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Lorraine McCabe

Fri, Feb 2nd, 2001
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Lorraine McCabe, 83, of Farmington, Minn., formerly of Harmony, died Monday, January 29, 2001, at Regions Hospital in St. Paul.

Lorraine Whalen was born January 4, 1918, south of Harmony, graduated from Harmony High School in 1935 and received her teaching certificate from Iowa Teachers College in Cedar Falls. She taught in several Harmony-area country schools and taught kindergarten at Harmony Elementary School. On August 22, 1939, she married Avitus McCabe at Plymouth Rock Church south of Harmony, and they farmed in the Harmony area for 52 years. Her husband died in December 1991, and she moved to Farmington in 1992. Mrs. McCabe was a member of the Catholic church in Farmington and a former member of Nativity Catholic Church in Harmony. She enjoyed cooking, reading, fishing and traveling.

Survivors include a daughter, Dr. Margaret McKernan of Apple Valley, MN; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Two sisters preceded her in death.

The funeral for Lorraine McCabe was held Thursday, February 1, 2001, at Nativity Catholic Church in Harmony. Burial was in Plymouth Rock Cemetery south of Harmony.

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