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Lorraine Mae (Donald) Krahenbuhl

February 27, 1927 ~ July 14, 2021 (age 94)


Lorraine Krahenbuhl, 94, of South Cle Elum, passed away peacefully on Wednesday July 14, 2021.

She was born February 27, 1927 in Ellensburg Washington to Scotty and Mae Donald. Lorraine graduated from Easton High School with the class of 1944. She married Jake Krahenbuhl on June 7, 1947 at the Rustic Inn Lodge. She worked for the South Cle Elum Post Office and retired in 1984.

Lorraine enjoyed her Seattle Mariners, crocheting, playing solitaire and visits from her grandchildren and great grandchildren which always made her day.

Survivors include her sons Sam, Mike (Patty) Krahenbuhl and two granddaughters Jessica (Frank) Bacon, Tanya (Nick) Gorrie, and three Great grandchildren Jacob and Tyler Bacon and Natalie Gorrie. One sister-in-law Mary Ashley of Auburn.

She was preceded in death by an infant son, her mother and father and her husband Jake.

Lorraine will be laid to rest with the love of her life in a private graveside service at Laurel Hill Memorial Park in Cle Elum.

Johnston & Williams Funeral Home and Crematory of Cle Elum has been entrusted with caring for Lorraine’s family.  Online condolences may be left at

Time is not measured by the years that you live,
But by the deeds that you do and the joy that you give -
And each day as it comes brings a chance to each one
To love to the fullest, leaving nothing undone
That would brighten the life or lighten the load
Of some weary traveler lost on life's road -
So what does it matter how long we may live
If as long as we live we unselfishly give.

~ Helen Steiner Rice

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