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January 16, 2019

12/13/2018 7:30:00 AM
Lorraine Enz

Lorraine Enz, age 98, passed away peacefully at home Dec. 10, 2018.

She was born Nov. 2, 1920 in Casco to Ella and Anton Worachek. She attended Casco high school and graduated as valedictorian of her class. She attended UW Milwaukee to study music which was her passion. She played the organ at St. Joseph's Church in Rhinelander, which at that time was located across from the library.

She married Daniel W Enz on Jan. 23, 1945 in Casco. They eventually moved to Rhinelander where they owned and operated the Rathskeller for many years retiring in 1977. Their signature chicken is still being talked about today by many of their past customers.

Family was everything to her. Having her grandchildren and great-grandchildren visit was always a special day for her. Her other passions included cooking, reading and watching the Badgers, Brewers and Packers.

She is survived by her children John (Arlene) Enz, Steven (Coleen) Enz and Richard (Mary) Enz, six grandchildren David and Daniel Enz, Alissa DeVos, Nicole Mueller, Rebecca Parrott and Peter Enz, 13 great-grandchildren, her brother Alfred Worachek and sister Jeanne Lukes.

She was preceded in death by her husband Daniel and brother Mark.

She was a longtime member of Nativity of Our Lord Parish. Her faith was a very important part of her life.

She will be dearly missed by her family.

The visitation for Lorraine will take place on Friday, Dec. 14, 2018, at Nativity of Our Lord Catholic Church, located at the corner of King and Conro Streets, from 10:00 a.m. until the 11 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial. Fr. Mike Tupa will be officiating. Immediately following the mass, everyone is invited to process to Nativity of Our Lord Catholic Cemetery for the Committal Service.

Hildebrand Funeral Home & Cremation Specialists, 24 E. Davenport Street, Rhinelander, Wisconsin 54501, 715-365-4343. You are invited to light a candle, sign the guestbook, leave a photo or an online condolence at

Reader Comments

Posted: Monday, December 17, 2018
Article comment by: mary grobe

So sorry to see. Have great memories from those days. Your mom and dad were fantastic people.

Posted: Friday, December 14, 2018
Article comment by: Jack Johnson

My condolences to the Enz boys. I will always remember
The Friday fish fries at the wrathskeller. Super family and
Super chicken and fish. May your mom reast in peace.

Posted: Friday, December 14, 2018
Article comment by: Sue Knetter

John and Family, our thoughts and prayers are with all of you Sue and Don Knetter

Posted: Thursday, December 13, 2018
Article comment by: Bruce Kotila

Dear Arlene and family
Lorraine was a favorite patient whom I was fortunate to have known for many years. Her upbeat demeanor inspired all who knew her. Ill always remember her.

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