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Lorraine Gloria Michaletz

Funeral services celebrating the life of Lorraine Gloria Michaletz, age 78, of rural Glencoe, were Tuesday, Feb. 27 at St. Peter Lutheran Church in Lester Prairie. Lorraine died Thursday, Feb. 22, 2007 at the Waconia Good Samaritan Center.

Lorraine was born July 11, 1928 in Lester Prairie, the daughter of Herman and Dorothea (Schmalz) Seeman. She was baptized Aug. 5, 1928 at St. Peter Lutheran Church in Lester Prairie by the Rev. John A. Schert, and was confirmed into the faith March 29, 1942 at the same church by the Rev. A.F. Vomhof.

Lorraine attended District 10 country school in Winsted Township during her elementary years. She went on to attend St. Peter Lutheran School for grades seven and eight, and then graduated from Lester Prairie High School in 1946.

She was united in marriage with Ruben Michaletz Nov. 24, 1949 at St. Peter Lutheran Church by the Rev. Alfred Streufert. The couple made their home in rural Glencoe.

Lorraine was a lifelong member of St. Peter Lutheran Church in Lester Prairie, where she was active in the Ladies Aid. She was also active in 4-H, both as a child and as a leader in her adult years.

Lorraine enjoyed sewing, quilting, crafts, gardening, flowers, baking and cake decorating.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Lorraine is survived by her husband, Ruben of rural Glencoe; children Larry Michaletz (wife Catherine) of Lester Prairie, JoAnn Anderson (husband John) of Orlando, Fla., and Kay Gueningsman (husband Jeff) of Winsted; grandchildren Emily Michaletz, Molly Michaletz, and Annie Gueningsman; step-grandchildren Aaron Anderson (wife Randi) of Sioux Falls, S.D., and Michelle Bebood (husband Pooya) of Orlando; great-grandchild Austin Michaletz; and step-great-grandchild Andy Bebood; as well as many other relatives and friends.

Officiating at the 11 a.m. funeral service was the Rev. Gerald Schwanke. The organist was Mary Mielke, and the congregational hymns included “How Great Thou Art,” “What A Friend We Have In Jesus,” “The Old Rugged Cross,” and “Jesus, Lead Thou On.” “In The Garden” was played as special music by Kay Gueningsman, Lorraine’s daughter, and Emily Michaletz, Lorraine’s granddaughter. Interment was in the church cemetery.

Visitation took place Monday evening, Feb. 26 at the Johnson-McBride Funeral Chapel in Glencoe.

Serving as casket bearers were Richard Gebhardt, Bill Gebhardt, Allan Boeckermann, Mark Michaletz, Tim Matthews, and Duane Matthews.

Arrangements were with the Johnson-McBride Funeral Chapel in Glencoe.

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