Lorraine C. McInnes
Tuesday, November 23, 1926
Date of Death:
Tuesday, September 14, 2021
94 years old
Lorraine C. McInnes
Lorraine McInnes, 94, of Rochester, MN died Tuesday September 14, 2021 at Shorewood Senior Living.
Lorraine Colleen Start was born on Tuesday, November 23, 1926 at a farm outside of Grand Meadow, MN to Carl and Louise (Slindee) Start. She graduated from LeRoy High School in 1946. On Sunday, October 2, 1949 she married Donald McInnes at the LeRoy Lutheran Church in LeRoy, MN. After they were married, they traveled around setting up new Coast-to-Coast stores. She worked in various stores in Spring Valley, MN. She retired from IBM in 1990. She lived in Spring Valley, MN until she moved to Rochester, MN in 1985.
Lorraine was an excellent cook and she loved to travel the world. Her favorite past time was spending time with her family and friends. She especially loved sharing a beer with her brother before they would go with friends to the Old Country Buffet. Lorraine loved to be around people. She was a spunky lady and she made people laugh.
She is survived by her daughter, Jo (Larry) Oeltjen; Grandchildren: Aaron (Mandy) Oeltjen, Billy (Desiree) Hacker, Kris (Otto) Dingfelder, Donny McInnes, Tami (Jeff) Fields; and nine Great- Grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband (Donald), son (Greg), brother and sister-in-law (Carmen and Thelma Start) and granddaughter-in-law (Teri Oeltjen).
The Funeral Service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, September 21, 2021 at Bethel Lutheran Church, Rochester, MN with Pastor Anjanette Bandel officiating. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the services on Tuesday at Bethel Lutheran Church. The family requests that all guests wear masks and observe social distancing guidelines. Burial will be in Our Savior’s Lutheran Cemetery in Spring Valley, MN.
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Jo, Larry and family
So sorry for your loss, you are in my thoughts
We are so sorry for your loss, Jo & family! Mom & dad (Sally & Everett Leland) loved Lorraine…..several years ago when dad had his back surgery at St. Mary’s mom & I stayed with your mom. I was always so impressed they stayed such close friends after mom’s divorce from Carmen. You have our deepest sympathy. We pray your memories will bring you comfort & peace!
REST in PEACE Aunt Loraine...
We all miss you terribly!
YOU were the BEST Aunt EVER....
God Bless YOU Aunt Lorraine.
(Split a beer with Carmen)...
We love YOU!
Dear Jo and family,
Thank you for letting us know your mom passed. We are so sorry for your loss. Know that she knew you or family was always with her during those last days, and how important that was to her. Bless you all and be with you during this time.
Love and prayers,
Ed and Linda
Teresa and I are so sorry to learn of the passing of your mother. I admired the care that you lovingly provided your mother in the final years of her life. Through your fine example, there was never a doubt that we needed to do the same with my father in his final years.
No doubt, you and I were blessed to have that time and relationship with our loved one.
David and Teresa Silker