Lorna Mae Weber (nee Mohs), 95, died peacefully Saturday evening, February 18, in South Bend, Indiana, where she had been residing since 2018 at the home of her youngest daughter. She was born in Plymouth, Wisconsin, on April 15, 1927, the younger daughter of Martin and Emma Mohs, and graduated from Plymouth High School in 1945.
Lorna first worked as a switchboard operator for a telephone company, where she met Alphonse “Al” Weber whom she married on May 31, 1947. He preceded her in death in 1988. Together they moved around southeastern Wisconsin as Al was frequently transferred by the telephone company, finally settling in Slinger where she worked at Slinger Foundry and then at Slinger High School. Lorna and Al were proud of their three children: Cynthia, Charlotte, and Colleen. Lorna was a loving mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother to her family and also a devoted friend to many who she met throughout her long life. She was especially close to a group of three cherished high school classmates who would meet annually in Milwaukee for lunch and dessert, members of her church community at St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Slinger and later Peace Evangelical Lutheran Church in Granger, and her friends at Scenic View Apartments in Slinger where she lived for more than 30 years. Lorna was always willing to help others, frequently driving acquaintances to their doctor appointments and delivering Meals on Wheels. She sang tenor in her beloved church choir for decades and made beautiful Baptismal banners for new members of her church. Lorna also enjoyed crossword puzzles, playing Uno and Bingo, and reading her Bible.
Affectionately called “Little Grandma” by her grandchildren, Lorna made up in character what she lacked in height. She was an avid letter writer, sending weekly handwritten notes to her grandchildren and, later, to her great-grandchildren. She rarely missed sending a birthday or anniversary card to family and friends alike. Lorna also enjoyed cooking and baking, especially for family Christmas gatherings; her family will miss her homemade doughnuts and coffee cake made from an old recipe only she could master. She was a proud Lutheran for her whole life, which was animated by her deep faith.
Surviving Lorna are her eldest daughter Cindy (Gary) Ringle and youngest daughter Colleen (William) Wendelborn; son-in-law Steve Caron; grandchildren Ryan (Missy) Ringle, Jenny (Greg) November, Andrew Wendelborn, and Caitlin (Brent) Vlaeminck; granddaughter-in-law Annmarie Ringle; great-grandchildren Carter, Leighton, Reese, Tucker, Myles, Arden, Isla, Wesley, and Olive; brother-in-law Kenneth Weber; and numerous cousins, nieces, and nephews. She is also survived by Yolanda (Carlos) Sotelo of Santiago, Chile, and their children and grandchildren. Yolanda was a foreign exchange student who spent her senior year of high school living with Lorna, Al, and family in Slinger. In addition to her husband, Lorna was preceded in death by her parents, sister Marion Falk, daughter Charlotte Caron, grandson Jason Ringle, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, and one nephew.
Family and friends may visit at St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, 799 St. Paul Drive, in Slinger, Wisconsin, at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, March 4. A funeral service will follow at 11:00 a.m.; a private burial will be held for immediate family. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Slinger, Wisconsin; Peace Evangelical Lutheran Church in Granger, Indiana; or the charity of your choice.
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