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Lorraine A. Kresa, age 80 of Sauk Centre, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, October 10, 2018 in Sauk Centre, Minnesota.
Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, October 16 at St. Paul's Catholic Church in Sauk Centre with Rev. Greg Paffel officiating. Inurnment will be in the parish cemetery.
Visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m. on Tuesday at the church in Sauk Centre.
Lorraine Ann Watkins was born February 6, 1938 in Deer Creek, Minnesota to Fay and Mildred (Wilson) Watkins. On August 28, 1953 she was united in marriage to Charles "Chuck" Vasecka at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Staples. To this union nine children were born. On March 9, 1982 she married Henry "Hank" Kresa in Las Vegas, Nevada. To this union, one daughter, Mindy was born.
Lorraine worked at the Staples Hospital until her retirement in 1984. After moving to Sauk Centre, she worked at First State Bank as a housekeeper and gave tours at the Boyhood Home of Sinclair Lewis in Sauk Centre. Lorraine was a member of St. Paul's Catholic Church, Christian Mothers, American Legion Post 67 Auxiliary, and Paul F. Donart VFW Post 2853 Auxiliary. She was a caregiver to everyone and will be deeply missed.
Survivors include her children, Sherry (Mark) Larson of Grey Eagle, Connie (Randy) Bacon of Albertville, Donna (Scott) Castillo of Champlin, Deb (Russ) Jordan of Staples, Diane Northcott of Robbinsdale, Dar Swanson of Chanhassen, Mindy Kresa of Coon Rapids, and step-son, Kelly (Alma) Kresa of Otsego; 20 grandchildren and 29 great-grandchildren; sister, Carol Goodman of Duluth, her precious companion, Stella Mae, the Schnauzer; and honorary children of the late Jane Messer - Joe Messer, Ruth Merten, Jerry Messer, and Kevin Messer.
Lorraine was preceded in death by her parents; first husband, Chuck Vasecka on December 30, 2008; second husband, Hank Kresa on February 17, 2003; sons, William Vasecka on December 8, 1960 and Charles "Chuckie" Vasecka on May 13, 1970; daughter, Joan Saenger on August 28, 1999; son-in-law, Doug Okhungu on January 10, 2017; three sisters and two brothers.
Urn bearer will be Mindy Kresa. Cross bearer will be Donna Castillo and scripture bearer will be Carol Goodman. Gift bearers will be Connie Bacon, Deb Jordan, Diane Northcott, and Dar Swanson. Eucharistic Ministers will be Sherry and Mark Larson. Honorary bearers will be members of the American Legion and VFW Auxiliaries.
October 16, 2018
10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
October 16, 2018
Tuesday October 16 2018
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