Lorna I. Matthews, 92

Lorna I. Matthews, a resident of Little Falls, formerly of St. Louis Park, passed away Sunday, Sept. 30, 2012, at the Lutheran Care Center in Little Falls.

Funeral services were held Friday, Oct. 5, at Zion Lutheran Church in Hopkins with the Rev. Randall Neal officiating.

Lorna Ida (Prehn) Matthews was born July 22, 1920, in Plato, the daughter of Fred and Sophie (Engelmann) Prehn. She grew up and went to school in Plato through the eighth grade. In 1947, she moved to St. Louis Park with her son and daughter. While living in St. Louis Park, she worked at Palms Bakery and later McGlynn’s Bakery. In 2003, she moved to Little Falls to be near her children. Lorna was an active member of Zion Lutheran Church in Hopkins. She enjoyed her church family, gardening, the Minnesota Twins, playing bingo and setting puzzles. Her life centered around her devotion to her son and daughter and their families.

Left to cherish her memory are her children, DiAnne D. Blood of Little Falls, DuWayne (Deborah) Matthews, Sr. of Little Falls; sister, Dorothy (John) Mueller of Hamburg; five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Lorna was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Harold and Marvin Prehn and great-granddaughter, Sarah Pagel.