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Lorraine "Rae Rae" Kuczwara

2/21/1961 - 10/10/2020

LINCOLN ~ Lorraine “Rae Rae” Kuczwara, 59, of Lincoln, passed away at 5:30 a.m. Saturday, October 10, 2020 at her home.

Born February 21, 1961 in Melrose Park, she was the daughter of Richard Eugene and Catheryne Dawn (DeLong) Kuczwara. Her parents preceded her in death. She also was preceded in death by two brothers, Richard Kuczwara and Joseph Kuczwara and two sisters, Barbie Kuczwara and Polly Kuczwara.

Surviving are four sisters, Cathy (Mike) Berg of Albion, Michigan, Roberta (Dennis) Murphy, Christiane Kuczwara, both of Lincoln and Becky (Claude) Salagea of Fox River Grove; nine nieces and nephews, Spring Hyde of Lincoln, Erica Kuczwara of Hillside, Kim (Bill) McCoy of Rolling Meadows, Tim Kuczwara of Lincoln, Nathan (Alexis) Berg of Albion, Michigan, Ben Kuczwara of Lincoln, Ricky Kuczwara of LaGrange, Missouri, Christina Salagea and Alex Salagea, both of Fox River Grove and eight great nieces and nephews, Anthony Kuczwara, Alexus Minervini, Aschli Minervini, Emma Hyde, Royce Berg, Kyler Berg, Liam Berg and Elijah Sanchez.

Rae Rae last worked for Wal-Mart as the manager of customer service, retiring in 2011.

Her passion was spending time with family, crocheting and making everyone laugh.

No visitation or funeral service are planned. Cremation has been accorded by Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory in Pekin.

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