Lorraine Peracki, 86 of Forsyth died Friday, January 12, 2018 at her residence. A
memorial service will be held at 10:00 AM Tuesday, January 16 in the Forsyth
Christian Church with Pastor Jeff Jordon officiating.
Lorraine Ellen Peracki was born Wednesday, February 18, 1931 in Chicago, IL to
James and Saima (Mattson) Hartley. She attended the Evinger Elementary School
and graduated with the class of 1948 from the Parker High School in Chicago. She
was employed with the Cook County Department of Public Aid and later became a
caseworker for the Illinois Department of Public Aid. She was married to Arthur
Peracki on February 14, 1975 in Chicago. He died in 2015. Lorraine worked for the
Department of Public Aid for twenty years and moved to Taney County in 1998.
Lorraine was a very strong, energetic and focused lady that liked to keep busy.
She was friendly, loyal and loved to spend time with her family. She was a world
traveler that enjoyed attending plays, singing in the church choir, crossword
puzzles, crafts, sewing, knitting and quilting. She was a member of the PTA, and
was a Girl Scout leader. She was a member of the Forsyth Christian Church and the
Forsyth United Methodist Church.
She is survived by two sons, Rev. James Bredwell, Sr and wife, Lynn of Forsyth,
Robert Bredwell and wife, Jackie of Fort Myers, FL; three daughters, Marlene
Picmon of Forsyth, Jackie Langner and husband, Chuck of Chicago, Janette
Stephen and husband Glen of Battlefield, WA; one brother, Charles Hartley and
wife, Ann of St. Charles, IL; two sisters, Marlene Holland and husband, Grant of
Huntsville, TX, Judy Milburn of Merriville, IN; eighteen grandchildren and thirty
She is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Arthur Peracki; a daughter,
Linda Zielinski; two sisters, Joan Sammons and Linda Cima.
Memorials in memory of Lorraine Peracki may be made to the Forsyth Christian
Church, 13464 US Hwy 160, Forsyth, MO 65653
Arrangements are under the direction of the Kissee-Schofield-Eakins Funeral Home,
February 18, 1931 - January 12, 2018
15945 U.S. Hwy 160 ~ Forsyth, MO. 65653 ~ (417) 546-6250
Kissee-Schofield-Eakins Funeral Home