Obit: Lorna Guetzkow

Guetzkow, Lorna 001 (2)Lorna L. Guetzkow, age 100 of Mayer, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2012, at the Ridgeview Medical Center in Waconia.

Funeral Service was held Saturday Dec. 29, at 1 p.m. at Zion Lutheran Church, Mayer, with Rev. Lucas Woodford officiating; visitation from 11 a.m. until the time of the service at the church; interment in the church cemetery.

Lorna Lydia (Pinske) Guetzkow was born in Glencoe on May 3, 1912, the daughter of Adolph and Minnie (Dummer) Pinske. She was born and raised in Glencoe, baptized and confirmed at First Lutheran Church, and graduated from Glencoe High School. She passed away on Christmas Day. This past June, her 100th birthday was proclaimed “Lorna Guetzkow Day” by the City of Mayer.

Lorna was united in marriage to Clarence H. Guetzkow on June 29, 1934, at First Lutheran Church in Glencoe by Rev. Ernest Kolbe. Their marriage was blessed by two sons, Roger and Leon.

She worked for a number of years with her husband in the Mayer Meat Market and in later years as a secretary at Umco Corporation. Lorna was active in the Minnesota Rural Letter Carriers Association Auxiliary for many years including serving as president. She was also active in the Carver County Homemakers and helped organize the Carver County Library Board. In later years, she was an active member of the Watertown Senior Citizens Group.

Lorna was a long time member of Zion Lutheran Church in Mayer and participated in many church activities and was a charter member of the Lutheran Women’s Missionary League. For more than 50 years, she was a member of Zion’s Choir.

She loved her Lord and family, attending the many sports events and other activities that involved her sons, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. Her personal interests included gardening and playing cards. She also enjoyed attending a Twins game with her family at Target Field.

Lorna was preceded in death by her husband Clarence; parents Adolph and Minnie Pinske; father-in-law and mother-in-law Albert and Caroline Guetzkow; brothers Herbert, Raymond Alvin and Gordon Pinske; sisters Leona and Laverna Pinske, Viola Ernst.

Lorna is survived by her loving family: sons and daughters-in-law Roger and Janet Guetzkow of Rochester Hills, Mich.; Leon and Joleen Guetzkow of Mayer; grandchildren Rick and Heidi Guetzkow, Kristin Whittemore, Lisa and Ken Mroz, Chris and Laura Guetzkow, Allison and Joe Blake; great-grandchildren Victoria Guetzkow, Christian, Alyssa and Taylor Whittemore, Andrew and Madeline Guetzkow, Simon Blake; sisters Mertle Mathews of Glencoe, Gertrude Coulter of Anoka; nieces, nephews other relatives and friends.

Casket Bearers are Rick Guetzkow, Chris Guetzkow, Joe Blake, Christian Whittemore, Al Heuer, Tim “Stu” Glock.

Honorary Casket Bearers are Lutheran Women’s Missionary League.

Arrangements with the Johnson Funeral Home in Waconia;