Lorraine Mann, 88, of Webster City, died Tuesday, January 1, 2013 at the Van Diest Medical Center. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church, with Rev. Stephen Meyer, celebrant. Burial will be in the Calvary Cemetery. Visitation will be at the Foster Funeral and Cremation Center from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Friday and at the church Saturday morning. Recitation of the Rosary will be at 6:45 p.m. Friday followed by the scripture service at 7:00 p.m.
Lorraine Elizabeth Walsh, daughter of Joseph and Matilda Waldron Walsh, was born November 24, 1924 at Waukon, Iowa. She attended the French Creek rural school near Waukon. On October 26, 1944, she married Paul Elmer Mann at LaCrosse, WI. The couple wheat farmed and operated a produce business in Waterville, KS. In 1968, they moved to LaCrosse, WI and in 1970, they moved to Webster City. Lorraine was employed at J. C. Penney's for 16 years. Paul died on March 29, 2004. She moved to Crestview Apartments in 2006 and to Crestview Manor in 2009.
Mrs. Mann is survived by son, Gary Mann of Orlando, FL; daughter and son-in-law, Janet and Bill Topper of Pinehurst, TX; 12 grandchildren; sisters, Jeannie O'Malley of Webster City; Lois (Harold) Hanson of Dubuque; several nieces and nephews.
In addition to her husband, Lorraine was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Jack, Francis and Kenneth Walsh; sisters, Lucille Garvick, Marie Vaaler, Dorothy Anfenson and Margaret Walsh.
Lorraine was a member of St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church and the Webster City Moose Family Center.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church and School.
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