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Lorraine B. Hickman

MADISON – Lorraine B. Hickman, age 96, died of natural causes on Sunday, Nov. 1, 2009, at Oakwood Village West in Madison. Lorraine was born on Oct. 25, 1913, in Milwaukee to parents Joseph and Mary Block. Lorraine was a graduate of Holy Angels Academy and the Miseracordia Hospital School of Nursing where she earned her RN degree. She attended Marquette University taking courses in public health nursing. Following her graduation she worked as a public health nurse in the Milwaukee area. After the attack on Pearl Harbor she married John C. Hickman and accompanied him to New Orleans and Great Lakes, Ill., while he served his country in the U.S. Navy during World War II. Following the war they moved to Milwaukee for a year and then to Madison in 1946. She returned to public health nursing in Dane County in 1957 and retired in 1968. She was a member of the Holy Angels Academy Alumni Association, Our Lady Queen of Peace Church and Blackhawk Country Club. Lorraine was an avid bridge player and artist. Her paintings adorn the walls of her home and those of her children. She is survived by sons, John C. Jr. “Jack” (Margaretha) of Singer Island, Fla./ Oregon, Wis., and Robert C. “Bob” of Middleton; daughter, Mary E. (James “Jim”) Feeney of Lawrence, Kan.; grandchildren, Patrick Feeney, John Feeney, Ann (William “Bill”) Briggs, Paul Hickman and Brian Hickman; and great-granddaughters, Mae and Erin Briggs. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, three brothers and five sisters. A visitation will be held from 3 p.m. until 6 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 8, 2009, at CRESS FUNERAL HOME, 3610 Speedway Road, Madison. A private Memorial Mass will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorials are appreciated to the American Cancer Society, South District Office, 8317 Elderberry Road, Madison, WI 53717; or to HospiceCare Inc., 5395 E. Cheryl Parkway, Madison, WI 53711.
Cress Funeral and Cremation Service 3610 Speedway Road (608) 238-3434