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Lorraine V. Gangl

June 6, 1928 ~ April 6, 2019 (age 90)

Lorraine V. Gangl, age 90 of Melrose, died Saturday, April 6, 2019 at the CentraCare Health Hospital in Melrose, Minnesota.

A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 27 at the Patton-Schad Funeral Home in Melrose with Rev. Marvin Enneking officiating. Inurnment will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery.

Visitation will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home.   

Lorraine Veronica Vogel was born June 6, 1928 in New Munich, Minnesota to Joseph and Catherine (Poepping) Vogel. On June 20, 1951 she was united in marriage to Alcuin “Al” Gangl at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Melrose. Lorraine was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Melrose and the Schanhaar-Otte VFW Post 7050 Auxiliary. She enjoyed taking care of her many flower beds in her yard and garden. After Al passed away in 2017, Lorraine moved to Parkview Center in Melrose.

Survivors include her children, David (Sandy) Skaja of Upsala, Joleen (Mark) Schindeldecker of St. Paul Park, Ron (Sandi) Gangl of Becker, Shari Gangl (Russ Carlson) of St. Paul, and Amy Proell (Chad) of Mounds View; seven grandchildren, John, Shannon, Mary Beth, Rebecca, Dan, Russell, and Kayla; eight great-grandchildren, Anthony, Deseree, Aaron, David Jr., Brooke, Emma, Meta, and Lilian; brother, Tom (Marlene) Vogel of Sartell; and sister, Mary Ann Arnzen of Melrose.

Lorraine was preceded in death by her husband, Alcuin “Al” Gangl; parents; and siblings, Loretta, Roman, Leander, Warner, Ervin, Elmer, Joe, Gene, and infant sister Viola.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to the St. Mary’s School Education Fund.

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