Funeral service for Lauretta Warne, 86, of Minneota, formerly of Bemidji, will be May 3 at 1:00 p.m. at New Salem Lutheran Church in Turtle River, MN. Visitation will take place one hour prior to the service at church. Interment will be at Evergreen Cemetery.
Lauretta Marie (Zander) Warne was born on March 26, 1928, in Howard Lake, MN, to Walter and Luella (Prigge) Zander. She grew up in Howard Lake and graduated from Howard Lake High School as class salutatorian in 1946. On October 15, 1948, she was united in marriage to Raymond Warne in a double wedding with her sister. Lauretta attended beauty school and operated a beauty parlor in her home. The Warne's moved to Long Lake in 1961 where Lauretta worked for the Long Lake State Bank and later as a school secretary. The family moved to Bemidji in 1971 where they owned and operated the Sports Haven Resort. Lauretta also worked for the Department of Corrections. She and Raymond started a wholesale wildlife art business. After Raymond's death in 1995, Lauretta stayed in Bemidji until health reasons caused her to move to Minneota in 2010, to be closer to her son, Lee. Lauretta enjoyed sewing, singing in choir and playing piano.
She died on Thursday, April 03, 2014, at the Minneota Manor in Minneota. Survivors include daughter Kay (and Jim) Palan of Kalamazoo, MI, son Lee (and Nancy) Warne of Marshall, grandchildren Matt (and Darcy) Palan, Mary Palan, Dan Palan (fianc Becca), Andrew (and Bettina) Warne, Christopher (and Ariel) Warne, Eric Warne, 7 great-grandchildren and sister Mary Lou Teske of Cokato, MN, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, brothers; Edward, Bernard and Ralph and great-grandson Grant.
Local arrangements with Rehkamp & Horvath Funeral Directors Marshall, Minnesota (507) 532-4522