Lorraine Held

Lorraine Held

Lorraine Held, 82, of Leigh, died Thursday, May 26, 2022, at the Columbus Community Hospital in Columbus.


Funeral Service Tuesday, May 31, 2022,  10:30 A.M

St. John's Lutheran Church, Leigh  Ron Lofgran,PMA Officiating

Visitation Monday 3-6 and Tuesday 9:30-10:30 A.M. at the church

Committal in the Leigh Cemetery   Lunch following at the Fairgrounds

Memorials may be given to the donor's choice

Lorraine was born May 27, 1939, in Leigh to Carl and Emma (Menke) Schroeder.  She attended area schools and graduated from Leigh High School in 1957.  She then studied two years at a a Trade School.  On November 24, 1962, she married Robert Held at St. John's Lutheran Church in Leigh.  Over the years she worked for Braniff Airlines in ticket sales, Consumers Power District in Columbus,  Clarkson Nursing Home, Bill's Bar, Park Place and she and a friend owned and operated Helping Hands- a cleaning and painting service.  Needless to say, Lorraine loved to keep busy.  She also attended all the activities of her children and grandchildren, loved antiques, sales and traveling, having gone  to Germany where she visited family homes.  Lorraine also was a baker and decorator of cakes for all occasions and she and Bob sold popcorn at the Colfax County Fair from Flossie's Popcorn Stand.  She was a member of St. John's Lutheran, the Ladies Aid, had served on the Board of Park Place and was a proud member of the Legion  Post #302 Auxiliary.

Lorraine is survived by her daughter, Traci Monro of Plattsmouth, three sons; Kip (Kamin) Held, Kit (Michelle) Held and Keal (Heather) Held, all of Leigh, one brother, Dennis (Alfreda) Schroeder of Columbus, 14 grandchildren; Ashleigh (William) Garner, Alexis (Tristan) Taylor, Arika, Aaron ,Aleigha and Aiden Monro, Kolton, Kaegan, Kanyon, Hallee, Haden, Makenna Held  and Kammy Layton.  Also surviving are 5 great grandchildren; Jaxon, Reagan and Taylor Garner, Olivia and Marley Taylor and many nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Robert in 1994 and sister and brother-in-law Marci and Mark Foltz.