Lorraine T. Hitze, 82, of Lafayette died at her residence unexpectedly Wednesday September 24, 2014. Lorraine was born in Fowler, IN September 1, 1932, the daughter of the late Francis and Agnes Gick Senesac and graduated from Wadena High School. She married Edward Paul Hitze at Sacred Heart Church in Fowler August 28, 1954, and he preceded her in death February 1, 2014. Lorraine was a member of St. Lawrence Catholic Church, and volunteered for the Lafayette Catholic Schools Garage Sale for 25 years. A homemaker, Lorraine had worked at the Purdue Memorial Union; Butz Photography as an assistant and later as an assistant in the photography department at the Journal and Courier. Surviving is a daughter, Gail Wasmer (husband Kevin) of Springfield, IL; twelve sons, Edward F. Hitze (wife Lynn), David (wife Dianna), Larry (wife Midge), Glen (wife Donna), Steve, A.J. (wife Debbie), Eric (wife Fawneil), Brian, Warren (wife Laurie), Neil (wife Kim), Matt (wife Michelle) Hitze all of Lafayette; and Kurt Hitze of Greenwood, IN.; one brother, Danny Senesac (wife Pat) of Marietta, GA; 4 sisters, Jeanette Bower (husband Bob) of Goodland, IN; Elizabeth Zink (husband Chuck) of Elwood, IN; Barbara Zink (husband Ron) of West Point, IN; Collene Hoppes (husband Paul) of Tallahassee, FL; three sisters-in-law, Fran Clifton (husband David) of Vichy, MO; Veronica Senesac of Fowler, IN and Eula May Senesac of Ft. Myers, FL. Also surviving are 23 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great-grandson. She was preceded in death by 2 brothers, Gereald and Dennis Senesac. The Rosary will be recited at 2:45 PM, followed by visitation from 3 until 6 PM Sunday at the Hahn-Groeber Funeral Home, 1104 Columbia St., Lafayette. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 AM Monday in St. Lawrence Catholic Church, Fr. Eric Underwood officiating, with interment to follow in St. Boniface Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the St. Lawrence Building Expansion Fund. Memories and condolences may be left at www.hahngroeberfuneralhome.com.