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Lorena S. Lobitz

Lorena S. Lobitz, age 90, of Watertown, died Thursday, Nov. 13, 2008, at the Elim Home in Watertown.

She was born Aug. 31, 1918, in Watertown Township, the daughter of Frank and Augusta (Burandt) Schaunamann. Lorena was baptized and confirmed at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Watertown.

Lorena was united in marriage to Walter L. Lobitz Feb. 8, 1940, at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Watertown with the Rev. Karl Rudolph officiating.

Lorena was a loving wife, mom, grandma and great-grandma. She enjoyed cooking, baking, gardening, and tending to her flowers.

She was a member of the Ladies Aid at St Peter’s Lutheran Church in Watertown, and the Home Extension Group in Lester Prairie.

Lorena was preceded in death by her husband, Walter; son Daniel Lobitz; great-grandsons Adam Markuson, and Noah Lobitz; father and mother Frank and Augusta Schaunamann; sister Erna Thun; and brothers-in-law Elmer Thun, and Orville Koehler.

She is survived by her loving family: children and spouses Harlan and Angela Lobitz of Carlos, Marlene and Dale Krotzer of Milaca, James Lobitz and friend Bonnie Ide of Watertown, Karen and Robert Olson of Shakopee, Larry and Joan Lobitz of Osakis, Lois and Wesley Schmidt of Lester Prairie, Thomas and Sandra Lobitz of Crystal, Carol and Joe Baumgardner of Olivia, Steven and Cindy Lobitz of Birchwood, WI, Shirley and Garlen Mikolichek of Mayer, John and Mary Lobitz of Watertown, and Debra and Gary Fairfield of Winsted; 32 grandchildren; and 35 great-grandchildren.

Lorena is further survived by a sister, Elda Koehler of Waconia; nieces; nephews; and other relatives and friends.

The funeral service was Sunday, Nov. 16 at 2 p.m. at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Watertown with visitation from noon until the time of the service. Interment was at St. Peter’s Lutheran Cemetery.

Lorena’s grandchildren were her casket bearers.

Arrangements were with the Johnson Funeral Home in Waconia. Online condolences available at www.johnsonfh.com.