August 29, 1928 – Sunday, June 14, 2009
Bethlehem Lutheran Church
Wednesday, June 17, 2009
Lorraine Uecker, age 80, of Annandale, MN, formerly of Buffalo and Brooklyn Center, passed away peacefully on Sunday, June 14, 2009. She was born on August 29, 1928 to Edward and Martha (Strohschein) Lampert. Pastor Alfred Streufert baptized Lorraine on September 30, 1928 at Bethlehem Lutheran Church. She was confirmed on May 17, 1947 by Pastor J.H. Klaesmeier at Bethlehem Lutheran Church. Lorraine graduated from Buffalo High School in 1946. Lorraine married Harold Uecker at Bethlehem Lutheran Church on August 31, 1947 and God blessed their marriage with three children. Lorraine and Harold moved to Minneapolis in 1953 and to Brooklyn Center in 1962. In 1991, when she retired after 10 years as a Court Clerk from the Hennepin County District Court, they moved to Buffalo. Harold and Lorraine spent many wonderful winters in Arizona after retirement. They moved to Annandale in 2005. Lorraine was a faithful member of Zion Lutheran Church in Annandale, wonderful homemaker, pre-school teacher and member of the Buffalo Legion Auxiliary post #270. She enjoyed baking, cooking, traveling, singing, dancing, family and friends. Most of all she was a great wife, mother, grandmother and friend. She will be truly missed by all. Lorraine is survived by husband, Harold A. Uecker; children, Charlotte (Richard) Loveland of Cosmos, Les (Chell) Uecker of Coto De Caza, CA and Lyle (Vicki) Uecker of Dassel; grandchildren, Troy Loveland (fiancée Abby Anderson), Ashley Uecker (fiancé Peter Philippi) and Phillip Uecker; sisters-in-law, Irma Uecker, Gladys Goerke, Marion Oswald and Carol Boltz; brother, David Allen; brothers-in-law, Ted Goerke and Jacob Oswald; nieces, nephews and many other relatives and friends. Lorraine was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Albert Boltz; brothers-in-law, Vernon Uecker, Marvin Uecker and Eldon Uecker; sisters, Eleanor Gunther, Bernice Pesis and Beth Boltz; sisters-in-law, Pearl Uecker and Lillian Uecker; brothers-in-law August Gunther and Ralph Boltz. The family requests in lieu of flowers memorials are given to the Alzheimer’s Research Center in St. Paul, MN or the Allina Hospice Foundation. Lorraine’s visitation was held on June 16, 2009 from 4-8PM at The Peterson Chapel in Buffalo with Pastor Thomas Queck officiating the prayer service. Lorraine’s funeral service was held on June 17, 2009 at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Middleville Township (rural Annandale) with Pastor Thomas Queck as the officiant. The pallbearers for the service were John Uecker, Barry Uecker, Troy Loveland, Phillip Uecker, Peter Philippi and Larry Boltz. The honorary pallbearers for the service were Abby Anderson, August Klein and Ashley Uecker. Interment took place at Bethlehem Lutheran Church Cemetery following the service. The Peterson Chapel of Buffalo served the family.