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Lorraine Zabel

March 7, 1927 — April 13, 2010

Lorraine Zabel March 7, 1927 - April 13, 2010

Lorraine M. Zabel age 83 of Faribault, died Tuesday, April 13, 2010 at the Pleasant Manor Nursing Home following an extended illness. Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, April 16, 2010 at 6:00 p.m. at the Divine Mercy Catholic Church in Faribault. Interment will be held at the Maple Lawn Cemetery, Faribault. Visitation will be held at the church on Friday from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m. The family prefers that memorials be directed to the Faribault Area Hospice or the donor''s choice. Arrangements are being completed by the Parker Kohl Funeral Home in Faribault. Lorraine Mae Hanegraaf, the daughter of John and Anna (Fischer) Hanegraaf, was born on March 7, 1927 in Warsaw Township, Rice County, MN. On September 11, 1945 she was united in marriage to Leonard "Pete" Zabel at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Faribault. Leonard preceded her in death on October 28, 2005. Lorraine had a variety of jobs in her younger years including, the Faribault Woolen Mills, Shattuck-St. Mary''s, Wimpy''s Restaurant and the Lavender Inn, besides assisting her husband with the farm and home making. Lorraine enjoyed crocheting, playing cards, making crafts and quilting. Lorraine really enjoyed her family and grandchildren. She was a member of the CCW and the Immaculate Conception Church. She is survived by four children, Dave (Mary) Zabel of Medford, MN, Becky (Roger) Riesing, Winnie (Fran) Hughes and Nancy (Jon) Meyer, all of Faribault; by 11 grandchildren, Shan (Duncan) Stewart, Jenny Zabel, Jon (Amy) Zabel, Rick (Sue) Riesing, Randy (Leslie) Riesing, Deanna Riesing, Ron (Katie) Riesing, Lynn (Pete) Laudenschlager, Eric (Abby) Hughes, Kristi (Mark) Moulton and Jason Meyer; by 18 great grandchildren; by her sister, Geri Ableman of Faribault; by her sisters-in-law, Helen (Conrad) Stearns and Helen Hanegraaf, both of Faribault and by her brother-in-law, James Sheady of Faribault and other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, son-in-law, Boyd Barnett, two brothers, Tom and Dan Hanegraaf, five sisters, Dorothy Lyons, Amalda Karl, Lucille Berghoff, LaVerne Thielbar; sister in infancy, Evelyn Hanegraaf, granddaughter, Angie Meyer and three great grandchildren, Jordan Stewart, Dain Riesing and Merlynn Riesing.

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