Lorraine Bialas, age 89, of Mitchell, SD died Tuesday, July 15, 2014 at Firesteel Healthcare Center. Funeral services will be 10:30 AM Friday, July 18, 2014 at Resurrection Lutheran Church with burial at Graceland Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM Thursday, July 17, 2014 at Will Funeral Chapel.
Lorraine (Titze) Bialas, daughter of Paul H. and Amanda (Neugebauer) Titze, was born April 13, 1925 in Mr. Vernon, SD.
She was united in marriage with Henry Bialas on April 16, 1947 at Hillside Church in Dimock, SD. The couple farmed west of Ethan, where Lorraine was a farm wife, mother and homemaker. In 1969, the couple moved to Mitchell where she later worked for many years in the MTI bakery department.
Lorraine was a member of St. Johns Lutheran Church, and a charter member of Resurrection Lutheran Church in Mitchell. She enjoyed square dancing, cooking, gardening, snowmobiling, traveling and playing cards.
Grateful for having shared her life are her children, Gaylen (Ann) Bialas, Rapid City, SD, Sharilyn (Conrad) Cooper, Douglas, WY, Ardis (Randy) Nelson Oldenkamp, Mitchell, SD; Lynette Bialas-deceased; 9 grandchildren, numerous great grandchildren and one great grandchild; a sister, Elaine Pooley, Mitchell, SD; nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Henry Bialas: a daughter, Lynette Bialas; son-in-law, Ron Nelson; grandson, Matt Nelson; brother-in-law, Dwight Pooley; and her parents.