Lorna Mae Mulder, 87, Rib Mountain, passed peacefully on Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2023, at Acorn Hill, Mosinee, with her family by her side.
She was born May 5, 1935, in Wausau, WI, the daughter of the late Dale and Ruth (Shepard) Fredrick. She married Henry J. Mulder on March 17, 1951, in Wausau, he preceded her in death Dec. 17, 2022. Shortly after their marriage, they settled in Rib Mountain. Henry and Lorna celebrated 71 years of marriage.
Early in life, Lorna was a devoted mother and homemaker. She enjoyed cooking, baking, and playing cards and games with her family and friends. Later in life, she worked various jobs where her love of cooking and people shone through. She cherished the relationships she built with people of all ages, and spoke fondly of her work in the kitchen at North Central Health Care, among other places. Lorna enjoyed doing puzzles, crafts, researching family history and spending time in her flower gardens. She was an avid bowler and pool player, and had plenty of trophies to prove it! She also loved golfing and fishing with her husband, Henry. Her greatest joy was spending time with family, neighbors and friends, hosting gatherings and generously welcoming others into their home. She will be dearly missed by all.
Survivors include her children, Lynne Allen, Jeff (Lorraine) Mulder, Gina (Greg) Volkman, and Hank (Kelly) Mulder; grandchildren Jessi (Lance) Coppadge, Josh (Lisa) Mulder, Jake Mulder, Bonnie (Mike) Voelker, Bob (Rachael) Allen, Brandon (Lindsay) Allen, Melissa (Mike) Wheaton, Matthew (Beth) Mulder, Sabrina Mulder (Cameron Eller), Lauren (Riggs) Repking, and Nick Mulder; 15 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
Besides her husband Henry, Lorna was preceded in death by a son, Edward Mulder, two daughters, Loralee Mulder and Lydia Mulder, and one brother, Robert Fredrick.
Lorna’s family would like to thank the staff at Acorn Hill and Interim Hospice for their excellent and compassionate care.
Services will be at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2023, at St. Paul Catholic Church, Mosinee. The Rev. Aaron Becker will officiate. Burial will be in the St. Paul Cemetery. Visitation will be from 10:00 a.m. Tuesday until time of service at the church. Beste Funeral Home, Mosinee, is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences can be directed to the family at www.bestefh.com.