OBITUARY

Lorraine M. McGowan

August 20, 1921June 4, 2019

Lorraine M. McGowan, age 97 of Robbinsdale, MN passed away June 4, 2019 while a resident of Guardian Angels Care Center in Elk River, MN.

Born in Minneapolis to Peder & Jane (Johnson) Christiansen on August 20, 1921. She married William G. McGowan in 1944. After William’s passing in 1966, Lorraine spent over 30 years with her partner Alf Anderson living in Brooklyn Park, MN and wintering in Mesa, AZ for 17 years. Lorraine had many interest and hobbies that kept her busy well past retirement. She loved crafts of all types, as well as playing any kind of card game or bingo. She was a whiz at crossword puzzles and trivial pursuit, and enjoyed dancing and golf. She belongs to a very close-knit group of women friends (including her sister Jane) that met monthly for 35 years. The women and their spouses also got together for many parties, as well as spending family time together with all of their children at picnics and other gatherings. She outlived all but one of the women in the group (Betty), as well as all of their spouses.

Lorraine is preceded in death by her Husband William; 2 Siblings, Paul and Jane; and her Life Partner, Alf Anderson. Survivors include her Daughter, Bonnie McGowan; Sons, William (Annette) McGowan, and Paul McGowan, along with 8 Grandchildren, Chandra Rachel (Patrick), Shane McGowan (Jerri), Jamie Soler (Chris), Kelly, Shannon, and Tracy McGowan, Lisa McGowan, and Eric McGowan; and 10 Great-grandchildren.

~Funeral Services~ 11 AM Tuesday, June 18, 2019 at Kapala Glodek Malone Funeral Home 7800 Bass Lake Rd New Hope, Minnesota with visitation one hour prior beginning at 10 AM.

~Interment~ Fort Snelling National Cemetery Minneapolis, Minnesota

Special Thanks to the staff of Guardian Angels Care Center for the wonderful care they provided to Lorraine for the past two years.

  • FAMILY

  • Lorraine is preceded in death by her Husband William; 2 Siblings, Paul and Jane; and her Life Partner, Alf Anderson.

    Survivors include her Daughter, Bonnie McGowan; Sons, William (Annette) McGowan, and Paul McGowan, along with 8 Grandchildren, Chandra Rachel (Patrick), Shane McGowan (Jerri), Jamie Soler (Chris), Kelly, Shannon, and Tracy McGowan, Lisa McGowan, and Eric McGowan; and 10 Great-grandchildren
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Shane McGowan
  • Patrick Rachel
  • Chris Soler
  • Luke Morisset
  • Jahsiah Tibbetts
  • Shannon McGowan

Services

18 June

Funeral Service

11:00 am

Kapala Glodek Malone Funeral Home

7800 Bass Lake Road
New Hope, Minnesota

With visitation one hour prior to service beginning at 10 AM
18 June

Burial

1:35 pm

Fort Snelling National Cemetery


Minneapolis, Minnesota

With procession leaving from the funeral home

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