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Lorraine M. Schwieters

Obituary for Lorraine M. Schwieters

February 1, 1918 - July 19, 2018
New Munich, Minnesota | Age 100

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Lorraine M. Schwieters, age 100 of New Munich, died peacefully surrounded by family on Thursday, July 19, 2018 at the CentraCare Health Nursing Home in Melrose, Minnesota.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, July 23 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in New Munich with Rev. Marvin Enneking officiating. Interment will be held in the parish cemetery.

Visitation will be from 4 to 8:30 p.m. Sunday at Patton-Schad Funeral Home and from 10 to 11 a.m. Monday at the church in New Munich. Christian Women will pray at 6:30 p.m. followed by parish prayers at 7 p.m. Sunday evening at the funeral home.

Lorraine Magdalene Wander was born February 1, 1918 in Spring Hill, Minnesota to Michael and Theresa (Athmann) Wander. She attended Country School in Spring Hill through the 8th grade. Lorraine married Casper Schwieters on October 1, 1941 at St. Michael's Catholic Church in Spring Hill. She worked as a Nurse's Aide at Pine Villa Nursing Home in Melrose for 10 years. Lorraine enjoyed playing cards, listening to the Minnesota Twins, knitting, quilting, embroidering, and making rosaries. She has embroidered many dish towels and made hundreds of rosaries over the years. Lorraine was a great homemaker and loved spending time with her family.

Lorraine was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church and the Christian Women.

Survivors include her sons, Daniel (Doreen) Schwieters of Spring Hill and Chuck (Beatrice) Schwieters of Melrose; four grandchildren, Karen Rademacher, Laura Nathe, Lynn Schwieters, and Brian Schwieters; seven great-grandchildren; sister, Monica Barten; sister-in-law, Jeanette Wander; and many nieces, nephews, and other relatives.

Lorraine was preceded in death by her husband, Casper Schwieters on May 5, 1968; parents, Michael and Theresa Wander; brothers, Alfred, Edwin, Ray, Al, and Christ Wander; and sisters, Eleanor Winter and Anna Mae Lensing.

Serving as casket bearers will be Marv and Karen Rademacher, Michael and Laura Nathe, Nick Berreau and Lynn Schwieters, and Brian and Emily Schwieters. Cross bearer will be Brent Rademacher and scripture bearer will be Brian Rademacher. Honorary bearers will be the Christian Women. Lectors will be Diana and Ashley Nathe. Gift bearers will be Laney, Charlie, and Zoe Schwieters. Eucharistic minister will be Karen Rademacher.

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