The Free Press, Mankato, MN

Obituary section

February 20, 2010

Lorena Lueders

LE SUEUR — Lorena L. Lueders, 91, of Le Sueur, died on February 20, 2010, at the Benedictine Living Center in St. Peter, MN. Funeral Service will be 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, February 23, 2010, at Zion United Church of Christ in Le Sueur. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at church on Tuesday. Rev. Ken Ribe will officiate. Interment will be in Mound Cemetery.

Lorena was born on April 7th, 1918, to Fredrick and Margaret (Gohlke) Bressler in Evergreen Twp., Frazee, MN. At the age of 9 months, her mother passed away. She and her siblings were moved to Assumption, MN, to be raised by their grandparents Ludwig and Magdalina Gohlke. She was confirmed in 1932. Lorena married Victor Lueders on May 12, 1936. From this union they had four children, Victor, Gordon, Wayne and Gary. Lorena later married Kurt Plessner. Throughout her married life she lived in 15 locations, enjoyed dancing, traveling, fishing, and spending time with her family and friends.

Lorena is preceded in death by her parents; 4 siblings; spouses, Victor J. Lueders and Kurt Plessner and grandchildren, Amy and Eric.

She is survived by her sons, Victor (Shelby) of Henderson, MN, Gordon of Neenah, WI, Wayne (Linda) of Pierre, SD and Gary (Joy) Lueders of Rochester, MN; Grandchildren, Scott (Melissa), Kyle and Bret (Tammy) Lueders Michael (Fiance Jeannie) and Sam Lueders, John, Annie and Mark Lueders, Brooke (Gabe) Doring, Lindsay and Drew Lueders; 7 Great Grandchildren and Sister in law, Margie Bressler of Crystal, MN.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred.

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