Funeral services for Lori Barbara Siewert, 38, of Green Isle, were held Friday, March 28, at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Green Isle. The Rev. Eric Rapp officiated.
Ms. Siewert died Saturday, March 22, 2014, at Ridgeview Sibley Medical Center in Arlington.
The organist was Julie Schwartz, and the soloist, Diane Hoffman, sang “Amazing Grace.” Congregational hymns were “Beautiful Savior,” “I Know That My Redeemer Lives” and “How Great Thou Art.”
Honorary pallbearers were Leah Wroge, Beth Wroge, Holly Anderson, Evelynn Siewert and Wyatt Wroge. Pallbearers were Steven Siewert, Crystal Cohrs, David Cohrs, Kelly Street, Ryan Wroge, Adam Wroge, Jess Jacques and Lindsey Jacques. Interment was in Zion Lutheran Cemetery in rural Green Isle.
Lori Barbara Siewert was born on June 24, 1975, in Waconia, to Roger “Digga” and Helen (Zielske) Siewert. She was baptized as an infant on July 20, 1975, by the Rev. L. Mayer and confirmed in her faith on April 2, 1989, by the Rev. P. Klemp, both at Emanuel Lutheran Church in Hamburg.
She attended Emanuel Lutheran parochial school and later graduated from Central High School in Norwood Young America with the class of 1993, and went on to pursue hotel management.
Ms. Siewert began her hospitality career at Bloomington Radisson South and then was employed by the MSP Airport driving a fuel truck. She recently celebrated her 10th year anniversary at Target, where she worked out of the Chaska branch.
In 2008, she met Dave Wroge and they began building a life together. She was blessed as a daughter, sister, stepmother and a stepgrandmother, aunt and great-aunt.
Ms. Siewert filled her life with camping, reading and spoiling her animals. Friends and family would find her entertaining on the patio she and Dave Wroge built together, and when a special occasion arose, all hoped she would shower them with the amazing crafts she had made or her beautifully decorated cakes she would create.
She said “yes” to Dave Wroge’s proposal of marriage on March 14, and a 2015 wedding was being planned.
Survivors include her fiancé, Dave Wroge of Green Isle; stepchildren, Ryan Wroge of Green Isle, Adam Wroge and his special friend, Kassandra Packer, of Green Isle, Beth Wroge of Decorah, Iowa, and Leah Wroge of Decorah, Iowa; stepgrandson, Wyatt Wroge; father, Roger “Digga” Siewert of Hamburg; sister, Bonnie Anderson of Lakeville; brother, Brian (Teresa) Siewert of Hamburg; aunts, Barb (Maynard) Rolf of Pelican Rapids and Lorraine (Richard) Carlander of Faribault; sisters-in-law, Dawn (Jason) Jacques of Glencoe and Kim Wroge and her fiance, Barrie Evans, of Mankato; nieces and nephews, Steven Siewert and his special friend, Kelly Street, of Hamburg, Crystal (David) Cohrs of Glencoe, Holly Anderson of Lakeville, Lindsey Jacques of Glencoe, and Jesse Jacques of Glencoe; great-niece, Evelynn Siewert of Hamburg; and cousins and friends, too many to list, but all so very loved.
Preceding her in death were her mother, Helen Siewert; paternal grandparents, Martin and Christina Siewert; maternal grandparents, George and Erna Zielske; and uncle, Warren Siewert.
Arrangements were by the Paul-McBride Funeral Chapel of Lester Prairie. Online obituaries and guest book are available at www.hantge .
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