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Lorraine F. Metzger, 78

Lorraine F. Metzger, age 78, of Hastings, passed away at home July 22.

She was born June 21, 1936, in Cannon Falls to John and Mildred Illa. She married Tom Metzger on Sept. 2, 1967, in Watertown, S.D. Lorraine was a lifelong member of St. John's Lutheran Church in Hastings. She was an avid volunteer, spending much of her time helping the Regina Women's Auxiliary, Meals on Wheels, Lakeside Cemetery, Wise Penny Thrift Store and St. John's Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Tom; her parents; and brother-in-law, Dick Sanders.

Lorraine is survived by children, Kim (Randy) Cochran, Jim (Julia) Metzger, Karen (Howard) Rushton, and Valerie (Troy) Tverberg; grandchildren, Kyle (Stacey), Shannon (Joe) Recker, and Trey Cochran, Alex (fianc Jill), Austin and Avery Metzger, Jordan and Thomas Rushton, and Courtney, Jasmine and Bianca Tverberg; great-granddaughters, Ella and Lilly Recker; sisters, Lois Sanders and Shirley (Vernon) Munger; other relatives and friends.

A funeral service, officiated by Reverend Percy Damrow, will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 26, at St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church, 202 8th St. W., Hastings. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Friday, July 25, at Wise Family Funeral Home, 400 Spring St., Hastings, and one hour prior to services at church. Interment at Lakeside Cemetery.

Her grandsons will serve as pallbearers.

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