Lorene M. Pfau, 81

PfauLoreneWEBLorene M. Pfau, age 81, of Freeport, died on Saturday, September 28, 2013 at the CentraCare Health Nursing Home in Melrose, Minnesota.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, October 2 at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Freeport with Rev. Roger Klassen, O.S.B. officiating. Interment will be in the parish cemetery.

Friends may call from 5 to 9 p.m. Tuesday and from 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesday at the church in Freeport. Christian Mothers and Goldenaires Senior Citizens will pray at 5 p.m. followed by parish prayers at 6 p.m. Tuesday evening at the church.

Lorene Monica Hoeschen was born October 11, 1931 in Melrose, Minnesota to Conrad and Elizabeth (Kleve) Hoeschen. She married Jerome Pfau on June 6, 1953 at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Freeport. The couple farmed south of Freeport all their lives. Lorene was a member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Freeport and the Christian Mothers.

She enjoyed bowling, playing Bingo, fixing jigsaw puzzles, and playing cards. Lorene was an excellent cook and enjoyed taking care of her lawn.

Survivors include children, Pat (Karen) Pfau, Fred Pfau, Jim (Sunny) Pfau, and Mary (Ted) Hoeschen all of Freeport; eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; brothers and sisters, Roy (Laura) Hoeschen of Freeport, Char (Jack) Petermeier of Albany, Shirley Uphoff of Greenwald, Roger (Del) Hoeschen of Florida, and Judy (Skip) Kmitch of Clear Lake.

Lorene was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Jerome Pfau on February 3, 1998; sister, Donna Kerfeld; and brothers-in-law, Ray Kerfeld and Virgil “Vir” Uphoff.

Serving as casket bearers will be Rik Pfau, Doug Pfau, Raymond Pfau, Jacob Pfau, Nick Hoeschen, and Dan Hoeschen. Cross bearer will be Amanda Hoeschen and scripture bearer will be Aaron Theiler. Honorary bearers will be her bowling teammates and card club members ..

Arrangements were made with Patton-Schad Funeral & Cremation Services of Freeport.