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Lorraine Lynn Hoffmann

Daughter of the late Harri and the late Herta (nee Goldschmidt) Hoffmann. Lorraine passed away peacefully on July 11, 2017 after a brief illness at age 74.

She was president of the Harri Hoffmann Company, a manufacturer of shoe and leather products, which her father started in the late 1930’s after immigrating from Aurich, Germany. Lorraine was born and raised in Milwaukee. After receiving her BA in economics from the University of WI-Madison and a master’s degree from Columbia University in New York, she moved to Chicago where she worked as an Assistant VP at Merrill Lynch. After her father passed away in 1999, she returned to Milwaukee to run the family business.

Lorraine was a treasured member of Milwaukee’s Jewish community which she supported with her boundless energy and ceaseless determination. She was a generous philanthropist supporting numerous organizations and serving on various boards including Lake Park Synagogue, Goethe House Wisconsin, Wisconsin Institute for Torah Study (WITS), The Orthodox Union of America, the Museum of Beer and Brewing, the Corporate Board of MSOE and Holocaust Education Resource Center.

Lorraine will be dearly missed by relatives, friends and all of the people that she touched throughout her life.

Funeral service Wednesday, July 12, 2017 at 10:00 AM at the Jewish Community Center, Daniel M. Soref Community Hall, 6255 North Santa Monica Boulevard, Whitefish Bay. Interment to follow at Greenwood Cemetery, 2615 West Cleveland Avenue, Milwaukee.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to Lake Park Synagogue, WITS or the charity of your choice appreciated.

Goodman-Bensman Whitefish Bay Funeral Home
4750 North Santa Monica Boulevard (414) 964-3111

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