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780 12th St. SW
P.O. Box 822
Le Mars, IA 51031
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Lorraine Cave

Lorraine Frieda Cave (Bay)

Friday, August 26th, 1932 - Wednesday, June 2nd, 2021
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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.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Friday, June 4th, 2021 | 4:00pm - 7:00pm
    When
    Friday, June 4th, 2021 4:00pm - 7:00pm
    Location
    Peace Lutheran Church
    Address
    300 E. Spruce St.
    MARCUS, IA 51035
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    Notes
    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
    When
    Saturday, June 5th, 2021 10:30am
    Location
    Peace Lutheran Church
    Address
    300 E. Spruce St.
    MARCUS, IA 51035
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    Notes
    There will be one hour of visitation prior to the funeral service at the church.
    Officiant
    Rev. Kevin Roop
  • Interment

    Location
    Marcus Amherst Cemetery
    Address
    E. Highland Drive
    MARCUS, IA 51035
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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
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Deb Wallin

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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
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