Death – Obituary: Lorraine M. Selvick – Door County Pulse

Death – Obituary

January 15, 1928 ~ December 25, 2021

Lorraine Marietta Selvick 93, of Sturgeon Bay, died on December 25, 2021, at Door County Medical Center.  She was born on January 15, 1928, in Chicago, IL to Otto and Anna (Larson) Nelson.  On June 26, 1948, she married Bernard M. Selvick in Chicago; he preceded her in death on October 22, 2013.

Lorraine was known as an extraordinary seamstress who could overcome any challenge and produce a perfect product.  She sewed for Palmer Johnson Yachts, Al Johnson’s Restaurant and numerous other homes and businesses.  Lorraine had many, many interests including golfing, Norwegian heritage and culture, and dancing.  She lived a life driven by her faith in Jesus Christ.

Survivors include two daughters, Cindy (Paul) Freitag, Arizona; Nancy (Dave) Bontempo, Sturgeon Bay; three grandchildren, Heidi (Brian) Dye, Chicago, IL; Kate (Dan) Glesner, Green Bay; Andrew (Leigha) Freitag, Arizona; four great grandchildren, Gabriel, Silas, Ruby and Hudson.  She was preceded in death by her parents, husband and numerous cousins of the Larson family.

Memorial services will be 11:00 a.m. Thursday, December 30, 2021, at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church with Nancy Bontempo officiating.  A private burial will be in Hainesville Cemetery at a later date.  Visitation will be from 10:00 a.m. until the time of services at the church on Thursday.

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What Is An Obituary

In national newspapers an obituary (obit for short) is a news article that reports the recent death of a prominent person. Although it tends to focus on positive aspects of the subject’s life this is not always the case. According to Nigel Farndale, the Obituaries Editor of The Times: “Obits should be life affirming rather than gloomy, but they should also be opinionated, leaving the reader with a strong sense of whether the subject lived a good life or bad; whether they were right or wrong in the handling of their public affairs.”

In local newspapers, an obituary may be published for any local resident upon death. A necrology is a register or list of records of the deaths of people related to a particular organization, group or field, which may only contain the sparsest details, or small obituaries. Historical necrologies can be important sources of information.