Lorraine Readman


Lorraine Readman age 84, passed away Friday, March 5, 2021 at Longview Nursing Home in Missouri Valley, Iowa. 

Lorraine Lee Woodard Readman was born in Logan, Iowa to Joseph and Alice (Teager) Woodard on January 28, 1937. She attended and graduated from Logan High School in 1955. Lorraine moved to California to help her sister with her kids. She met her husband Frederick Readman and was united in marriage on December 27, 1957 in San Bernadino, California. They welcomed to their family two daughters, Jane and Vicky, and a son, Fred. The family moved to Oregon and they were there until 1970. Lorraine moved her family back to Logan to be close to her family. Lorraine spent most of her time taking care of children. That was what she loved to do. She has watched somewhere over 200 kids in her lifetime. That includes her grandkids. Lorraine would sew the girls’ dresses when they were younger. She was a den leader when Fred was younger. In her spare time, she was involved in the Lady’s VFW Auxiliary as President and other offices, President of the Lamplighters, prepared the communion for many years, served in the church nursery and worked with the Share program. She always was sending cards out for all occasions if she had your address and loved to call and talk on the phone.

Lorraine is preceded in death by her parents, brothers George, Jim, Paul, Harold, and Floyd, sisters Rosie, Sharon, and Ann Marie.

Lorraine is survived by her daughters Jane Hansen (Roger) of Council Bluffs, Iowa, Vicky Readman of Logan, Iowa, and son Fred Readman (Marisol) of Ormond Beach, Florida. Her Grandkids, Sydney, and Drake Readman, and Ann Readman of Omaha, Nebraska; Emily Readman of Missouri Valley, Iowa, Kelsi Hansen (Ryan Chambers) of Rexburg, Idaho. Brothers Fred (Diane) Woodard of Fontana, California, Lyle (Vicki) Woodard of Council Bluffs, Iowa; sister Shirley (Dale) Howard of Pacific Junction, Iowa; sister-in-laws, Cleo Woodard of Dunlap, Iowa, Edna Woodard of Glenwood, Iowa, and Carol Woodard of Arizona; along with many nieces, nephews, cousins, many family and friends.

There will be a visitation for Lorraine Friday, March 12, 2021 from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at the Logan Memorial Chapel in Logan, Iowa.

Funeral service will be Saturday, March 13, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. at the Christian Church in Logan, Iowa.


Lorraine Lee Readman

Born~January 28, 1937~Logan, Iowa

Entered into Rest~March 5, 2021~Missouri Valley, Iowa

Funeral Service~11:00 a.m., Saturday, March 13, 2021~Christian Church~Logan, Iowa

Officiating~Pastor Rusty Hedger

Vocalist~Rick Powell

Music Selections~“In the Garden”, “Amazing Grace”, “Old Rugged Cross”

Pall Bearers~Lynn Howard, Jim Woodard, Shad Hornbeck, Cody Holman, Mike Collins, Connor Anderson, Ryan Carlson, Roger Hansen

Honorary Pall Bearers~Sydney Readman, Drake Readman, Anna Readman, Emily Readman, Kelsi Hansen, Ryan Chambers, Kenneth Jenkins, Krystal Fox, Kylee Sigler, Bryce Azinger, Brennan Azinger

Resting Place~Greenwood Cemetery~Logan, Iowa


  • Patty Niedermyer Posted March 10, 2021 1:32 pm

    Sincere Condolences To All The Family
    So Very Very Sorry 😐
    Prayers Prayers Prayers To All The Family
    Patty & Tom Niedermyer
    Rural Magnolia / Pisgah Iowa

  • Mark Petersen Posted March 11, 2021 6:03 am

    My thoughts and prayers are with you. She was a great lady and will be missed.

  • LISA HUSTON Posted March 13, 2021 11:55 am

    Fred and family, we are thinking of you all today. All our love, Wil & Lisa Huston

  • Debbie Lindauer Posted March 13, 2021 1:00 pm

    My sincere condolences to the family I never got to meet my second cousin but loved the times I spoke on the phone with her .
    May she now be a peace prayers and hugs to the family

  • Kimberlie ann danielson Posted March 13, 2021 2:51 pm

    Love and hugs to you

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