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April 30, 1924 – Sunday, January 17, 2016

Service Information
St. Mark Lutheran Church-New Germany, MN
Wednesday, January 20th
11:00 A.M.

Visitation Information
Chilson Funeral Home
Tuesday, January 19th,
4-8 P.M.

Donald William Lohrke, age 91, of Winsted, passed away on Sunday, January 17th, 2016 at Glencoe Regional Health Services Long Term Care.

He was born on April 30, 1924 in New Germany, Carver County the son of Henry & Lillian (Pawelk) Lohrke.

Donald was baptized on June 1, 1924 at St. Mark Lutheran Church in New Germany. He was also instructed in the Lutheran catechism and confirmed in the Christian faith on April 10, 1938 at St. Mark Lutheran Church in New Germany.

Donald farmed on the family homestead three miles east of Winsted for many years. He also worked at Green Giant in Winsted and at The Blue Note.

He enjoyed farming, playing the accordion, driving and John Deere.

Donald was a lifelong, faithful member of St. Mark Lutheran Church in New Germany.

Survived by nephews: Harlan Kieser, Darryl Kieser and Todd Kieser all of Winsted; other relatives and friends.

Preceded in death by his parents, a sister Arlene S. Kieser, a brother-in-law Wally Kieser and by a nephew Kevin Kieser.

Funeral Services for Donald Lohrke will be held on Wednesday, January 20th, 2016 at 11:00 A.M. at St. Mark Lutheran Church in New Germany. Pastor LeRoy LaPlant will officiate. Interment will follow at St. Mark Lutheran Cemetery. Margel Kirchhoff will be the organist for the funeral service.

A visitation will be held on Tuesday, January 19th from 4-8 P.M. at The Chilson Funeral Home. A Prayer service will be held at 7:00 P.M. Further visitation will be held at the church on Wednesday, January 20th one hour prior to services.

Casket Bearers will be Jeremy Henning, Ryan Henning, Gary Schauer, Jeff Campbell, Willie Roufs and Marlow Zellmann.

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