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Lorraine M. Matsch, 71

Lorraine M. Matsch (ne Serres), age 71, of Hastings, passed away at home on April 17.

She was born in Hastings to William and Clara (ne Burr) Serres on Nov. 20, 1942. Her passions were her grandchildren, tending to her amazing house plants, gardening and any opportunity she was given to interact with people. Her gentle spirit made all feel safe and welcome in her presence. Her faith in God was strong and guided her thoughts, attitudes and actions.

She will be missed by many and her family is grateful for the beautiful memories she has provided to ease us through her leaving this world.

She was preceded in death by her parents; infant daughter, Teresa; siblings, LaVerne Serres, Donald Serres, Gerald Serres; Leon Serres; Loren Serres.

Lorraine is survived by her husband, William Matsch; children, Laine (Patti) Matsch, Rene' (Steve) Klimek, and Jarrod (Cheryl) Matsch; grandchildren, Samantha and Victoria Matsch, Benjamin and Anna Klimek, and Lauren and Andrew Matsch; and brother, Gervase Serres.

A funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 22, at Woodbury Church of Christ, 4920 Woodbury Drive, Woodbury. A visitation was held 4-8 p.m. on Monday, April 21, at Wise Family Funeral Home, 400 Spring Street, Hastings, and 1 hour prior to the service at church.

Pall bearers are Randy, David, Alan, Larry, Kevin and Gary Serres. Interment, St. Mary's Cemetery, New Trier, Minn.

Memorials preferred in lieu of flowers.

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