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Lorene A. Zachman

Birth Date: December 2, 1930
Death Date: February 27, 2018

Lorene Zachman, 87, of Decatur, passed away Tuesday, February 27, 2018 in Generations at McKinley Court with her family by her side.

Lorene was born December 2, 1930 in Piopolis, Illinois in the family home that her father built, the daughter of Tony and Louisa (Kaufmann) Schuster. She retired from Fair Havens Christian Village after fifteen years of service. Lorene was a devoted homemaker. Her family and home were everything to her. She and her husband are charter members at Holy Family Catholic Church. She married Edward Zachman March 18, 1953 in Piopolis. They shared over sixty-four years together.

Lorene is survived by her husband Edward, children Brenda (Steve) McClerren, Bob Zachman, David Zachman, and Mike (Tami) Zachman, one sister Lucille Herzing, grandchildren Stephanie (Jeremy) Jones, Ryan Zachman (fiancée Kayla Pace), and Kristin Zachman, and great-grandchildren Madeline, Lillian, and Claire Jones.

Lorene was preceded in death by her parents, seven brothers, and one sister.

The family would like to give a special thanks to the nurses and staff with Generations at McKinley Court for all of their loving care and support at her home away from home.

Mass of Christian Burial to celebrate Lorene’s life will be 11:00 AM Saturday, March 3, 2018 in Holy Family Catholic Church, 2400 S Franklin Street Rd, with Very Rev. Joseph M. Molloy V.F., celebrant. The family will receive friends for one hour prior to the Mass. Burial will be in Mt. Gilead Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to Holy Family Catholic Church.

Arrangements by Moran & Goebel Funeral Home, 2801 N. Monroe Street, Decatur, IL 62526. View the obituary, send condolences, and share memories with the family at

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Mass of Christian Burial
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2400 S. Franklin Decatur, IL 62521
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March 3, 2018
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