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Lorraine Joann Bintner

January 8, 1933 — August 16, 2020

Lorraine JoAnn Bintner, the daughter of Nels C. and Anna (Lauridsen) Nelson, was born January 8, 1933, on her parents’ farm west of Exira, Iowa and died August 16, 2020, at the Exira Care Center in Exira, Iowa at the age of 87 years, 7 months, and 8 days.

Lorraine was baptized at the Hamlin Lutheran Church in Hamlin, Iowa and confirmed at the Elk Horn Lutheran Church in Elk Horn, Iowa. She attended rural school west of Exira and graduated from the Exira High School with the Class of 1951.

On June 21, 1951, she was united in marriage to Arnold J. Bintner at the Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Exira. While Arnold was serving in the United States Army, Lorraine was employed at the Uptown Café and the local grocery store in Exira. When Arnold returned from his tour of duty, they were blessed with six children: Tim, Tamara, Vicki, Tom, Mitch, and Marty. She helped Arnold on the farm and raised their family. In 1959, they purchased a farm east of Exira, and she continued to help on the farm as well as working for Garst and Thomas Pioneer in Coon Rapids, Iowa. In 1975, she started working for the Exira Community School District as a school bus driver and continued for 19 years until she retired.

Lorraine was a member of the Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Exira and served on the Altar & Rosary Society for many years. She was involved in several neighborhood card clubs, the Merry Meeter’s Club, and the Audubon County Campers. Lorraine and Arnold loved to travel and did so extensively both within the United States and internationally, including visiting Germany to see their sons Tim and Mitch while they were there working. She loved to spend time with her 19 grandchildren and enjoyed getting to play cards with them. But most of all, she cherished the time when all the family would be able to get together at home.

She was preceded in death by her infant daughter, Tamara Bintner; her parents; her daughter-in-law, Elizabeth Bintner; her sister, Nioma and husband Alford Clausen; and her mother-in-law and father-in-law, Joseph and Tressa Bintner.

Survivors include her husband, Arnold J. Bintner of Exira, Iowa; her children, Tim Bintner of Castle Rock, Colorado; Vicki and husband Jamie Brehmer of Lyons, Nebraska; Tom and wife Paula Bintner of Ankeny, Iowa; Mitch and wife Becky Bintner of Castle Rock; and Marty and wife Lila Bintner of Brighton, Colorado; 19 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; her sisters-in-law, Ramona Johnson of Kissimmee, Florida, and Avis Bintner of Exira; as well as nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

There will be an open visitation held on Wednesday, August 19, 2020, from 1:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. at the Kessler Funeral Home in Exira. The family may not be present during the open visitation. The will be a private family Mass of the Christian Burial held at the Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Exira with Father David Nkrumah officiating. Inurnment will be in the Holy Trinity Catholic Cemetery in Exira at a later date. The family request that masks be worn during the open visitation and the Mass of the Christian Burial. Memorials are preferred to the family for a later designation. Honorary casket bearers will be Mike Irlmeier, Randy Huff, Darrell Kilworth, Bud Wahlert, the late Darrell Munch, and the late Allan Lee Petersen. Casket bearers will be Ben Bintner, Blake Bintner, Elijah Bintner, Alex Brehmer, Ryan Brehmer, Keith Greving, Kyle Gutzmann, and Nick Onken.

Lorraine’s Mass will be livestreamed on our Facebook page at KESSLER FUNERAL HOMES INC on Thursday, August 20, 2020, at 2:00 P.M. To get to our Facebook page, log into your Facebook account (you will need one to view the service), search for and navigate to the KESSLER FUNERAL HOMES INC. Facebook page and at the time the service goes live, it will populate in our timeline. You may also scroll to the bottom of our homepage at www.kesslerfuneralhomes.com page and click the Facebook logo to be taken directly to our page. If you experience difficulties viewing the broadcast at the time of the service, the recording will remain on our Facebook page for additional viewing opportunities.

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Visitation

Wednesday, August 19, 2020

1:00 - 8:00 pm (Central time)

Kessler Funeral Homes, Inc. - Exira

234 West South Street, Exira, IA 50076

There will be an open visitation on Wednesday, August 19, 2020, from 1:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. at the Kessler Funeral Home in Exira, Iowa. The family may not be present during the visitation. There will be a private family Mass of the Christian Burial held at the Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Exira with Pastor David Nkrumah officiating. Inurnment will be in the Holy Trinity Catholic Cemetery in Exira at a later date.

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