Elmwood Funeral Chapel & Crematory

Visitation Information

Lorraine M. Golon

Passed away on October 30, 2020

Lorraine Mary Golon (nee Kowalczyk), age 90, of Dyer, Indiana, formerly of Chicago, Illinois, passed away October 30, 2020.  Preceded in death by her beloved husband Edward “Kelly” Golon, and her three brothers Vincent Kowalczyk, Norbert Kowalczyk, and John “Buddy” Kowalczyk.  She is survived by her daughter Darlene Cowan; son Mark Golon; her sisters Bernadine Skiba and Barbara Marciniak; her six grandchildren: Crystal, Richie, Melissa, Kelly, Matt, and Kevin, as well as eight great grandchildren and numerous nieces, nephews, and friends.

Lorraine loved to cook, crochet, spend time with family, and volunteer.  She was exceedingly social and lived to give her time to others.  She crocheted hundreds of baby afghans, caps, and booties for donation to local hospitals and shelters.  A longtime member of Tops #970, Town and Country Homemakers, and SPARKS, she also spent decades as a Eucharistic minister, administering the sacrament to the homebound.  She was an enthusiastic member of her local parish, St. Joseph Church in Dyer, and an active member of their Altar and Rosary women’s organization, funeral choir, and decorating committee.  She was a passionate member of the Secular Order of the Discalced Carmelites and enjoyed masses and rosaries at the Discalced Carmelite Fathers in Munster. 

In her own words, Jesus was the center of Lorraine’s life and nothing was more important to her than her Catholic faith.  If desired friends are encouraged to make memorial donations in the form of mass offerings. 

Mass of Christian Burial Monday, November 16, 2020 at 11:30 am DIRECTLY at St. Joseph Church 440 Joliet St. Dyer, Indiana.  Due to the Covid 19 pandemic and cemetery restrictions burial for Lorraine will be held privately for the family at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery, Elwood, IL.  Arrangements entrusted to Elmwood Funeral Chapel, St. John.  For more information 219-365-3474 or www.elmwoodchapel.com


DIRECTLY at St. Joseph Church
Monday, November 16, 2020 - 11:30 am

Funeral Mass:
DIRECTLY at St. Joseph Church
404 Joliet St.
Dyer, Indiana 46311
Monday, November 16, 2020 - 11:30 am

Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery
Elwood, Illinois

"We have great memories of Lorraine (Grandma Golon) she will be truly missed. God gained another angel. Our deepest sympathy to the family. "
- Marie Cecilione and family
November 11, 2020 12:28 pm

"Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Hope you are able to find peace . She's smiling down on you from heaven."
- Yvonne Frohock
November 13, 2020 8:35 pm

Candles Lit
"God bless"
- Yvonne Frohock
November 13, 2020 8:36 pm