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Lorraine Pautsch (1920–2014)

Obituary from the Mankato Free Press
May 16, 2014

Lorraine Mueller, 93, Mankato, died Wednesday, May 14, 2014, at the Sterling House in Mankato. Graveside services will be held at 3 p.m. Tuesday, May 20, 2014, at Woodland Hills Memorial Park. Woodland Hills Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.

Lorraine was born August 15, 1920, to Theodore and Anne (Ziemke) Pautsch in Blue Earth County. She was a graduate of Good Thunder High School. Lorraine was united in marriage on August 25, 1949, to Kurt W.J. Mueller at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Good Thunder. After their marriage Lorraine and Kurt lived in Amboy, Grove City, and in Waseca from 1958 to 1967. While there, Lorraine worked as an inspector for E.F. Johnson Company. In 1967 they moved to Anoka and Lorraine worked as a cook’s helper at Fred Moore Jr. High School until her retirement in 1987. After retiring they moved to Mankato, joining Mt. Olive Lutheran Church shortly after moving to town. Lorraine was a homemaker and enjoyed gardening and was well-known for her gift of gardening, especially her flowers.

She is survived by one sister-in-law Ruth Mueller of Hoagland, Ind., and many nieces and nephews. Lorraine was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Kurt in 1997, her sister, Viola Pautsch in 2009, and sister-in-law, Charlotte Mueller in 2007. Memorials may be made to the charity of choice or St. John’s Lutheran Church Good Thunder or Mt. Olive Lutheran Church in Mankato.

A special thanks is given to the staff of St. Croix Hospice (Mankato branch) and Sterling House of Mankato for their loving care. Also we send a special thanks to Sharon and the staff of Elder Care Services as well as the faithful pastoral care of the pastors and staff of Mt. Olive Lutheran.