This past Wednesday afternoon, November 4, our sister in the faith, Lorriane Charlotte (Gerhardt) Babey passed away surrounded by her family and pastor. Lorriane, who was 79 and lived in Burnsville, MN, was born on February 28, 1936 in Minneapolis, MN to Fredrick and Charlotte (Raabe) Gerhardt.
Lorriane married John Babey on May 17, 1958 at Holy Trinity Church in Minneapolis, MN. Together, they lived in Minneapolis until 1971 before moving to Burnsville, MN. They had three sons. Lorraine loved people, animals, cooking, sewing, gardening and watching old movies. She let people know what was on her mind and was always concerned about others’ welfare. She worked at Bloomington Lake Clinic before retiring. She was a member at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Burnsville, MN.
Lorriane is survived by her children, a grandson, and nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, and sister.
A funeral service will be held at 11am on Monday, November 9th at Henry W. Anderson Mortuary (14850 Garrett Ave., Apple Valley, MN 55124), with Pastor David Tiarks officiating. The family has opted for cremation, so there will be no committal at this time. Visitation will be from 4-7pm Sunday, November 8th at the same address, and also one hour prior to the service. Memorials may be made to Good Shepherd Lutheran School.