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Lorraine K. Mueller (Peldson)

April 26, 2022

Visitation: No Prior Visitation
Service: MONDAY, June 28, 2021: A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 9:30 am at Christ the King Church, Snyder. KERWIN MUELLER – Lorraine
Died peacefully April 25, 2021, at the
age of 93 in Surprise, AZ. Beloved
wife of the late Bernard Kerwin who
passed away in 1984; loving mother of
Kevin of Santa Rosa CA, Karen Lachky
(Joe) of Surprise, AZ, Kris Partain
(Nathan) of League City, TX, Kathleen
Dunderdale (Ian) of Houston, TX, and
Keith (Kristen) of Plano, TX; loving
grandmother of eleven grandchildren
and nine great grandchildren. She
was preceded in death by her second
husband Walter Mueller in 2011.
Lorrie was born on May 21, 1927 in
Buffalo, NY, the youngest daughter of
Joseph and Michaeline (nee Mietus)
Pelczynski. The family name was
shortened to Pelson. Lorrie graduated
from Pine Hill High School and from
NY State College for Teachers in
Buffalo NY. She taught in Buffalo
suburban grade schools. She served
on the board of directors of the Home
School Association of the Diocese of
Buffalo and on the parish council of
Christ the King Church in Snyder, NY.
Moving to Ashland, KY, in 1970 with
her family, Lorrie was on the board
of the Paramount Arts Association,
bringing the Cincinnati Symphony to
small cities in Kentucky. She was also
active in community theater, appearing
in several plays. Moving to Orange, TX,
in 1976, she served as membership
director of the Orange County Chamber
of Commerce for 12 years. She was
active in the American Association of
University Women and held several
offices in that organization. She also
co-chaired the Miss Orange pageant
for several years. She was a member
of the Sunset Grove Country Club.
Moving to Libertyville, IL in 1988, she
was active in Welcome Wagon, book
discussion groups, and several bridge
clubs. She was a member of Libertyville
Tennis and Fitness Club and a member
of St. Joseph Catholic Church. She
moved to Surprise, AZ in 2020 to an
assisted living facility near her daughter
Karen until her passing. Lorrie’s lifelong
passion was nurturing and cherishing
her loving family. She always had
a sunny disposition. She radiated
optimism and beauty throughout her
life. Friends and family are invited to
attend a Funeral Liturgy celebrating her
life on Monday, June 28, at 9:30 AM at
Christ the King Church in Snyder, NY.
Burial to follow at nearby Mt. Calvary
Cemetery followed by a celebration
luncheon. Donations in her honor
may be made to your favorite charity.
Arrangement by THE DIETRICH
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