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“Lorraine was a very special lady. She always had a smile to greet anyone who came in the office. The office was the last place a teacher wanted to...Read More »
1 of 9 | Posted by: Chrid Volz - MN Lake, MN

“Jim and Dave,So sorry for your loss. Moms are very special people.Al Walters ”
2 of 9 | Posted by: Allan Walters - Good Thunder, MN

“We always enjoyed seeing and visiting with Lorraine at different family gatherings over the years. She always had a great smile and was always full...Read More »
3 of 9 | Posted by: Jerry and Judi Tiede - Owatonna, MN

“I always enjoyed playing bridge with Lorraine. Her bubbly personality and friendly way made it a joy to be around her. We are praying that you find...Read More »
4 of 9 | Posted by: Doris Brooks - Baltimore, MD

“Hi Dave, Jim & Families,Im thinking of all of you at this time - remembering your mother w fond memories. She put on my bridal shower out at...Read More »
5 of 9 | Posted by: A friend

“We are thinking of you boys and your families. You're in our prayers. ”
6 of 9 | Posted by: Denny& Elaine Sellner - Wells, MN

“We are thinking of you boys and your families. You're in our prayers. ”
7 of 9 | Posted by: Denny& Elaine Sellner - Wells, MN

“Jim, Dave, and families. I always enjoyed having time with your mom. She was special. She always had a smile for me..."you are the best". She...Read More »
8 of 9 | Posted by: Sue Grunzke - Alden, MN

“Dearest Lorraine,You were such a good friend to Mom through all the years. Worked together, worshipped together, played cards together. You Stayed...Read More »
9 of 9 | Posted by: Dawn Anderson Bruner - Tustin, CA


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Lorraine Joyce Sauer, age 87, of Wells, MN died Monday, October 23, 2017, at St. Lucas Care Center in Faribault, MN. A funeral service will be held Friday, October 27, 2017, at 11:00 AM at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Wells, MN, with Pastor Mary Iverson officiating. Visitation will be Friday, from 9:30 – 11:00 AM, prior to the service at the church. Interment will be at Rosehill Cemetery in Wells, MN, following the service.

Lorraine was born June 8, 1930, the daughter of Ernest and Lydia (Frederick) Thisius. She graduated from Wells High School. Lorraine was united in marriage to Richard Sauer October 18, 1949 at Faith Lutheran Church in Wells. They raised their two sons, James and David, on the family farm where Lorraine grew up. She especially enjoyed working on the farm alongside Richard. Lorraine worked for 24 years as the Elementary School secretary, a job she also loved.

Lorraine lived on the farm until 1984 when she moved to Wells, and her son David took over the farm operation. Lorraine's first focus was her family, and she would never miss a gathering or event. She also enjoyed spending family time at the cabin. She was an active member of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church where she taught Sunday school, was involved in WELCA, Joy Circle, Altar Guild, and other committees. Lorraine was very social over the years, and played a lot of cards, especially bridge. She also enjoyed golfing. If she wasn't selling tickets at the local sporting event or school musical, she could be found watching and supporting various activities. She also enjoyed watching Minnesota sports teams, especially the Twins and the Gophers. Lorraine volunteered her time clearing tables at The Shepherd's Inn, where she was also a resident.

Lorraine is survived by her sons: James (Linda) Sauer, Prior Lake, MN, and David (Brenda) Sauer, Wells, MN; grandchildren: Steven (Michele) Sauer, Shakopee, MN, Shannon (Nicholas) Arnold, Savage, MN, Matthew (Elizabeth) Sauer, Mequon, WI, Michael (Bryanna) Sauer, West Lakeland, MN, Richard (Brooke) Sauer, Dayton, MN, Victoria Sauer, Elysian, MN, Mary Peters, and Brent Sauer; and 11 great-grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Richard (1982); and Richard's parents: Hilton and Irene Sauer.