October 28, 1923 – April 19, 2014
Lorraine E. Bauer, 90, of Winona, passed away on April 19, 2014. Lorraine was born to Paul and Mary (Jerecek) Schultz on October 28, 1923, in Winona, Minn., and grew up in Winona. She graduated from Winona Senior High School in 1941.
Shortly after graduation, as a very young woman, Lorraine joined the U.S. Navy as a Navy WAVE and served her country. Her Navy basic training was served at Hunter College in New York. After training, she rose to the rank of Yeoman First Class and assistant to the Navy Commander of the Western Sea Frontier. Her duties there were to direct naval movements of ships and personnel throughout the Pacific Ocean. While they were both serving in the Navy and stationed in California, Lorraine and Fred R. Bauer were married in San Francisco, Calif.
After WWII, Lorraine and her husband, Fred, returned to Winona, where they raised their five children, Fred Jr. (Alison), David (Theresa), Stephan (Deborah), Mary (Beyerstedt) and Diana (Lee).
Lorraine’s grandchildren are Trisha Bauer (Fred Bauer Jr.), Jessica Bauer and Kyle Bauer (David and Terry Bauer), Layla Gau Lunde and Zachary Beyerstedt (Mary Beyerstedt), and Daniel Lee and Michelle Lee (Diana and Doug Lee). Her two great-grandchildren are Elizabeth and Phillip Lunde (Layla and Matthew Lunde).
Lorraine was preceded in death by her mother and father, her husband and her three sisters, Mary Kiedrowski, Dorothy Fend, and Amelia Daley.
Lorraine was very social and outgoing. She loved to travel the United States with her niece, Joan Gang. Lorraine loved playing any type of word or card game with Bingo being her favorite. She was an avid reader who also loved Big Band music and old movies. The movie “An Affair to Remember “ was special to her.
A visitation for Lorraine will be held on Wednesday, April 23, 2014, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. with a prayer service at 5:45 p.m. with Reverend Monsignor Roy Literski officiating at Fawcett-Junker Funeral Home. Burial will be held at 12:00 noon on Thursday, April 24, 2014, Lane 5, at Fort Snelling National Cemetery in Minneapolis, Minn.
Words of sympathy or remembrance may be left at www.fawcett-junkerfuneralhome.com. Services entrusted to Fawcett-Junker Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Winona, Minn., and Fountain City, Wis.