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Lorna E.R. Shanahan, 98, of Glencoe

Lorna Shanahan

Lorna Esther Rose (Grenke) Shanahan, 98, of Glencoe, died Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018, at Glencoe Regional Health Services Long Term Care.
Funeral services were held Monday, Jan. 8, at First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Glencoe with the Rev. Daniel Welch officiating. Dawn Wolter was the organist. Soloist Justin Rierson sang “How Great Thou Art” and “The Lord’s Prayer.” The congregational hymn was “Amazing Grace.
Casket bearers were David Schiroo, Jim Jensen Jr., Jeff Templin, Lori Allen, Anissa Parsons and Angela Marshall. Interment was in the church cemetery.
Lorna Esther Rose (Grenke) Shanahan was born May 23, 1919, in Glencoe, the daughter of Carl “Charlie” and Emma (Haerdt) Grenke. She was baptized as an infant on July 6, 1919, was confirmed in her faith as a youth on June 19, 1932, both by the Rev. E. Kolbe at First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Glencoe. She attended District 60 country school through the eighth grade.
On May 1, 1938, she was united in marriage to Harold C. Pollmann and they farmed together for 25 years. Their marriage was blessed with three daughters, Marilyn, Shirley and Sandy. On Sept. 30, 1966, she was united in marriage to Joseph Shanahan. She made her home in Glencoe.
At an early age, she worked at home and helped neighbors. After they retired from farming, she worked at Meyer’s Cleaners for 17 years, Telex for 10 years, and then helped with the senior citizens for five years. She lived alone in Korngeibel Apartments for 27 years, where she helped take care of the apartments for four years. When her eyesight failed because of macular degeneration, she moved to long-term care in Glencoe. She was a lifelong member of First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Glencoe, where she was a member of the Lutheran Women’s Missionary League (LWML) for eight years and was a member of the ladies’ quilting group.
Mrs. Shanahan’s family meant everything to her and she treasured the time spent with family and friends. She enjoyed doing alterations for other people, making many beautiful quilts and baby quilts and embroidering many sets of dish towels. She loved to read and work puzzle books until it became too difficult to see.
She is survived by her daughters, Marilyn (James “Jim”) Jensen of Plato, Shirley (Donald “Don”) Kremer of Pequot Lakes and Sandy Templin of Glencoe; eight grandchildren, Jim (Laura) Jensen Jr., Janell (David) Knudsen, Jolene (Rick) Durant, Lori Allen, Pam Allen (fiancé Jon Pieters), Anissa (Jeff) Parsons, Jeff (Angela) Templin, and Angela (Tony) Marshall; 10 great-grandchildren, Sarah and Matt Jensen, Carlie Knudsen, Lindsey Pieters, Nichole and Jaden Parsons, Breana and Gracey Templin and Kali and Anthony Marshall; sister, Wilma Schmidt; nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Charlie and Emma Grenke; husbands, Harold Pollmann and Joseph Shanahan; sisters, Elda (Leonard) Pautz, Elvira (Forest) Rhubendahl, Evelyn (Ervin) Schiroo and Marlys (Melvin) Tessmer; brothers, Herbert (Elva) Grenke and Raymond (Ruth) Grenke; and brother-in-law, John Schmidt.
Arrangements were with the Johnson-McBride Funeral Chapel in Glencoe. Online obituaries and guest book are available at www.mcbridechapel.com.