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Lorraine Dowdal

March 14, 1927 — September 26, 2016

Lorraine F. Dowdal, 89, of Colona passed away Monday September 26, 2016 at Hammond Henry Hospital in Geneseo.

A funeral mass will be 10am Thursday at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Colona. Visitation will be 4-7pm Wednesday at Schroder Mortuary in Colona with a rosary at 3:30pm. Burial will be at Rock Island National Cemetery. Memorials may be made to St. Patrick's Catholic Church or ones choice.

Lorraine was born March 14, 1927 in Rock Island, IL the daughter of Ernest and Florence Scott Donaway. She married Robert L. Dowdal Sr. August 15, 1946 in Rock Island. Lorraine worked at Circle Shop in Rock Island, the Illinois Bell Telephone Company and B&C Royal Blue Store in Green Rock. She was an active member of St. Patrick's Catholic Church where she played the organ for 20 years, taught CCD and youth group classes and was a member of St. Anne's Circle. She also helped her husband with the grounds at the church. Lorraine loved traveling all over the country, especially to Yellowstone National Park.

Survivors include her husband Robert Sr.; children Debra Lynn VonMaur; Robert L. (Stephanie) Dowdal Jr. and Mark (Mary) Dowdal; 11 grandchildren; 15 great grandchildren; 2 great great grandchildren and a brother Ernie "Don" (Gina) Donaway.

Lorraine was preceded in death by her parents and 2 sisters.
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