Lorna Havemeier, age 85, of Sleepy Eye, MN died on April 13, 2017, at Sleepy Eye Care Center. Visitation will be on Tuesday from 4 to 7 pm at the Sturm Funeral Home, Sleepy Eye and will continue on Wednesday from 9:30 until 10:30 am at the church. Service will be held at the St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, Sleepy Eye, on Wednesday, April 19, 2017 at 10:30 am. The clergy will be Pastor Chris Cordes. Interment will be at the Home Cemetery in Sleepy Eye. Arrangements are with the Sturm Funeral Home in Sleepy Eye. On line condolences may be left for the family at www.sturmfh.com.
Lorna Erdine Havemeier was born on a farm Northeast of Fairfax, MN on December 11, 1931 to Alfred & Ruth (Kiecker) Sell. She was baptized and confirmed at Emmanuel Lutheran Church near Fairfax. On November 1, 1949 Lorna married Clarence Havemeier at St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in New Ulm, MN. The couple moved to Sleepy Eye in 1957 and Mulligan Township in 1961. She loved reading, sewing, canning, quilting with friends, polka music and dances. She was a member of St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church.
Lorna is survived by her children, Laurie (Wes) Helget of Sleepy Eye, Karlynn (Steve) Gurtin of Centerville, MN, Michelle (Jerry) Lux of Sleepy Eye, Lonnie (Linda) Havemeier of Darwin, MN, Ronald Havemeier of Sleepy Eye, 14 grandchildren, 24 great grandchildren, sister, Orpha Lendt, brothers, Murince (Glennys) Sell and Norman (Darlene) Sell. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Clarence, mother and father-in-law, Mary and Paul, daughter, Karlene, sons, Leon and Burton and daughter-in-law, Shannon Havemeier.