Anthony Nilles
B: 1943-06-14
D: 2021-06-15
View Details
Nilles, Anthony
Patricia Zimmer
B: 1948-05-12
D: 2021-06-14
View Details
Zimmer, Patricia
Pablo Chacon
B: 1960-10-09
D: 2021-06-10
View Details
Chacon, Pablo
Lorraine Cave
B: 1932-08-26
D: 2021-06-02
View Details
Cave, Lorraine
Kimberly Plueger
B: 1967-08-31
D: 2021-06-02
View Details
Plueger, Kimberly
Margaret Honz
B: 1939-04-03
D: 2021-05-31
View Details
Honz, Margaret
Margaret Alesch
B: 1935-06-01
D: 2021-05-22
View Details
Alesch, Margaret
Jennifer Loyd
B: 1980-11-04
D: 2021-05-21
View Details
Loyd, Jennifer
Margaret Reusch
B: 1928-10-25
D: 2021-05-20
View Details
Reusch, Margaret
Ruby Schlesser
B: 1937-09-13
D: 2021-05-15
View Details
Schlesser, Ruby
Geneva DeVos
B: 1941-11-05
D: 2021-04-27
View Details
DeVos, Geneva
Yvonne Schnoes
B: 1935-10-06
D: 2021-04-19
View Details
Schnoes, Yvonne
Joan Roepke
B: 1937-12-27
D: 2021-04-10
View Details
Roepke, Joan
Gary Mouw
B: 1944-10-20
D: 2021-04-08
View Details
Mouw, Gary
Diann Hamann
B: 1950-08-04
D: 2021-04-08
View Details
Hamann, Diann
Bernice Lehrman
B: 1921-05-21
D: 2021-04-06
View Details
Lehrman, Bernice
Shirlee Kramer
B: 1926-05-26
D: 2021-03-27
View Details
Kramer, Shirlee
William Harp
B: 1964-12-26
D: 2021-03-23
View Details
Harp, William
Justin Kelly
B: 1976-03-31
D: 2021-03-21
View Details
Kelly, Justin
Jose Silva-Martinez
B: 1964-05-10
D: 2021-03-08
View Details
Silva-Martinez, Jose
Laura Langel
B: 1933-03-22
D: 2021-03-06
View Details
Langel, Laura


Use the form above to find your loved one. You can search using the name of your loved one, or any family name for current or past services entrusted to our firm.

Click here to view all obituaries
Search Obituaries
780 12th St. SW
P.O. Box 822
Le Mars, IA 51031
Phone: 712-546-4903
Fax: 712-546-4710
Lorraine Cave

Lorraine Frieda Cave (Bay)

Friday, August 26th, 1932 - Wednesday, June 2nd, 2021
Recommend this to your friends.
Share via:

Sign in to the Family Interactive Login

The Family Interactive feature enhances An Amazing Life. Authorized family members can securely access their loved one's memorial website settings at any time.

Share Book of Memories with a Friend

Please enter the name and email details so that we can send your friend a link to the online tribute. No names or addresses will be collected by using this service.

Email Sent

Your email has been sent.

To share your memory on the wall of Lorraine Cave, sign in using one of the following options:

Sign in with Facebook


Sign in with your email address

Your condolence has been submitted for approval. There may be a delay before posting.

Provide comfort for the family by sending flowers or planting a tree in memory of Lorraine Cave

No Thanks

Contact Funeral Home

Please enter your question or comment below:

Email Sent

Your email has been sent.

Lorraine's Tribute Fund

  •  Full Name
  •  Initials
  •  Anonymous
By continuing, you agree with the terms and privacy policy.

Lorraine's Tribute Fund

There may be a delay while processing. Please do not click the back button or refresh while a payment is processing.
Send Flowers
Guaranteed hand delivery by a local florist


Marcus, Iowa – Lorraine Cave, 88, of Marcus, Iowa passed away on Wednesday, June 2, 2021 at her home surrounded by her family. Funeral services will take place at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, June 5, 2021 at Peace Lutheran Church in Marcus. Rev. Kevin Roop will officiate. Burial will follow at Marcus-Amherst Cemetery in Marcus. Visitation with the family present will be from 4-7 p.m. on Friday, June 4, 2021, with a prayer service at 7 p.m., all at the church. There will also be one hour of visitation at the church prior to the funeral on Saturday.

