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Doris Lorraine Tipke

February 15, 1926 — February 12, 2024

Doris (Lorraine) Tipke, 97, from Hayden, Idaho passed peacefully on February 12, 2024, just shy of her 98th 

birthday. Lorraine was born February 15, 1926, to Lillie and Charles West in Wilder, Idaho. Lorraine grew up in 

Hayden Lake, Idaho, married Walt Tipke on June 22, 1942, and raised their family in Hayden. Lorraine worked as 

a seamstress out of her home doing alterations for Hayden Lake Country Club, Stitches and Britches, Harvey’s, 

and numerous individuals. She never complained about what life dealt her but was thankful for everything she had. 

She loved all her children and grandchildren and smiled (Happy Grandma) whenever you talked about any of 

them. She was the stereotypical picture of what a grandma should be - curly short hair, great laugh, cozy and 

inviting home. When she lived at home, she always had beautiful flower gardens and her house smelled like toast 

and bacon. She had told her grandkids stories of chasing after the "ice wagon" and the time before plastic. She 

enjoyed reading, word search puzzles, playing cards with friends and family, and not to mention her days at the 

casino. She also loved animals, especially farm babies. Such a fascinating life she lived and was able to see the 

5th generation come into this world. Lorraine leaves behind her children: Fran Davis of Hayden, Verla Reed of 

Spirit Lake, Claudia Moser of Post Falls, Larry Tipke of Chilco, Donna (Russ) Dansereau of Toppenish, and Tina 

Tipke of Hayden; grandchildren: Rhonda (Bill) Schelin, Eddie (Carrie) Davis, Toni (Bob) Allen, Dennis (Karli) Reed, 

Chelle (Rick) Yeend, Deborah Patton, Lori (Jim) Schrader, Kimmie (John)Henry, Rob Dansereau, Bill Dansereau, 

Marissa (Jo) Garrett, Josh (Bonnie) Tipke, Caitlin(Jeremy) Guzman; 29 great grandchildren; 16 great-great 

grandchildren, and numerous nephews and nieces. She was preceded in death by her husband Walt; sister Hazel 

Fox; son Jerry Tipke;Sons-in-law: Roll Davis, Wayne Huston, Jim Reed, Lloyd Moser; daughter-in-law Sandee 

Tipke;granddaughter Donna Holden; grandson-in-law Fredjack Patton.

Special thanks to the staff of Brookdale Coeur d’Alene and Coeur d’ Alene Health and Rehabilitation of Cascadia, and 

Shavaine Byass for the exceptional care she received.

Service will be February 22, 2024, at 1 p.m. at Bell Tower, 3398 Jenalan Ave, Post Falls, ID

In Memory of Lorraine, please consider donations to your favorite charity. Thank you.

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Thursday, February 22, 2024

1:00 - 4:00 pm (Pacific time)

Bell Tower Funeral Home and Crematory - Post Falls Chapel

3398 E. Jenalan Avenue, Post Falls, ID 83854

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