Lorraine A Carroll

Died: Sat., May 23, 2020


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Lorraine A. Carroll died Saturday, May 23, 2020 at Oak Terrace in North Mankato.  Private graveside services will be held.  

Lorraine was born to Richard and Mary Haack in Mankato on May 11, 1929.  She was the youngest of eight children.  Lorraine worked at Continental Can Company during her teen years, where she met James Carroll. They were married May 28, 1949.  During the early years of marriage Lorraine worked for the Mankato Telephone Company.

She was employed at Valley News Company for several years, then got her GED and went on to manage the Readmore Bookstore, Fanny Farmer Candies, and Hallmark.  In her younger years she enjoyed gardening, painting walls, and finishing woodwork.  Later, she enjoyed reading romance novels, knitting and going to the casino with her niece, Sherry.
Jim and Lorraine built the house they lived in on Lor Ray Drive, and resided there from 1965 until 2018.  They traveled the Midwest, visiting relatives and historic sites and also traveled to Europe.  

Lorraine suffered a brain trauma from a fall in January 2018, requiring her to stay in several local nursing homes.  In July 2018 Lorraine and Jim moved into an apartment at Oak Terrace Assisted Living, North Mankato.  They resided there until Jim passed away December 13, 2018.  At that time, Lorraine was moved to the memory care unit at the facility, where she resided until her passing.  

Lorraine is survived by daughter Kathleen (David) Farm of Burnsville; son Patrick Carroll of Mankato; grandchildren, Lisa (Frank) Kennedy of St. Paul; and Andrew (Liza) Farm of Shakopee; great granddaughter, Jocelyn Farm.  and sister-in-law Katherine(John) Folkema, Braham MN.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Jim; granddaughter, Linda Farm; niece, Sherry Schmicking; parents, and her seven brothers and sisters.  

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Velma and Gary Rowles
   Posted Mon May 25, 2020
Sending our sincere sympathies to Patrick, Kathy and David. It is always hard to lose a parent, but the memories keep them alive in our hearts and our lives. The things that she taught you and the sayings she used remain. At least I know that I have those "Mom always said . . . . " that often pop up in my mind. Sending love and Hugs.
Velma and Gary.

Cori Reinhart
   Posted Wed May 27, 2020
Kathy and family - Lorraine was one of my favorite people at Oak Terrace. I'm sad to hear this news, but happy for her and Jim. May peace fill your hearts. -Cori

Patricia Kaiser
   Posted Thu May 28, 2020
My condolences to you Patrick on the loss of your mother. May you find comfort in knowing she joined your dad in heaven. Sending you love and hugs my friend!

Pat Kaiser


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