Loraine V. Schrader, age 98, of Parkers Prairie, died on Monday, June 6, 2022, at St. William’s Living Center in Parkers Prairie.
A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m., Monday, June 13, 2022, at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Parkers Prairie with Rev. Kirk Lee officiating. Music is provided by organist, Gloria Hollatz and soloist, Dedra Zwieg. Interment is at the Parkers Prairie Cemetery.
Visitation is from 5-7 p.m., Sunday, at Lind Family Funeral Home in Parkers Prairie and will continue one hour prior to the service.
Loraine Viola was born on January 18, 1924, to Herman and Frieda (Hink) Zimmerman at home on the family farm in Effington Township. She was baptized on February 17, 1924, and confirmed on May 30, 1937, both at St. James Lutheran Church in South Effington Township. Loraine attended country school through the eighth grade. Following her education, she spent the winter months working at a department store in St. Paul while living with her aunt, Paula. When she returned home in the spring, she would continue to help on the family farm while also working at the Parkers Prairie Hardware Store. Loraine was united in marriage to Donald A. Schrader on June 16, 1948, at her home on the farm. Together they made their home in Parkers Prairie and Loraine stayed at home to raise their two sons. Donald died on November 17, 1998, and Loraine continued to live in Parkers Prairie. She moved into the St. William’s Living Center in 2016, where she lived the remainder of her life. Loraine was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church and its LWML. She enjoyed gardening, playing cards at the monthly card club, golfing, and bowling with her husband. Loraine was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, daughter, and sister. She was kind and compassionate, touching the lives of all those around her. Loraine treasured time with her family and longtime friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Donald; brothers, Harvey, Palmer, Vernon, and Richard; and sister, Verla Ruckheim.
Loraine is survived by her two sons, Tom (Dian Gray) and John both of Parkers Prairie; granddaughter, Jessica Stori of Volga, South Dakota; sister, Marlys Anderson of Litchfield; and many nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers are her nieces and nephews.
The family wishes to thank the amazing staff at St. William’s Living Center, and all the doctors and nurses who cared for Loraine in recent years.