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Barbara A. Lorinser Jan. 11, 1928 - Sept. 8, 2009

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WILLMAR -- Barbara Ann Lorinser, 81, of Willmar died Tuesday at Rice Care Center in Willmar following an extended illness.

The service will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Evangelical Free Church in Willmar. Burial will be in St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery.

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Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Peterson Brothers Funeral Home in Willmar and one hour prior to the service at the church. Memorials are preferred to the Evangelical Free Church or Rice Hospice.

She was born Jan. 11, 1928, in Los Angeles to Frank and Ruth (Eriksson) Horlock. After the death of her mother in 1937, she and the rest of her siblings were separated and adopted. Barbara was adopted by her aunt and uncle, Clara and Steve Caine of Willmar. She graduated from Willmar High School in 1946.

On Oct. 21, 1950, she married Robert Lorinser in St. Paul. She worked for two years for Dr. Tyler in Raymond and for 23 years at the Willmar State Hospital as a licensed practical nurse. She was a member of the Evangelical Free Church in Willmar, the Willmar Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary, AARP and the Retired State Employees Union.

She is survived by her five children: Patricia (and Randall) Haats of Willmar, David (and Theresa) Lorinser of Fort Worth, Texas, Robert (and Margaret) Lorinser of Marquette, Mich., Daniel (and Michelle) Lorinser of Chaska and Donald Lorinser (and special friend Cathleen McClanahan) of Saginaw, Texas; 10 grandchildren; six stepgrandchildren; four great-grandchildren and nine stepgreat-grandchildren; one sister; and an adoptive brother: Joe Caine of Sarasota, Fla.

She was preceded in death by one son: Stephen Lorinser in 1994; two brothers; and two sisters.

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