The mass of Christian burial for Lorraine Gallagher, Wadena, was celebrated at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, July 20, at St. Ann's Catholic Church in Wadena, with Father Aaron Kuhn as celebrant.
Lorraine, age 93, passed away on Saturday, July 13, 2019 at Fair Oaks Lodge, Wadena, MN.
Lorraine was born to Martin and Anna (Langer) DuMont on November 17, 1925, in Wadena, MN. After high school, she attended business school and worked at General Mills in Minneapolis.
Lorraine was united in marriage to Francis "Fran" Gallagher on June 14, 1947, in Bluffton, MN. They enjoyed 64 years of married life. She was a member of the Women's Auxiliary, Christian Mothers, Food Shelf and Meals on Wheels volunteer. She played in a Whist Card Club and attended Tuesday Morning Coffee Group for over 50 years.
She loved to read, crochet, puzzle books, fishing, MN Twins, and game shows. She had a strong faith and family came first. She and Fran enjoyed many retirement years at their lake home with family and friends. Her positive personality made her a delight to be around ... truly loved. She was a wonderful mother, grandmother and friend. She will be greatly missed.
Lorraine was preceded in death by her husband, Fran, on April 3, 2012, her parents, Martin and Anna DuMont, in-laws, Fred and Catherine Gallagher and sisters, Helen Endres and Bert Geiser.
She is survived by her children, Janet (Tom) Spahn, Park Rapids, Judy (Ed) Mora, Oklahoma City, OK, Jayne (Tim) Rogers, Wadena, MN, Jim (Marji) Gallagher, Wichita, KS, and Jacki (Kevin) Schmitz, Little Falls, MN, 10 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren, sister-in-law, Wanda Maroney, Long Prairie, MN and brother-in-law, Larry Gallagher, Mound, MN.
Honorary pallbearers were The Tuesday Morning Coffee Group. Serving as pallbearers were Chris Spahn, Chad Spahn, Stephanie Carlson, Angi Doble, Allison Baumgartner, Brent Rogers, Heidi Wolff, Nicole May, Jennifer Sutherland, and Patrick Schmitz.
The family would like to give a special thanks for the great care she received at Fair Oaks Lodge, Tri-County Health Care and St. Cloud Hospital. She was a true joy to all of them.
Burial was in Calvary Cemetery, Wadena, MN.
Arrangements were with the Schuller Family Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Wadena, MN (www.SchullerFamilyFH.com)