Lorraine J. Steffen, 86, of Caledonia, passed away Friday, January 23, 2015.
Lorraine was born August 10, 1928 in St. Paul, MN to Joseph and Stanislawa (Bambenek) Andrysiak. Her family moved to Winona at the age of 5 where she attended the Cathedral and St. Stan's Catholic Schools. She graduated from St. Teresa's College in Winona. Lorraine married Bill Steffen Sept. 4, 1950 at St. Stan's in Winona. Bill preceded her in death May 27, 1982. Bill and Lorraine moved to Cleveland for Bill to attend mortuary school. They moved to Caledonia, then to Jackson, MN and back to Caledonia where Bill purchased Blaschke Funeral Home. Lorraine worked at Steffen Furniture Store and was active with the funeral home after Bill's death until her retirement in 1986.
She enjoyed card club with her friends, traveling and reading, and the company of her grandchildren.
She is survived by 3 children, Joseph (Marlene) Steffen of Louisville, KY, Sue (Pat) Tice of Woodbury, MN, and Mary Steffen of Rochester; and 4 grandsons, Ethan and Kyle Steffen, Will Tice and Robert Sheehan.
In addition to her husband Bill, she was preceded in death by her parents.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:30 am on Wed., Jan.28th, at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Caledonia. Father Matt Fasnacht will officiate and burial will be
in Calvary Cemetery, Caledonia. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 pm on Tuesday at
Holy Family Hall, next to the church, where a rosary will be said at 4 pm and a prayer service at 6:30 pm. Visitation will also be from 9:30-10:20 am Wed. before the service at the hall. Memorials may be given to St. Mary's School, Caledonia.