Lorraine Catherine Closs Dahlke

  • Born: September 13, 1933
  • Died: March 30, 2019
  • Location: Charleston, South Carolina

J. Henry Stuhr Downtown Chapel

232 Calhoun Street
Charleston, SC 29401

Tel. (843) 723.2524

Tribute & Message From The Family

Message From The Family

Thank you for your support during this difficult time. Please enhance this tribute to Lorraine by adding your memories and photos.

Lorraine Catherine Closs Dahlke, 85, of Charleston, South Carolina, widow of Reinhold Charles Dahlke, Jr., entered into eternal rest Saturday, March 30, 2019. Her graveside service will be held Friday, April 12, 2019 in Beaufort National Cemetery, 1601 Boundary Street at 1:00 p.m. Arrangements by J. HENRY STUHR, INC. DOWNTOWN CHAPEL.

Lorraine was born September 13, 1933 in Buffalo, New York, daughter of John Closs and Zelda Burman Closs. She was a homemaker.

She is survived by three sons, Reinhold Charles Dahlke, III and his wife, Jerry of Prosperity, SC, Eugene Robert Dahlke and his wife, Darlene Malissa Nicholson of Ladson, SC, and John Richard Dahlke and his wife, Paula of Charleston, SC; five grandchildren, Kristen Peterman, Ryan Dahlke, Justin Nicholson, Joshua Nicholson, and Chandler John Dahlke; and four great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 5900 Core Road, Suite 504, North Charleston, SC 29406.

A memorial message may be sent to the family by visiting our website at www.jhenrystuhr.com.


Condolence & Memory Journal

Gene, and Family, so sorry to hear of your loss. It's been a long time since we've seen each other. Prayers for you and your Family during this time. Hunter

Posted by Hunter Ingraham - LaFrance, SC   April 12, 2019

Posted by Hunter Ingraham - LaFrance, SC   April 12, 2019

Reiny, Gene and Johnny.
I am so sorry to hear of your mom's passing. She was a great lady and I know she will be missed. May you all somehow find comfort at this time.
your neighbors
The Burk Family

Posted by A friend   April 10, 2019

Dear Reiny, Johnny and Gene, Ken and I send our deepest sympathies on Aunt Babe's passing. She would call to check on me and see how my Dad is doing. I loved talking to her and I am going to miss that. She was so sweet and caring. I have such good memories of times we visited at your house and when she and Uncle Reiny came to visit. I wish we were able to come up but a lot going on with my Dad. Take Care, Love Elaine and Ken

Posted by Elaine Dahlke - Sunrise, FL - family   April 08, 2019

To Johnny and family,
We are very sorry to hear of your loss.You all are in our thoughts and prayers.God bless.

Posted by Jimmy ans Patty Hayes - Edisto Island, SC   April 08, 2019

Dear Johnny,Paula and Chandler,
We are praying for strength and peace for your family. Cherish the memories and keep them close to your heart.
Love always, Jon and Pam

Posted by Jon and Pam Ravenel - Charleston, SC - Family Friend   April 08, 2019


Dear Johnny, Paula, Rheiny, Jerry, Gene and family,
I was sad when I heard that Mrs.D had passed. She was a sweet lady that was always doing something nice for friends and family. She has certainly earned her wings and will be watching over us from above. I will miss her smiling face as she's been a part of our big family for many years. I am blessed to have had her in my life.

Posted by Cathy Weatherford Hyatt - James Island, SC   April 07, 2019

Our thoughts go to you guys on losing your mom. Aunt Babe was always special to me. Lorraine and I will keep her in our thoughts.

Posted by Keith and Lorraine Williams - Tonawanda, NY - family   April 05, 2019

My wonderful Aunt and Godmother. Will miss you with all my heart.

Posted by Laura Iles - Jacksonville, FL - Family   April 03, 2019


You will be missed Babe. You have earned your wings in heaven.

Posted by Rosa Burnette - Prosperity, SC - family   April 02, 2019


You will be missed Grandmama D. Rest in peace.

Posted by Donna Hill - Dublin, GA - friend   April 02, 2019

Enjoy that Mansion in the sky. You certainly earned your Crown in glory. Thanks for the memories Babe!

Posted by Gigi (Sharon) Clement - Charleston, SC - Family Friend   April 01, 2019

I love you my 2nd mom. RIP you will be forever remembered.

Posted by Leslie Wright - Ridgeville, SC - Friend   April 01, 2019

Family Album

Mom, Jerry & Kristen
Mom, Reiny, Rosa & Ryan 2018
Mom’s 85th Birthday