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Lorraine K. Fick, 86, June 27, 2008

Lorraine K. Fick, 86, of Lake City, died Friday at the Lake City Hospital. Born Oct. 19, 1921, in Hammond, Minn. to Leo & Ruth (Wagner) Wiley, she graduated from Mary E. McCahill High School in Lake City. She received her teachers training in Red Wing and St. Cloud. She taught in rural schools in the Lake City area and she was a substitute teacher at the McCahill School in the Lake City. She also worked as the church secretary at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Lake City. She married Howard Fick Sept. 28, 1945, in Lake City. They lived and farmed in Lake Township in Wabasha County for many years until moving to Lake City. She was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Lake City where she served on many women's organizations with in the church, chairman of women's committee of Farm Bureau of Wabasha County, Lake City Hospital Auxiliary, American Red Cross Coordinator for the Blood Bank for more than 30 years, she also volunteered at the Lake City Nursing Home.

Survivors include two daughters, Susan (Robert) Hart of Rushford, Minn.; Barbara (Richard) Sorenson of Oronoco, Minn.; two granddaughters; two great-grandsons; three sisters, Ruth "Betty" Heise of Lake City, Patricia (Charles) Savage of Frontenac, JoAnn (William) Plante of Buena Vista, Ariz.; three brothers, William (Delores) Wiley of Lillington, N.C., David (Janet) Wiley of Forest Lake, Minn., Phillip (Linda) Wiley of Lake City. She was preceded in death by three brothers, James, Eugene, Denis and one infant, sister Mary Ellen.

Funeral mass will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Lake City with the Rev. James Russell officiating. Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery in Lake City. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Mahn Family Funeral Home Anderson-Peterson Chapel Lake City, and for one hour before the service at the church.

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