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Lorraine Minnie Weber

Lorraine Minnie Weber, age 82 of Howard Lake, died Tuesday, March 23, 2004, at the Waconia Hospital.

Lorraine was born Dec. 5, 1921 in Waverly, the daughter of Louis and Ethel (Arnold) Scheer. As a life-long member of St. James Lutheran Church, Howard Lake, she was baptized Jan. 1, 1922 by the Rev. A. L. Oetjen, and confirmed in her faith May 3, 1936, by the Rev. C. G. Seltz.

Lorraine was united in marriage to George Weber Oct. 20, 1940, at St. James Lutheran Church with the Rev. Seltz officiating. Their union was blessed with four children.

Lorraine and George made their home and livelihood on a farm northeast of Howard Lake, where Lorraine worked as a farm wife and homemaker.

She was a member of St. James Lutheran Women’s Missionary League for many years.

Following George’s death, Lorraine moved into an apartment in Howard Lake, where she was able to live until the time of her death because of the care of her family.

While hospitalized at Waconia Hospital, Lorraine was called to her eternal rest having reached the age of 82 years, three months, and 18 days.

She is survived by her children: Marilynne Broker and husband, Kenneth, of Carrollton, Texas; Ronald Weber and wife, Norma, of Eden Prairie; Steven Weber of Howard Lake, and Mark Weber and wife, Linda, of Waverly.

She is further survived by two sisters-in-law, Mavis Scheer and Margaret Weber; seven grandchildren, one great-grandchild, nieces, nephews, and a host of relatives and friends.

Lorraine was preceded in death by her husband, George; her parents, Louis and Ethel Scheer; and a brother, Gaylin Scheer.

Funeral services were Saturday, March 27, at St. James Lutheran Church with the Revs. Michael Nirva and Martin Schoenfeld officiating. Special music was provided by the Lutheran Women’s Missionary League. Grand Judd served as organist.

Pallbearers were her grandchildren: Daniel Broker, Rebecca Broker, Troy Weber, Tracy and husband Dale Green, Trent Weber, Erin Weber, and Samuel Weber.

Interment was at the St. James Cemetery on Dutch Lake.

Arrangements were by Swanson-Peterson Funeral Home, Cokato and Howard Lake.

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