The Free Press, Mankato, MN

Obituaries

July 15, 2013

Lorraine C. Lewer

—   Lorraine C. Lewer, age 87, of New Richland, died with her family by her side on Saturday, July 13, 2013, at the New Richland Care Center.

 Born in Rice County on October 18, 1925, Lorraine was the daughter of Alfred and Edna (Niner) Wolf.  She was baptized in November 1925 at the North Morristown Trinity Lutheran Church, and was later confirmed in March 1940 at Trinity Lutheran in Faribault. Lorraine attended North Morristown Country School.  Later, her family moved to Faribault where she graduated from Faribault High School.  After graduating, she worked at Coast to Coast Hardware Store in Faribault.  Lorraine married Lloyd Lewer of Otisco on May 21, 1948 at the Peace Lutheran Church in Faribault.  They then made their home in rural Otisco.  She was a homemaker who loved to cook, sew, garden, dance, and spend time with her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.  She was most recently a member of St. Peter's Lutheran Church in Otisco.

 Lorraine is survived by her children, Boyd (Pat) Lewer of New Richland, Blaine (Judy) Lewer of New Richland, Denise (Tom) Chamberlain of Brooksville, FL, Bonnie (Gary) Pfeifer of Janesville; her grandchildren, Alissa (Michael) Bowman of Geneva, Janda (Dwight) Ferguson of Rochester, Justin (Amy Jo) Lewer of Waseca, Chad Pfeifer and special friend Lindsey Bowman of Nashville, TN, Trevor Lewer and his fianc Jordie Braget of New Richland; and two great-grandchildren, Maddie Ferguson and Evan Bowman.  She is also survived by one sister, Lois Irwin of Vancouver, WA, fives nieces and two nephews.  She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Lloyd; one sister, Joan Townley.

 Visitation will be held from 4-7 PM on Tuesday, July 16, 2013 at Dennis Funeral & Cremation Services in Waseca and will continue for one hour before the service at the church on Wednesday.

 Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM on Wednesday, July 17, 2013 at St. Peter's Lutheran Church in New Richland with Rev. Scott Williams officiating.  Interment will follow at Woodville Cemetery in Waseca.  

dennisfuneralhomes.com

1
Text Only | Photo Reprints
Obituaries
  • Florence Hiniker

    Florence Hiniker, 93, of Mankato, died Saturday, July 19, 2014 at Laurels Peak Rehabilitation Center,

    July 21, 2014

  • Joanne M. Ficks

    Joanne M. Ficks, age 80, of Mapleton, formerly of Bloomington, MN, passed away on July 18, 2014.

    July 21, 2014

  • Harold Polenske

    Harold Polenske went to be with his loved ones who went before him on July 19, 2014.

    July 21, 2014

  • Douglas A. Yentsch.JPG Douglas A. Yentsch

    Douglas A. Yentsch, age 60, of Janesville, MN,  died suddenly on July 18, 2014, due to a water
    related accident at Lake Nichols near Canyon, MN. Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday, July 23, 2014,at 11:00 a.m. at St. AnnCatholic Church in Janesville, with
     Fr. Chinnappa Pothireddy, officiating.  Interment will be at the St. Ann Church Cemetery in Janesville.
      Visitation will be held at the church on Tuesday from 4:00-8:00 p.m. and on Wednesday from 11:00-1:00 a.m.

    July 21, 2014 1 Photo

  • Florence Hiniker.JPG Florence E. Hiniker

    Florence E. Hiniker, age 92, of rural Mankato, died Saturday, July 19, 2014 at Laurels Peak Rehabilitation Center, Mankato.

    July 21, 2014 1 Photo

  • Phyllisa Haase - O.JPG Phyllis Ann Haase

      Phyllis Ann Haase, age 85, of Blue Earth, died Sunday, July 20, 2014, at United Hospital.

    July 21, 2014 1 Photo

  • Douglas A. Yentsch

     Douglas A. Yentsch, age 60, of Janesville, MN,  died suddenly on July 18, 2014, due to a water related accident at Lake Nichols near Canyon, MN.

    July 21, 2014

  • Cecilia Elizabeth Devens.JPG Cecilia Elizabeth Devens

       Cecilia Elizabeth Devens, age 88, died Thursday, July 17, 2014 at Luther Memorial Home in Madelia.

    July 21, 2014 1 Photo

  • Chuck Grausam.JPG Chuck M. Grausam

      There will be "ONE MORE CAST" for Chuck M. Grausam, 80 of North Mankato.

    July 21, 2014 1 Photo

  • Jerry Froelich-O.jpg Jerry Froehlich

      Jerry Froehlich, age 72, of Janesville, passed away Sunday, July 20, 2014 at the St. Mary's Hospital in Rochester, following a brief illness.

    July 21, 2014 1 Photo