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35 Duke St.
P.O. Drawer 525
Granite Falls, NC 28630
Phone: (828) 396-3385
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Lorene Setzer

Lorene Setzer (Whisnant)

Saturday, December 25th, 1937 - Sunday, March 31st, 2019
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Lorene Setzer of Hickory, 81, died peacefully on Sunday, March 31, 2019 surrounded by her family and friends.

Mrs. Setzer was born December 25, 1937 in Catawba County. She was the daughter of the late Fallon Lee and Emma Thomas Whisnant. She was a member of Mount Olive Lutheran Church of Hickory. Lorene was a graduate of Hickory High School and Lenoir-Rhyne College.

In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her loving husband, Benjamin Setzer, Jr; her sister, Gracie Sigmon; one son, Eric Setzer and a great-grandson, Luke Elder.

Those left to cherish her memory are her daughters, Caron Tucker (Michael) of Dudley Shoals and Terri Elder-Cook (David) of Bethlehem; sons, Tim Setzer (K.C.) and Michael K. Setzer (Christy) both of Taylorsville; sister-in-law, Norma Jean Swanson of Whitnel; grandsons, Corey Walden of Charlotte, Ashley Setzer (Brittany) of Hudson, Bradley Elder (Meredith) of Charlotte, Aaron Tucker (Deandre) of Hudson, Casey Walden (Whitney) of Troutman, Ethan Elder (Brooke) of Bethlehem, Cody Walden (fiancée Madison) of Granite Falls and Parker Cook of Bethlehem; granddaughters, Nikki Icard (Jason), Jordyn Mundy (Justin), and Matysen Setzer all of Taylorsville; 16 great-grandchildren Ryleigh, Abbi, Waylen, Brody, Ella, Caine, Nolan, Emma, Chloe, Kendra, Lucas, Hadley, Easton, Owen and Addilyn.

Gathering of family and friends will be at Mt. Olive Lutheran Church on Wednesday, April 3, 2019 from 10:00 to 11:00 am. A celebration of Lorene’s life will follow at 11:00 am with Rev. Ryan Ray officiating. Burial will be private.

In lieu of flowers the family requests memorials be made to Carolina Caring, 3975 Robninson Rd., Newton, NC 28658 or Bee Mighty For Kids, 338 S. Sharon Amity Rd., #515, Charlotte, NC 28211 or Mt. Olive Lutheran Church, 2780 N. Center St., Hickory, NC 28601
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  • Visitation

    Wednesday, April 3rd, 2019 | 10:00am - 11:00am
    Wednesday, April 3rd, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am
    Mt. Olive Lutheran Church
    2780 N. Center Street
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  • Service

    Wednesday, April 3rd, 2019 | 11:00am
    Wednesday, April 3rd, 2019 11:00am
    Mt. Olive Lutheran Church
    2780 N. Center Street
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    Rev. Ryan Ray
  • Interment

    35 Duke Street
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Paige Garner

Posted at 04:09pm
My deepest, heart felt condolences. Sending lots of love.
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