Nov. 4, 1916-Dec. 3, 2018
MARSHALL — Mass of Christian Burial for Lorraine Almich, 102, of Marshall, will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Holy Redeemer Catholic Church. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church. Burial will follow at Calvary Catholic Cemetery.
Lorraine died Monday, Dec. 3, 2018, at the Avera Morningside Heights Care Center in Marshall.
Lorraine Margaret (Martin) Almich was born Nov. 4, 1916, in Otsego Township, to Alex and Mary (Krieger) Martin. As a child, she moved with her family to Robbinsdale where she went to school. In 1936, she was united in marriage to Frank “Bud” Almich. In 1946, the couple moved to Marshall where the family co-owned and operated the Super Valu Store for 34 years. After their retirement, they lived in Battle Lake for 20 years, returning to Marshall in 1995. For the last 10 years, Lorraine has been receiving loving, excellent care at Avera Morningside Heights Care Center in Marshall. Lorraine enjoyed playing cards, especially bridge. She was an excellent baker and cook and also enjoyed flower and vegetable gardening. In her younger years, she would cut hair and do home permanents for her friends. She was an active member of Holy Redeemer Catholic Church and the Catholic Daughters. Lorraine was a caring and loving mother and grandmother. She was a Girl Scout and Brownie leader and for many years, she and Bud were foster parents.
Survivors include her children: Mary Ann (and Bill) Schwarz of Wabasso, Bill (and Betty) Almich of Granite Falls, Jim (and JoAnn) Almich of Lake Amelia, Connie (and Greg) Carrow of Pipestone, and Mark (and Tammy) Almich of Buffalo Lake; 17 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; brother Clarence Martin of Minneapolis; and many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Frank “Bud,” sons Tommy and Bob, one sister, three brothers and daughter-in-law Audrey.
Rehkamp-Horvath Funeral Directors