 1943. She was united in marriage to Gene Denniston on March 17, 1944 at Zion American Lutheran Church in Wyoming. On August 18, 1946 she gave birth to their son, Chester and February 27, 1949 she gave birth to their daughter, Carol. Lorraine work at the Midland School in Onslow as a secretary for many years. Lorraine enjoyed attending her grandchildren’s and great grandchildren school activities and visits from the out of state grand and great grandchildren. She also enjoyed watching Iowa and Iowa State college football and basketball. She loved playing cards with all the grandchildren and great grandchildren. She became known to them all as “Grandma Sweetie Pie”. Lorraine also enjoyed fishing with Gene, Chester and grandsons, going. To Carlos O’Kelly’s with Carol, playing poker with her nieces and nephews, euchre tournaments, gambling trips to Las Vegas and local casinos, crossword puzzles, sudoku and all kinds of card games. She was a member of Zion American Lutheran Church in Wyoming.

Left behind to cherish her memory is her son Chester, daughter Carol (Jim) Eggert, five grandchildren, ten great grandchildren, brother-in-law Larry Denniston, sister-in-law Bonnie Bauer and many loved nieces and nephew.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, brothers Richard and Lewis, sisters-in-law Elfreida, Vesta and Barb, brothers-in-law Preston and John.

The family would like to extend heartfelt thanks to Above and Beyond, the staff of the Anamosa Care Center for their tender care and Woodland Park for their love and amazing care. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Above and Beyond Hospice, Zion American Lutheran Church or a charity of your choice in her honor.

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December 19, 2023

9:30 AM to 11:00 AM
Zion American Lutheran Church Wyoming
Main Street
Wyoming, IA 52362

Memorial Service
December 19, 2023

11:00 AM
Zion American Lutheran Church Wyoming
Main Street
Wyoming, IA 52362


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