Lorraine C. Uphoff, age 85 of Melrose, died Saturday, June 28, 2014 at the CentraCare Health Hospital in Melrose, Minnesota.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 2 at St. Marys Catholic Church in Melrose with Rev. Marvin Enneking officiating. Interment will be at Immaculate Conception Cemetery in New Munich following the lunch.
Friends may call from 4 to 9 p.m. Tuesday and from 8 to 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Patton-Schad Funeral Home in Melrose. Christian Mothers and Sts. Bernard & Elizabeth Council will pray at 6 p.m. followed by parish prayers at 7 p.m. on Tuesday at the funeral home.
Lorraine Catherine Ahrens was born July 22, 1928 in Melrose, Minnesota to Henry and Elizabeth (Hallermann) Ahrens. She married Raymond A. Uphoff on September 12, 1950 at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Melrose. Together Raymond and Lorraine farmed near New Munich. In 1995, Lorraine moved to Melrose. She enjoyed quilting, gardening, baking, and most of all, spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Lorraine was a member of St. Marys Catholic Church in Melrose, former member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in New Munich, Christian Mothers, and Sts. Bernard & Elizabeth Council.
Survivors include her children, Dave (Carol) Uphoff of Sauk Centre, Roger (Sharon) Uphoff of Albany, Carol (Rick) Schneider of Sauk Centre, Linda (Ken) Schneider of Meire Grove, Bev (Allen) Lieser of Belgrade, and Victor (Ann) Uphoff of Melrose; 18 grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and two on the way in July; sisters-in-law, Caroline Ahrens of Grey Eagle and Monica Ahrens of Melrose.
Lorraine was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Raymond Uphoff on August 22, 1991; brothers, Norbert and Ralph Ahrens; sister, Marcella Sally Meyer; and brother-in-law, Jerome Meyer.
Serving as casket bearers will be Kevin Uphoff, Tina Uphoff, Brian Schneider, Scott Schneider, Eric Lieser, Morgan Uphoff. Cross bearer will be Megan Uphoff and scripture bearer will be Brianna Lieser. Gift bearers will be Sara Schneider, Jason Uphoff, and Mitchell Uphoff. Readers will be Lori Uphoff and Henry Ahrens. Eucharistic Ministers will be Allen Lieser and Morgan Uphoff.
Arrangements were made with Patton-Schad Funeral & Cremation Services of Melrose.