Funeral services for Lorraine V. Rabehl, 81 of Rochester, MN will be at 11:00am on Wednesday, December 29, 2010 at Trinity Lutheran Church with the Rev. William Otte officiating. Burial will be at Grandview Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be from 5-8pm on Tuesday, December 28, 2010 at Ranfranz and Vine Funeral Homes and also 1 hour prior to the service at the church.Lorraine Vera Polikowsky was born on August 17, 1929 in Farmington Township in Olmsted County to Theodore and Vera (Sonnenberg) Polikowsky. She died peacefully at her home after a brief illness on December 25, 2010 surrounded by her family.Lorraine graduated from Rochester Senior High School in 1948. She married Willard Rabehl on December 7, 1952 in Rochester and they made their home in rural Rochester. Lorraine was an active member of Trinity Lutheran Church. She enjoyed baking and decorating cakes, gardening, sewing, crocheting and needlework. She also enjoyed her dogs and birds, especially cardinals. Survivors include her sons, Dennis (Sue Bushee) of Rochester, MN and Neil (Dee) of rural Byron, MN; her daughters, Pamela (Bruce) Gustine of Rochester, MN and Kristine Rabehl of Woodbury, MN; her grandchildren, Bryna and Garrett Rabehl and Heather Bushee and Stephanie (Tom) Heins and her great grandson, Tommy. She was preceded in death by her parents, spouse, one brother, Marvin and one sister, Marilyn.Ranfranz and Vine Funeral Homes, 5421 Royal Place NW, Rochester, MN 55901 (507) 289-3600www.ranfranzandvinefh.com
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My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time. Please stay strong for each other by always sharing your memories of your mother and all the wonderful times during her life.
I am so sorry to hear of the passing of your mom. John and I send to you and your family our deepest sympathies. Take care, Sharon
To the Rabehl family and friends with heartfelt sympathy,
May you find comfort in the word of God and in the knowledge that others sympathize with you in your loss. Since this may be one of the hardest things we will ever have to cope with, the bible offers hope. Please read Acts 24:10. It has bought comfort to me and my family. I pray it does the same for you.