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Lorraine M. Messer, 86

Sep 11, 2010

Lorraine Messer

Winnebago — Lorraine Messer, age 86, of Winnebago, died on Sept. 5, 2010, at the United Hospital District, in Blue Earth.

Memorial Services were held Sept. 8, 2010, at the First United Methodist Church, Winnebago. The Rev. Durene Cornell officiated. Burial was in Riverside Cemetery, Winnebago.

Spencer-Owen Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Lorraine Messer was born at Winnebago on May 25, 1924, the daughter of Everett and Maurine (Moore) Haight. She was raised and educated in Winnebago graduating from Winnebago High School in 1942. She attended Mankato State Teachers College, graduating in 1944. On June 4, 1946, Lorraine married Marshall “Mert” Messer at her parent’s farm in rural Winnebago. Lorraine taught in Winnebago, Ill., for a few years while Mert was in the service. When she returned to Minnesota, she taught in the surrounding community, including: Elmore and Huntley and eventually ending up in Delavan for 29 years before retiring. After retirement, Lorraine and Mert enjoyed traveling the country. She was an active member of the First United Methodist Church, chairing and serving on numerous committees.

Lorraine is survived by her husband, Marshall Messer, of Winnebago; son, David (Karen) Messer, of Redwood Falls; daughter, Mary (Del) Thompson, of St. Paul; brother, Pete (Shirley) Haight, of Winnebago; eight grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

Lorraine was preceded in death by her parents; daughter, Sandy Cone; brother, Duane; and sister, Alice Mae.