Lorraine T. Meuffels, age 80, of Waconia, passed away Thursday, Dec. 10, 2020, in Mayer.
Lorraine Theresia Leuer was born Jan. 10, 1940, in Minneapolis, the daughter of Joseph and Theresia (Scherer) Leuer. As a child, she attended Holy Name grade school and later graduated from Wayzata High School, in 1958.
Lorraine was united in marriage to Gilbert Meuffels at Holy Name Church in Wayzata, Aug. 12, 1961. They spent 25 years together and were blessed with four grateful children.
Lorraine grew up on a farm by Wayzata. As a girl she enjoyed fishing bullheads on Reiser’s Lake. After marrying Gilbert (the milk man), she happily transitioned into the role of a farmer’s wife and mother.
Lorraine and Gilbert farmed in Waconia and Hollywood Township, where they lovingly raised their children. In 1990, after the passing of Gilbert, Lorraine moved back to Waconia. She spent many blissful years there, enjoying the County Fair, parties with friends, music in the park, and strolling about town. Many residents watched out for her.
Lorraine spent the remaining eight years at Auburn Meadows. Her birthday was always a huge part of her life, and she was able to celebrate her 80th year in grand style. She always looked forward to the next party, and now all who loved her look forward to that day of celebration, when they will see her again.
Lorraine was preceded in death by her husband, Gilbert Meuffels; parents, Joseph and Theresia Leuer; father-in-law and mother-in-law, George and Anna Meuffels; sisters, Margarent Leuer, Mary Weinzierl; brother and sisters-in-law, Donald (Alice) Leuer; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Gebhard Meuffels, Marcella (Wally) Poppler, Lucille (Elmer) Poppler, and Gerald Meuffels Sr.
Lorraine is survived by her loving family: children, Judy (Shawn) Emmings of Mayer, Ann Schwichtenberg of Mayer, Rita (Bradley) Quast of Lester Prairie, Mark (Jennie) Meuffels of Mayer; grandchildren, Jacob (Stephanie) Emmings, Adam (Holly) Emmings, Hannah and special friend, Dillon, Michael Schwichtenberg, Emily Schwichtenberg and special friend, Ethan, Peter Schwichtenberg and special friend, Monique, Andrew Quast, Julia Quast, Timothy Quast, Karly and Shelby Patterson; great-grandchildren Kendal, Myron, Todd, Devon and Clare Emmings; brother and sister-in-law, Kenneth (Sally) Leuer of Midland, GA; brother-in-law, Robert Weinzierl of Wayzata; sister-in-law, Dolores Meuffels of Waconia; nieces, nephews, other relatives, and many friends.
A private memorial Mass of Christian burial will take place at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Waconia, with interment at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery.
Urn Bearers will be Jacob, Adam, and Hannah Emmings, Michael, Emily, and Peter Schwichtenberg, Andrew, Julia, and Timothy Quast.
Arrangements are with Johnson Funeral Home in Waconia, 952-442-2121, www.johnsonfh.com.