Lorene I. Huscher
of Concordia, KS
June 20, 1915
January 06, 2018
handled by Chaput-Buoy Funeral Home
Lorene I. Huscher, 102, Concordia, died January 6, 2018. She was born June 20, 1915, in Atchison, Kansas, to Frank and Mae (Springsted) Perry. When she was six months old, the family moved to Concordia, Kansas.
Lorene attended Concordia schools, graduating in 1933. She was employed by The Concordia Ice and Cold Storage as stenographer and bookkeeper for five years. In 1939, she was married to Austin Huscher. They lived in Concordia until Austin was called to serve in the Army in WWII. They then lived in Arkansas, Kentucky, and Pennsylvania until he was sent overseas to serve in the Third Army. When he returned, the moved back into their home and continued their life.
In 1949, a son, Phillip, was born to them. Lorene loved being a wife and mother. She was a homemaker, but served many hours doing volunteer work. She was on the board of Community Concerts and served as its renewal membership chairman for many years; she was still attending every concert until quite recently. She was on the board of directors of the Fidelity State Bank. She was always happy to be a den mother for Phillip's Cub Scout troupe and was active in P.T.A. and loved attending all his activities while he was in school. She was a member of First Presbyterian Church, Presbyterian women, a study club, and numerous bridge clubs. She and Austin enjoyed traveling, but spent time each summer in Estes Park, Colorado, and winter months in Arizona after Austin's retirement. Austin died in February of 2002.
Lorene loved beautiful things, clothes, furniture, homes, and music. Most of all she loved her God, family, and friends. She was so appreciative of her many younger friends, who always saw that she had transportation to events and never forgot to call to offer help if needed.
She is survived by Phillip and his wife Fran; and two brothers, Leland Perry and Dwight Perry.
Lorene was preceded in death by her husband Austin, and parents.
Visitation will be held on Wednesday, January 10, 2018 from 1:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at the Chaput-Buoy Funeral Home, Concordia, Kansas.
Graveside service will be held 1:00 p.m., January 11, 2018 at the Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Concordia, Kansas with Pastor Bob Frasier officiating. Burial will follow in Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Concordia.
Memorials may be made to the First Presbyterian Church in Concordia.
The family suggests memorials to the First Presbyterian Church, Concordia, Kansas c/o Chaput-Buoy Funeral Home. For online condolences, please visit www.chaputbuoy.com