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Lorraine Shaak

April 19, 1938 — January 13, 2022


Lorraine A. Shaak, 83, of Perkasie, passed away at The Neshaminy Manor, Thursday, January 13, 2022.  Born in 1938, she was the daughter of the late Harold and Catherine (Lapinski) Knieriem, Sr.  She was the wife of Ralph E. Shaak, Jr. (Jack), with whom she shared 65 years of marriage.

Lorraine spent the majority of her career working at MOPAC in Harleysville, PA as a Telecommunications Manager before her retirement in 1992. In her spare time, she also sold Mary Kay products for several years, with Jack regularly chauffeuring her around to make deliveries on their Harley Davidson motorcycle. Jack and Lorraine enjoyed traveling cross-country in their motorhome and regularly attended Penn Coachman rallies with their friends and their miniature schnauzer, Serena. Lorraine's other hobbies also included buying and selling antiques, creating floral arrangements, and baking and cooking for her loved ones.  Lorraine was a long-time member of St. Peter's Tohickon UCC, Perkasie, PA.

The matriarch of her family, Lorraine was known for her ability to host every holiday with an over-abundance of food and a mandatory to-go plate piled high with leftovers; it was a personal point of pride that no house guest would ever leave her home hungry.

In addition to her husband Ralph, Lorraine is survived by children, Terrence Shaak (Denise), and Alicia Getty (Mark), brother, Harold Knieriem, Jr. (Alice), grandchildren, Tanya Schaetzke (Frank), Andreya Shaak, Samantha Getty, Rich Shaak, great-grandchildren, Mason Crouthamel, Kaylee Shaak, Teagan Sempowski.  She was predeceased by brother, Warren Knieriem, sister, Marilyn Gallagher, daughter, Colleen Miller (Greg), and granddaughter, Carrie Shaak.

Services will be held privately at the convenience of the family.  Naugle Funeral & Cremation Service is handling the arrangements.

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