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October 28, 2021

9/15/2021 1:13:00 PM
Funeral for Lorraine McInnes Sept. 21 at Bethel Lutheran in Rochester

Lorraine McInnes, 94, of Rochester, died Tuesday, Sept. 14, 2021 at Shorewood Senior Living.
Lorraine Colleen Start was born on Tuesday, Nov. 23, 1926 at a farm outside of Grand Meadow to Carl and Louise (Slindee) Start. She graduated from LeRoy High School in 1946.
On Sunday, Oct. 2, 1949 she married Donald McInnes at the LeRoy Lutheran Church in LeRoy. After they were married, they traveled around setting up new Coast-to-Coast stores. She worked in various stores in Spring Valley. She retired from IBM in 1990. She lived in Spring Valley until she moved to Rochester in 1985.
Lorraine was an excellent cook and she loved to travel the world. Her favorite past time was spending time with her family and friends. She especially loved sharing a beer with her brother before they would go with friends to the Old Country Buffet. Lorraine loved to be around people. She was a spunky lady and she made people laugh.
She is survived by her daughter, Jo (Larry) Oeltjen; grandchildren, Aaron (Mandy) Oeltjen, Billy (Desiree) Hacker, Kris (Otto) Dingfelder, Donny McInnes, and Tami (Jeff) Fields; and nine great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband (Donald), son (Greg), brother and sister-in-law (Carmen and Thelma Start) and granddaughter-in-law (Teri Oeltjen).
The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. today (Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2021) at Bethel Lutheran Church in Rochester with Pastor Anjanette Bandel officiating. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service today (Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2021) at Bethel Lutheran Church. Burial will be in Our Savior's Lutheran Cemetery in Spring Valley.
The family requests that all guests wear masks and observe social distancing guidelines.
Online condolences are welcome at

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