Lorraine Wieker, age 85, of New Hope and originally of Lake Lillian died Wednesday, July 19, 2017, at Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis. Funeral services are Monday, August 7th at 1:00 p.m. at United Lutheran Church in Lake Lillian with Rev. LaDonna Ekern officiating. Burial is in the Lake Lillian Community Cemetery. Visitation for Lorraine is at the church one hour prior to the funeral. Arrangements are with K-M Funeral Home in Lake Lillian.
Lorraine Marilyn Wieker was born November 10, 1931 in East Lake Lillian Township, MN, to Ambrose and Kendrietta (Wicklund) Bomstad. She grew up in rural Lake Lillian and graduated from Atwater High School. After graduation she worked at a grocery store in Atwater. Lorraine married Martin Wieker on November 9, 1952 and they had four children. She had lived in Rosendale, Minneapolis, La Crescent, Crystal, and now for many years in New Hope. Besides being a homemaker Lorraine had worked at Kinney Shoe Store, a grocery store, assisting her neighbor with foster children, and did daycare for many years until retirement. She had enjoyed playing Shanghai and other card games, reading, fishing, dancing, and she also loved children especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, and animals. Lorraine also enjoyed keeping up on the news, weather, and politics, watching the Minnesota Twins, and had an appreciation for Thomas Kincaid art work. Her family fondly remembers her making pickle roll-ups for family gatherings, being stylish and sporting her jean jacket, and how much she enjoyed attending her children's and grandchildren's sporting events. Lorraine was always concerned about those around her, offering advice and help. She truly loved her family.
Lorraine is survived by her four children: Mardi (and Dan) Hansen of Isanti, Scott (and Sue) Wieker of New Hope, Lane (and Sharon) Wieker of Hudson, WI, and Tammy (and Tony) Dooher of Plymouth; her 12 grandchildren: Sara, Danny, Jenna, Katie, Christopher, Carson, Ben, Luke, Anna, Andrew, Nicole, and Zachary; her seven great-grandchildren: Clara, Kaden, Wyatt, Harper, Carter, Charlie, and Easton; her brother Larry (and Barbara) Bomstad; and her sisters: Lucille Mahlow of Litchfield, Karen (and Gordy) Houdek of Lake Lillian, Brenda (and Virgil) Zins of Grove City, Nadine (and Larry) Degner of Lake Lillian, and Valerie Bennett of Willmar. Lorraine was preceded in death by her parents and her brother Alvern Bomstad.
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