MANKATO - Lorraine Mary Purrier, age 94, of Mankato, died Sunday, Feb. 24, 2013 at Monarch Meadows in North Mankato.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, March 2, at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Mankato.
Visitation will be 4-7 p.m., Friday at Mankato Mortuary and one hour before service at church on Saturday. Burial will be in Kern's Oak Grove Cemetery, Belgrade Township, Nicollet County, Minn.
Lorraine was born Dec. 5, 1918 to Peter and Margaret (Hodapp) Veigel in Mankato. She graduated from Mankato High School in 1938. She worked at Mankato Laundry and Candy Shop. She was united in marriage to Edward Purrier on August 24, 1940 at SS. Peter and Paul Church parsonage. Lorraine loved crossword puzzles, crocheting, embroidery, bingo, playing cards, and fishing. She was an excellent cook, and was known for her fried chicken and various breads. She enjoyed all her nieces and nephews, and they enjoyed spending time with her during the summers.
Lorraine is survived by her niece and care giver, Nancy (Marlin) Schmidt; other nieces and nephews including, Robert Wallin, Margaret Keim, Linda Wallin, Duane (Teresa) Wallin, Dwight (Connie) Wallin, Delores Burnell; and numerous extended family.
Lorraine was preceded in death by her husband, Edward on July 26, 1985; five sisters; seven brothers.