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Loraine L. Wallmeyer (nee Block)

August 23, 2021

Visitation: WEDNESDAY, April 3, 2019: 7-9 pm and THURSDAY, April 4, 2019 2-4 & 7-9 PM at The Dietrich Funeral Homes, Inc., 2480 Kensington Ave., Amherst.
Service: FRIDAY, April 5, 2019: A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 9:30 am at St. Aloysius Gonzaga Church, Cheektowaga. WALLMEYER – Loraine L.
(nee Block)
March 31, 2019. Beloved wife of the
late Eugene W. Wallmeyer; loving
mother of Kenneth (Linda) Wallmeyer,
Mary (Alain) Bashore, Jane (Ted)
Ludwig, Timothy (Lynn) Wallmeyer,
Laura (Dave) Dierken, and Julie
(Edwin) Feldman; dear grandmother of
11 grandchildren; great-grandmother
of eight. Family and friends may call
Wednesday from 7-9 PM and Thursday
from 2-4 and 7-9 PM at the DIETRICH
Kensington Ave., Amherst. A Mass
of Christian Burial will be celebrated
on Friday at 9:30 AM at St. Aloysius
Gonzaga Church, 157 Cleveland Dr.,
Cheektowaga. Please assemble at
church. Flowers gratefully declined,
memorials may be made to Hospice
Buffalo, Inc. Online condolences at Nov. 14, 1929 — March 31, 2019

Loraine L. Wallmeyer was a longtime registered nurse and also the mother of six children.

"She did it all," said one of her daughters, Laura Dierken.

Mrs. Wallmeyer died on March 31, 2019, in the Weinberg Garden House in Getzville after a short illness.

"It was important to her to get her degree in nursing, get her education first, before she started her family," said Laura Dierken. "She really valued education and she always wanted all of us, especially the girls, to get an education.

"She would say, ‘You don’t need a man, but I hope you find a man who respects your level of education and supports your career.’ Back in their day, most women just got married and had babies. Of my mom’s friends, not too many of them had careers once they had their families."

Mrs. Wallmeyer was born Loraine Block in Buffalo, the only child of Stanley and Frances (Bukowski) Block.

She graduated from St. Nicholas Academy High School in Buffalo and earned her degree in nursing from D’Youville College in 1951. She later earned her bachelor’s degree in nursing from D’Youville.

Mrs. Wallmeyer’s parents owned a deli on the East Side and Eugene W. Wallmeyer became a customer, stopping in to order ice cream when his bride-to-be worked there as a teenager.

Mrs. Wallmeyer worked as a registered nurse for most of her career. From 1951 to 1962 she was employed in Buffalo’s Children’s Hospital.

On May 17, 1952, they married in St. Aloysius Gonzaga Roman Catholic Church. Mr. Wallmeyer became an electrical engineer and the couple moved to Cheektowaga, where they raised four daughters and two sons, Mary, Jane, Laura, Julie, Kenneth and Timothy.

"Their first four children were all born within six years," said her daughter, so from 1966 to 1971 Mrs. Wallmeyer worked on Saturdays in the office of allergist Dr. Victor Cohen. "So Saturday was my dad’s day to take care of things at home," said her daughter. "But as soon as my youngest sister went to kindergarten, she went back to full-time work."

From 1970 to 1986 Mrs. Wallmeyer worked as a school nurse in Cheektowaga and Amherst schools, the Park School and St. Benedict School.

From 1984 to 2002 she was a real estate broker for Potter Real Estate, which was bought by another firm while she worked there.

The Wallmeyers lived in Clarence from 1985 to 1998, then moved to Amherst in 1998.

In 2002, the Wallmeyers renewed their wedding vows on their golden anniversary in St. Aloysius Church, where they were both active members and volunteers for more than 60 years.

In retirement, Mrs. Wallmeyer volunteered at St. Leo the Great Roman Catholic Church, Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital and for Amherst Meals on Wheels.

Her family said she was an avid reader and enjoyed puzzles.

Mr. Wallmeyer died on Aug. 27, 2016.

Mrs. Wallmeyer is survived by two sons, Kenneth and Timothy; four daughters, Mary Bashore, Jane Ludwig, Laura Dierken and Julie Feldman; 11 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. A Mass of Christian Burial was offered celebrated Friday in St. Aloysius Gonzaga Church.


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