NEW ULM - Lorraine LilaJean Arndt, 93, of New Ulm, died peacefully Monday, June 3, 2013 at the Oak Hills Living Center in New Ulm.
Mass of Christian Burial will be 10 a.m., Saturday, June 8, at the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity in New Ulm with Monsignor John A. Richter celebrating the Mass. Burial will follow in the New Ulm Catholic Cemetery in New Ulm.
Visitation will be 4-7 p.m. Friday and from 7:30-9:30 a.m. Saturday at the Minnesota Valley Funeral Home, NORTH CHAPEL in New Ulm.
To leave an online condolence or sign the guest book for his family go to: www.mvfh.org.
Lorraine is survived by her daughters, Kay Nahorniak of Gold Canyon, Arizona, Toni (Gerald) Mullarkey of Scottsdale, Arizona, Kristine (Richard) Sprouse of Sauk Rapids, Lisa Arndt of Lake Benton; and son, Tom Arndt and special friend Molly Rave of Mankato; grandchildren, Mike, Matt, Missy, Tim, Shannon, Erin, Mark, Gina, Isaac, Anna, Sage, Joseph, Daniella, Jaden; 14 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Sylvester Arndt on February 25, 2005; her son David in 1956; sisters, Alice Braun, Jeanette Kresbach, Elaine Weymann; brothers; Milton Plocher, George Plocher, and Donald Plocher.
Lorraine LilaJean Plocher was born on May 8, 1920 in Bird Island, to George and Matilda (Baumann) Plocher. She was loved and known for her sweet, calm disposition throughout her life. She was united in marriage to Sylvester George Arndt on November 5, 1940. She had six children. Her fourth child, a son, died at the age of 4 years. Lorraine made it known that her faith in God gave her strength to endure hard times such as this. She always showed a strong work ethic, and was ahead of her time in regards to financial prowess, despite having received only an eighth grade education. Years later, in her 50s, she obtained her high school GED. She was a devoted wife and mother, loved gardening, cooking, sewing, refinishing woodwork, collecting mini antique cars, and doting on her grandchildren. Lorraine's quiet strength of character brought much joy and happiness to others. She will be greatly missed.