Lorraine Huschka, age 86 of East Helena, Montana, formerly of Glendive, Montana, passed away on Wednesday, July 10, 2019 at the Hidden Treasure Assisted Living of East Helena, Montana. Visitation will be held from 1:00 P.M. until 5:00 P.M. and 6:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. on Tuesday, July 16, 2019 at the Silha Funeral Home in Glendive. Vigil services will be at 7:00 P.M. on Tuesday, July 16, 2019 at the Silha Funeral Home. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:00 A.M. on Wednesday July 17, 2019 at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Glendive with Father Francis Schreiber officiating. Rite of Committal will follow in Dawson Memorial Cemetery alongside Pete. Per the family’s request it is asked that bright colors be worn in Lorraine’s honor for her services. Silha Funeral Home of Glendive has been entrusted with the arrangements. Lorraine was born on December 5, 1932 in Dickinson, North Dakota, to Frank and Frances Dolajak. She was raised on a farm 7 miles south of Dickinson, just down the road from the man whom she united in marriage, Pius “Pete” Huschka on February 16, 1954. They moved to Miles City shortly after, then on to Ashland, Lame Deer and Busby before settling back in Miles City to raise a family. With five children, a move to Glendive was made in 1964, where two more children completed the family. This family of seven kept Lorraine busy along with volunteering in the community. She was a member of the Sacred Heart Altar Society for over 25 years and the president for many of those years, as well as a member of the Catholic Daughters, volunteered at the Glendive Hospital Auxiliary, the Attic, volunteered as a hairdresser at the Glendive Nursing Home and was involved in the Home Makers Club. She enjoyed catering weddings and bowling in the ladies league for a number of years. She was involved with her kids in Blue Birds, Campfire Girls, as a Cub Scout Leader, and a Little League Cheerleader sponsor. Lorraine always had something homemade or freshly baked when the kids came home from school, she even found ways to bake with a toaster oven when her kitchen was under remodel. There were always treats in the drawer every time the grandkids came to visit and she was willing to make special meals to satisfy a craving, a taste bud, or maybe a “picky eater”. She loved her flower gardens on all sides of the family home and in pots around the yard. Any occasion for a bouquet of flowers, or just because, brought a bright smile to her face. Each growing season was a joy to see the amazing wonder she created. Lorraine was the photo journalist of her family’s lives. Pictures and home movies were a part of everyday life, creating mementos for every member of the family, especially once the grandkids came along. As adult children, pictures were taken during the visit, but she rarely missed an opportunity to take one beside your vehicle before leaving. As a result, there are rows and rows of photo albums, video tapes, VHS tapes, and CD’s of family events that will forever live on thanks to “Mom” being on the other side of a camera. Lorraine’s health took a turn in October 2013 and Hidden Treasure Assisted Living, formerly, the Shelby House became home. She became a whiz at the iPhone technology, playing solitaire, texting, and continuing her photography. While her voice slowly disappeared and her ability to write kept her from keeping in touch with relatives and family outside her home, her smile endeared the lives of the staff and residents at Hidden Treasure. She brightened others’ days with her coloring, her bingo luck, and the daily polka music she played from her phone on behalf of her brother Bob and niece Julie. She was preceded in death by her husband Pius “Pete”; her parents; a brother, Robert “Bob” Dolajak; a sister, Florence Panteleo; a daughter, Geralyn “Geri” Huschka Hoffman; a granddaughter, Katy Hoffman; and a daughter-in-law, Andrea “Andy” Huschka. She is survived by her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren; son Keith Huschka of Dickinson, and his daughters Shelly (Damian) Poon and Ethan of Bakersfield, California and Jenny Stumborg of Glendive, son-in-law Don Hoffman of Helena and his children, Melissa (Luis) Nerey and children, and Brett Hoffman; daughter Karen and LaVaine Kraft, of Buckeye, Arizona, son Gerald and Janine Huschka of Glendive and their children, Padyn (Brittney), Skylar (Shyanne) and Baylee (Shane), daughter Angela and Ken Kops of East Helena and their children, Hannah, Bailey and Jaydee, daughter Gina and Jim Conrad of Littleton, Colorado, and son Cory and Ronni Huschka of Deerfield, WI; two sisters, Rosetta Davis of Boise, Idaho and Elaine Heidecker of Dickinson and numerous nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers memorials in Lorraine’s name may be made to the Hidden Treasure Assisted Living at 2320 Spokane Creek Road, East Helena, Montana 59635. Lorraine’s family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff and residents for their kind and compassionate care and opening their hearts to create a safe and welcoming home. Due to the significant amount of construction surrounding the church it is advised to allow for additional time to arrive at the services. Remembrances and condolences may be shared with the family at: www.silhafuneralhomes.com.