Lorraine Ann Schoer


Lorraine Ann Palm Schoer died Friday, June 4, 2021, in Billings. She was born February 17, 1930, in Richardton, North Dakota, to John and Katherine “Katie” (Mischel) Palm, the fifth of 7 children. She married James Wallace (Wally) Schoer in 1950. 

A member of the first nursing class at Carroll College in Helena, Lorraine worked as a nurse at hospitals in Billings, Columbus, and Hardin and for the Big Horn County Health Department and the Hardin School District. She and Wally owned the Lazy G Motel in West Yellowstone for several years before moving to Bozeman and then Helena. Following Wally’s death, Lorraine moved to Billings, where she married William (Bill) Wagner in 1996. 

She was preceded in death by her 2 husbands, her 4 brothers, a sister, and one son-in-law. 

She is survived by her 3 children, Marilyn Schoer Neumiller of Sammamish, Washington, Gary Schoer (Cathie) of Shepherd, Montana, and Denise Schoer Riesenman (John) of Portland, Oregon; her sister, Kathleen (Kathy) Marsh; 6 grandchildren; and 9 great grandchildren. 

A funeral mass will be celebrated at St. Bernard’s Catholic Church in Billings at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, June 12th with interment at Fairview Cemetery to follow in Hardin

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