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Lorraine M. Ciminski

Lorraine M. Ciminski, age 89, of Brainerd, formerly of Little Falls, passed away Friday, Sept. 7, 2012, at Woodland Good Samaritan Village in Brainerd.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 15, 2012, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 305 Fourth Street SE, Little Falls, Minn., with Father Kenneth Brenny officiating. Interment will be in the Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery north of Little Falls, Minn.

Visitation will be held from 9:30-10:45 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 15, 2012, at the church.

Lorraine M. Ciminski was born on March 1, 1923, in Little Falls, Minn., to Mathias and Martha (Krystosek) Adams. She graduated from Little Falls High School and St. Cloud Business College. Lorraine married Edward Ciminski on June 12, 1948, in Little Falls. She worked at the American National Bank and the Minnesota WorkForce Center. In between these employments, Lorraine was a stay-at-home mother for 26 years raising her five children.

Lorraine was a member of St. Mary’s Church in Little Falls, as well as the Christian Mothers and the Daughters of Isabella. She enjoyed bowling, reading, bridge, summers at the family cabin on Fish Trap Lake, and frequent winters in Mesa, Ariz. Lorraine enjoyed life and the company of others especially spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She will be dearly missed by those who knew and loved her.

Survived by her sons, David Ciminski (Joan), of Roseville, and John Ciminski, of Brainerd; daughters, Mary Elizabeth Thibodeau (James), of Henderson, Nev., Donna Burggraff (David), of Brainerd, and Laurie Bonnand (George), of Livermore, Calif.; eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; and sister, Jeanne Schnell (George), of St. Paul; as well as many nieces and nephews.

Lorraine was preceded in death by her parents, Mathias and Martha Adams; husband, Edward Ciminski; three sisters, Bernadine Castrodad, Dorothy Greene, and Rose Gjesdahl; and three brothers, George, Edward and Leonard.

Memorials to the Alzheimer’s Association.

Arrangements are with Emblom-Brenny Funeral Service in Little Falls, Minn.