Lorraine Fredericka (Ehlert) Groves, the daughter of Edward and Lena (Boger) Ehlert, was born on April 11, 1925, in Denison, Iowa. Her family moved to a farm North of Webster City in 1933 and graduated from Webster City High School in 1943.
Lorraine was united in marriage with Maris Donald “Don” “Brandy” Brandrup, Jr. on June 22, 1943 ~ 2 days before he left for W.W.II. The couple made their home in Webster City and raised two sons, Mike and John. Don preceded her in death on February 4, 1982. On April 9, 1988, Lorraine married H. Max Groves at Trinity Lutheran Church in Webster City and they made their home in Eagle Grove. Max preceded her in death on June 22, 1994.
Lorraine was a member of Evangelical Lutheran Church, United Methodist Church and active in church circle. She enjoyed traveling, fishing and playing bridge (3-4 times a week).
Lorraine passed away on Thursday, July 29, 2021, at Southfield Wellness Community in Webster City, at the age of 96 years. She was also preceded in death by her parents and siblings: Carl Ehlert, Loren Ehlert, Dewy Brown and Deloris Arends.
Survivors include her sons, Mike Brandrup (Patricia) of Webster City and John Brandrup of Lakeside, OR; two granddaughters, Paula Bahrenfuss and Holly Brandrup; four great-grandchildren: Cole Brownfield, Bryce Boland, Robyn Weets (Dylan) and Kelsey Grulke (Caleb) and one great great-granddaughter, Hayden Weets.
Private family services will be held on Tuesday at Foust Funeral Home in Eagle Grove.
Memorials may be left to the discretion of the family.