Lorraine Frieda (Bay) Cave, the daughter of Henry and Dorothy (Peters) Bay, was born August 26, 1932 in Correctionville, Iowa. She grew up on a farm in rural Correctionville and attended country school until 7th grade. At that time she moved with her family to her mother’s family farm near Germantown. She graduated from Paullina High School in 1950. On September 2, 1951, she was married to her lifelong companion of 67 plus years, Jim Cave of Marcus, Iowa. Together they lived, farmed and raised eight children on the Cave family farm until Jim’s passing in 2019. Lorraine continued to reside on the farm until her passing.

She was very active in her community and church. She volunteered as a Girl Scouts leader for over 30 years, in the fancy work department at the Marcus Fair, at Marcus Elementary School, at Cherokee Hospice, and at the Heartland Care Center auxiliary. At Peace Lutheran Church, she taught Sunday school for 25 years, taught midweek classes, was a member of Ladies Aid, and was involved with the braille workshop for over 35 years.

She took great pleasure in her large family and attended as many activities of her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren as she could. From baptisms, graduations, weddings, sporting events and concerts her calendar was always full of family events. She also enjoyed taking part in birthday club, tourist club, book club and Marcus historical society. After her kids were gone from home, she joined ladies bowling and golfing leagues in Marcus. Lorraine was an avid gardener and during her lifetime canned, pickled, and froze what must have amounted to tons of produce. Her strawberry jam was a particular favorite of her grandchildren and enjoyed at many family gatherings over the years.

Lorraine is survived by her children, Joyce (Jamie) Coughlin of Sioux City, IA, Shirley Cave of Richfield, MN, Gene (Patricia) Cave of Remsen, IA, Betty (Al) Weihe of Vacaville, CA, Don (Michelle) Cave of Marcus, IA, Charlie Cave of Carlisle, IA, Dale (Barb) Cave of Marcus, IA and Bev (John) Kampa of St. Paul, MN; 21 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; sister Luella Wallin of Paullina, IA; and brother-in-law, Glenn Cave of Cherokee, IA.

Preceding her in death is her husband; parents; a great grandchild; as well as other family members.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the family and will be donated to a local charity at a later date.
Read Less

To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Lorraine Frieda Cave (Bay), please visit our Heartfelt Sympathies Store.

Service Details

  • Visitation

    Friday, June 4th, 2021 | 4:00pm - 7:00pm
    Friday, June 4th, 2021 4:00pm - 7:00pm
    Peace Lutheran Church
    300 E. Spruce St.
    MARCUS, IA 51035
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    The family will be present from 4-7 p.m. A prayer service will be held at 7 p.m.
  • Service

    Saturday, June 5th, 2021 | 10:30am
    Saturday, June 5th, 2021 10:30am
    Peace Lutheran Church
    300 E. Spruce St.
    MARCUS, IA 51035
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    There will be one hour of visitation prior to the funeral service at the church.
    Rev. Kevin Roop
  • Interment

    Marcus Amherst Cemetery
    E. Highland Drive
    MARCUS, IA 51035
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email


We encourage you to share your most beloved memories of Lorraine here, so that the family and other loved ones can always see it. You can upload cherished photographs, or share your favorite stories, and can even comment on those shared by others.

Private Condolence
The Coles sent flowers to the family of Lorraine Frieda Cave (Bay).
Guaranteed hand delivery by a local florist

The Coles

Posted at 10:16am
Caves, We are so sorry for your loss. We will be praying for God's comfort for all of you during this time. The Coles
Flower Image

The Coles purchased the The FTD Living Spirit Dishgarden for the family of Lorraine Cave. Send Flowers


Deb Wallin

Posted at 10:46am
I'm so sorry for your loss. Sympathy and prayers to all of you. Lorraine was a very special lady! May your memories comfort you through the difficult days ahead. Regards, Deb Wallin

Photos & Videos

Photo Album

Upload up to 10 images at a time, max 8MB each


Sometimes extenuating circumstances make it difficult to attend a service. Memorial webcasting gives family and friends the opportunity to view a service live, online, from anywhere.

This event may be open-casket and the livestream may contain views of the deceased.

Note: Only supported in up-to-date browser versions of Microsoft Edge, Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox.

Mauer - Johnson Funeral Home
780 12th St. SW
Le Mars, IA 51031
Earnest - Johnson Funeral Home
206 East Pine
Marcus, IA 51035
Johnson - Earnest Funeral Home
313 Barre St.
Kingsley, IA 51028