Lorraine Breidenbach


September 6, 1922 - June 30, 2017


Lorraine Breidenbach, 94, Mitchell, SD died Friday, June 30, 2017 at Firesteel Healthcare Center in Mitchell.  Funeral services will be 10:30 Am Thursday, July 6, 2017 at Holy Spirit Catholic Church in Mitchell.  Burial will be at the American Legion Cemetery in Mitchell.  Visitation will begin at 9:00 am on Thursday until the time of services at the church.  Arrangements are with the Bittner Funeral Chapel in Mitchell.

Lorraine L. Breidenbach was born September 6, 1922 at Emery, SD to Joseph and Teresa (Heiter) Kayser. She attended St. Martin’s Boarding School in Emery, country school for two years and graduated from Alexandria High School in 1940. She graduated from Mitchell Business College in 1941 and earned a secretarial diploma in 1942. On June 27, 1943 she married Gaylene “Gale” Breidenbach at Leavenworth, KS. Lorraine was employed by Northwestern Bell Telephone and US West Telephone Company for 33 years.

She was a member of Holy Spirit Catholic Church, Catholic Daughter’s Altar Society, Lioness Club, Mitchell Beautification, Mitchell Garden Club, Red Hats and the VFW.

She is survived by two sons: Gary (Ardis) Breidenbach of Mitchell, Philip (Cheryl) Breidenbach of Idaho Falls, ID, one daughter, Kathy (Jerry) Burks of Indianapolis, IN, six grandchildren and six great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Gaylene, brother, Joseph and sisters: Viola, Marie and Rozella.


Thursday, July 6, 2017
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Holy Spirit Catholic Church
1401 W Cedar Ave
Mitchell, SD 57301


Thursday, July 6, 2017
10:30 AM
Holy Spirit Catholic Church
1401 W Cedar Ave
Mitchell, SD 57301


American Legion Cemetery
Mitchell, SD

Posted by Gary and Barbara on July 6, 2017
Thinking of you all today! Remembering all the good times will bring smiles to you and Courtney.......
love you guys.
Posted by Mary Brady Schaefer on July 5, 2017
Lorraine came to my water aerobics class at the Rec Center in the 80's and 90's. She was so full of energy. What a beautiful soul. My prayers and sympathies to the family.
Posted by Jim & Linda Dollar on July 5, 2017
Prayers for peace and comfort for all of you. Phil, you are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. Hang onto the memories and take comfort in the good times you have shared.
Posted by AseraCare Hospice on July 5, 2017
During this time of loss, we at AseraCare Hospice, would like to extend our condolences to you and your family. The nurses and staff at AseraCare thank you for the privilege of being able to serve you during these difficult times. May the Lord bless you and keep you.
- The AseraCare Hospice Team
Posted by Jerry Kenton on July 4, 2017
Hi Phil....My heartfelt sympathy on the loss of your Mother. You are in my prayers. You were a great, fun leader on our '81 team. I'll always remember the kindness all you seniors showed when I moved up. First-Team All-State....ESD Scoring Champ. Munsen always praised you to the skies! He loved you! 😀🏀. The Snake. God bless!!!!! Jerry Kenton 1983
Posted by Tracy Blindauer Franks on July 4, 2017
So sorry for your loss. She was such a beautiful woman! I remember being so impressed as a kid with her decorating skills! I am out of town, wish I could attend.
Posted by Sarah Corey on July 4, 2017
Thinking of you and your family during this time, I take comfort knowing that she is in Heaven!
Posted by Sharlie Jo Smith on July 3, 2017
You an your family will be in my prayers.
Posted by Jerry keckler on July 3, 2017
Sorry for your loss our prayers are with you
Posted by David Kurtenbach on July 3, 2017
My condolences to Gary and his siblings.
Posted by Bob Kayser on July 3, 2017
Gary, Kathy and Philip you are in my thoughts and prayers at the passing of your mother.
Posted by Vince Hockett on July 3, 2017
I have such fond memories of Lorraine throughout childhood. As one of Phil's friends, I always was welcomed with open arms and a hug. So many of my great memories of calling Mitchell home were a direct cause of parents like the Breidenbachs. I will cherish Lorraines openness and happiness forever. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.
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