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Lorraine M. (Zahn) Scheele

March 7, 1930 ~ July 9, 2018 (age 88)

Lorraine M. Scheele, 88, of Aberdeen, and formerly of Ipswich, SD, passed away July 9, 2018, at Sanford Hospital in Sioux Falls, SD.

Mass of Christian burial will be 11:00 a.m., Thursday, July 12, 2018, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 409 2nd Avenue NE, Aberdeen, with Father Andy Thuringer as celebrant.

A luncheon will immediately follow Mass at the church fellowship hall.

Burial will take place at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, at Holy Cross Cemetery in Ipswich, SD.

Schriver’s Memorial Mortuary and Crematory, 414 5th Avenue NW, Aberdeen, is handling arrangements. 

Visitation will be one hour before Mass at the church on Thursday, with a rosary being recited at 10:00 a.m.  No visitation will take place at the mortuary. 

Lorraine M. Zahn was born in Napoleon, ND on March 7, 1930 to Tony and Rose (Eberle) Zahn.  She attended country school in Firesteel, SD and then moved with her family to Monango, ND, where she graduated from high school in 1947.  Following graduation, Lorraine taught country school in North Dakota.  She also lived in Aberdeen and Minneapolis, MN before she was married.

Lorraine married Andrew Scheele on February 14, 1956.  They lived on the Scheele farm near Ipswich, where they raised cattle and grain.  Lorraine was very active in the day-to-day activities of farming during the couple’s 59 years on their farm.  Andrew passed away on February 16, 2015 and Lorraine moved to Aberdeen in October of that same year.

Lorraine was an active member of the Catholic Order of Foresters and the Holy Cross Altar Society in Ipswich.  In her spare time, she enjoyed traveling and playing cards, and was also an avid reader. Lorraine loved crocheting and had crocheted many afghans and doilies for family and friends over the years.  Above all, she enjoyed spending time with her children, grandchildren, family, and friends.

Blessed to have shared in Lorraine’s life are her children:  Diane (Mike) Piatz, Parker, CO, Donna (Les) Simon, Aberdeen, Patti (Troy) Arnold, Denver, CO and Nancy (Kurt) Crockett, Highlands Ranch, CO; seven grandchildren:  Chris Piatz (fiancé Dana), Josh (Amber) Piatz, Breanna Crockett, Trevor Crockett, Jessica (Damon) Spieker, Brittany Simon, and Lindsey Simon; four great-grandchildren:  Jacob Piatz, Madelyn Piatz, Isabell Piatz and Madison Spieker; sisters:  Luella Schiller, Aberdeen, Lucille Romanella, Scottsdale, AZ, and Rose Mary Nelson, Littleton, CO; and brothers, Richard (Shirley) Zahn, Red Oak, TX and Tony (Pat) Zahn, Liberty, MO.

Lorraine was preceded in death by her husband, Andrew; daughter, Barb Scheele; her parents; and siblings, Elmer Zahn and Jerome Zahn.

Memorials are preferred to Avera@Home Hospice, 201 South Lloyd St - Suite 210W, Aberdeen, SD  57401.


Donations may be made to:

Avera@Home Hospice & Home Health (formerly North Plains Hospice)
201 South Lloyd St - Suite 210 West, Aberdeen SD 57401
Tel: 1-605-622-5200

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