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Lorraine VandeVelde

March 26, 2013

Emmett-Dorrilla Lorraine Vande Velde, 76, passed away Tuesday, March 26, 2013 at her home in Emmett.

She was born August 3, 1936 at Windsor, MO, the daughter of Oliver F. and Florence L. Macha Tuller. As a young girl she lived in Wisconsin and moved to the Delia and Rossville communities where she attended Rossville High School and Clark’s School of Business in Topeka.

Lorraine was the office manager for Paramount Pest Control in Topeka for many years retiring this past January. She was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in St. Marys and enjoyed music and the theater.

She was preceded in death by her parents and a daughter, Christy Gouge on August 26, 2006.

Lorraine was united in marriage to James Vande Velde on October 14, 1982. They later had their marriage blessed in the Catholic Church in 1990. He survives of the home.

Other survivors include a daughter, Cathy McCullough, Wamego; a son, Matt (Kayla) Vande Velde, Rossville; two brothers, Ed (Marilyn) Tuller, Topeka and Dennis (Linda) Tuller, Frankfort, IL; three sisters, Carol (Joe) Vande Velde, Rossville, Donna (Gary) Klotz, Hoyt and Bonnie (Charley) Wright, Mazatlan, Mexico; four grandchildren, T.J., Chelsie, Trevor and Kristen along with several nieces and nephews.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 A.M. Thursday, April 4, 2013 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in St. Marys. Interment will be in the Rossville Cemetery. Mrs. Vande Velde will lie in state at Piper Funeral Home in St. Marys after 2:00 P.M. Wednesday, April 3, 2013 where the family will receive friends after 6:00 and a rosary will be recited at 7:00 P.M. Memorial contributions may be made to the Columbian Theater or the American Diabetes Association and sent in care of the funeral home. Online condolences may be sent to www.piperfuneralhome.com.

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12 thoughts on “Lorraine VandeVelde

  1. Jim used to drive by my Grandmother’s North of Delia. My sympthy to Jim and family.
    Sharon Brennan Matthews

  2. We are so very sorry to hear of “Moms” Lorraines passing. I so much enjoyed working with her years ago in Emmett. Many fun times. Peace be with you all.

  3. I extend my deep sympathy to all of you . I used to ride the school bus with Durilla when we were in school at Rossville many years ago.
    Sincerely
    Charlotte Kling

  4. Jim, Matt, and family. So sorry to hear of your lost, know that our prayers and love are with you all. Knowing that Lorraine is with our Lord makes Her a special angel for you and your family. With my prayers and Love, Vicki

  5. Our sincere sympathy to your family. We are so sad. Going to miss that lovely woman so much. God be with you.

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