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Lorraine (Zangel) Schnobrich Altman

October 2, 2012
The Journal

NEW ULM - Lorraine (Zangel) Schnobrich Altman, 96, of New Ulm died Sunday, September 30, 2012 at the St. John Lutheran Home in Springfield.

Mass of Christian Burial will be 11 a.m., Wednesday, Oct. 3 at St. Mary's Catholic Church in New Ulm with Monsignor Douglas Grams celebrating the Mass. Burial will follow in the New Ulm Catholic Cemetery.

Visitation will be 8-11 a.m. Wednesday at St. Mary's Catholic Church in New Ulm. The St. Mary's Catholic Aid Society will pray the rosary at 8 a.m., the Sleepy Eye VFW will pray at 8:15 a.m., and there will be a parish prayer service at 8:30 a.m., all at the church on Wednesday.

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Minnesota Valley Funeral Home in New Ulm is handling the arrangements.

Lorraine is survived by her daughters, Marcella (Linus) Weymann of New Ulm, Mary Jane Eckstein of New Ulm, Joanne Baker of Coon Rapids, Michaelina (Eugene) Hillesheim of North Mankato, Barbara (Michael) Beranek of Fairfax; son, Michael (Kristine) Schnobrich of Penrose, Colorado; stepdaughter, Mary Jo Altman (Dante) Rossini of Eagan; stepson, Daniel Altman of Minneapolis; twenty- one grandchildren; fifty-nine great-grandchildren; twelve great-great-grandchildren; and sisters-in-law, Elizabeth Zangel and Sylvia Zangel.

She was preceded in death by her parents; first husband, Russell Schnobrich, in 1967; second husband, Arthur Altman in 1983; seventeen siblings, including her twin sister, Loretta; grandchildren, Robert Eckstein, Rebecca Eckstein, Mark Weymann, and three in infancy; and son-in-law, Alvin Eckstein.

Lorraine Ann Zangel was born August 16, 1916 in New Ulm to Frederick and Franciska (Schroedel) Zangel. She attended St. Mary's Catholic School. On August 6, 1935 Lorraine was united in marriage with Russell Schnobrich at St. Mary's Catholic Church in New Ulm. She was a housewife and homemaker. On November 27, 1973 she was united in marriage with Arthur Altman at St. Mary's Catholic Church in New Ulm. Lorraine was a life time member of St. Mary's Catholic Church as well as a member of St. Margaret's Mission Sewing, the Sleepy Eye VFW Post 800, and St. Mary's Catholic Aid Society.



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