Lorraine Walther (nee Franzke), 93, formerly of Oak Park and Forest Park, died on April 22, 2015. An avid gardener, she loved caring for children during her 20 years as a teacher at United Lutheran Church Preschool in Oak Park where she was a longtime and faithful member and served on the Altar Guild. She was a World War II veteran, serving with the U.S. Navy WAVES. 

Lorraine Walther is survived by her children, Carole Walther, Margaret (Michael) Wagner, Lois Sadler and Howard (Nita) Walther; her grandchildren, Matthew Olson, Kristine (Kai) Wahlgren, Tim (Christine) Olson, Amy Wagner, Eric (Mindy) Sadler, Jonathan Wagner, Mark Sadler, Peter Sadler, Nicholas Walther and Alexander Walther; and her great-grandchildren, Kelsey and Keegan Wahlgren, Christian and Tara Olson and Liam Sadler. She was preceded in death by her husband, Howard J. Walther; and her siblings, Edward Franzke and Joan Buhr. 

Private services were held at the Cantata British Home in Brookfield on April 25 with interment at Mt. Emblem in Elmhurst. Additional information is available at 708-366-2200 or www.ZimmermanHarnett.com.