Lorraine J. Kalis, 74

Lorraine J. Kalis, a resident of Little Falls, passed away Monday, Oct. 15, 2012, at St. Cloud Hospital.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 2 P.M. on Friday, October 19, 2012 at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Little Falls, MN with Father Jerry Nordick officiating. Burial will take place in the Our Lady of Lourdes Parish Cemetery in Little Falls, MN. Friends may call from 4-8 P.M. on Thursday and from 1-2 P.M. on Friday at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Little Falls, MN. Parish prayers will be prayed at 7 P.M. on Thursday at the Church. Funeral arrangements are with the Shelley Funeral Chapel in Little Falls, MN.

Lorraine was born Jan. 17, 1938, in Little Falls to the late Joseph and Sadie (Posch) Zoren. She grew up and attended school in Little Falls, graduating from Little Falls High School with the class of 1955. Lorraine was very proud that after graduation she moved to Minneapolis to work at Minneapolis Abstract Corporation as a typist. In July of 1957 she began dating Leo “Jim” Kalis and they later married in 1958 at St. Stanislaus Catholic Church in Sobieski. To this marriage Lorraine and Jim raised seven children. Lorraine worked very hard at raising and caring for her children and her home. She did a wonderful job raising her children and was always willing to sacrifice anything for her children and family. Lorraine enjoyed fishing, cooking, word puzzles, and collecting bells. She was also an avid quilter and made quilts for her children, grandchildren and many other close family friends. Lorraine enjoyed reminiscing and visiting with family and friends, especially about her family tree. Her grandchildren and great-grandchildren were the love of her life and she loved them dearly. Lorraine was a long-time member of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Little Falls.

Lorraine is survived by her sons, James (Diana) Kalis, Alan, LeRoy and Jonathan Kalis; daughter, Janet (Kevin) Burggraff; five grandchildren, Justin, Kyle (Amber), and Logan Kalis, Joshua and Nicholas Burggraff; great-grandchildren, Izaak and Katelyn Kalis.

Lorraine was preceded in death by husband, Leo “Jim” Kalis; mother, Sadie Zoren; and daughters, Colette and Annette.

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