Lorna M. Ulwelling, age 100 of Litchfield, died on Tuesday December 3, 2019 at the Augustana Dassel Lakeside Community Home. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 2:00 PM on Monday, December 9, 2019 at the St. John’s Catholic Church in Darwin. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at the church. Interment will be in the St. John’s Catholic Cemetery in Darwin.
Lorna Marion Ulwelling, the daughter of Peter and Louise (Smith) Werner was born on September 15, 1919 in Forest City, MN. She graduated from Rose Creek High School in 1938 and was united in marriage to Victor W. Ulwelling on June 6, 1942 at Fort Mead, South Dakota. Throughout her life she lived in Rose Creek, MN, Rochester, MN, Rapid City, SD, Darwin, MN and Litchfield, MN. She worked at St. Mary’s Hospital in Rochester and provided live in home care in Rapid City, SD. She was a waitress at Fort Mead, SD, a laborer at DeKalb in Dassel, MN and worked on the farm and raised a family. She was active at the Meeker County Hospital Gift Shop, the Ladies Aid and the Extension Group. Lorna was a delegate for the Democratic Convention in Washington D.C. and taught religion for first and second graders at St. John’s Catholic Church. She was a member of St. John’s Catholic Church and the Church of St. Philip. She enjoyed painting, drawing, gardening, traveling, theatre, family gatherings, all animals (large and small) especially cats and shopping for a deal.
She is survived by her children James (Tricia) Ulwelling of Carson City, NV, Lou Ulwelling of Litchfield, MN, Beverly Gunness of Minneapolis, MN, Phyllis Ulwelling of Litchfield, MN and Victoria Ulwelling of Litchfield, MN; sister Camilla Katlack of Litchfield, MN and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband Victor Ulwelling; parents Louise and Peter Werner; sister Margaret Werner, sister Anita Proto; brother-in-law Theodore Proto; brother-in-law Thomas Katlack and niece Jean Willey.