Lorraine A. Knapek


Lorraine Adella Knapek, 92, formerly of Sauk Rapids, passed away June 15, 2024.  

Lorraine was born Jan. 18, 1932, in Elmdale, to Anthony and Hedwig (Panek) Puhalla. She married Eugene Knapek June 9, 1952. A lifelong homemaker, Lorraine enjoyed her family, gardening and quilting. She was an active member of St. Monica’s Society and Sacred Heart Parish where she volunteered at both the church and school.  

She is survived by her children, LuAnn (Tom) Roch, David (Paula), Jeffry (Patty), Renee (Russ Hackett) Rasmusson, Jennifer (Tom) Campbell, Kathryn (Michael) Banville, James (Doris) and Kevin (Rachel); sisters, Bernadette Powers and Janice Puhalla; brother, Ronald Puhalla; 19 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren. 

Lorraine was preceded in death by her parents; her husband of 48 years, Eugene; son, Michael; sister, Delores Metcalf; brother, Jerome Puhalla; and son-in-law, Scott Rasmusson.

Mass of Christian Burial was June 21 at Sacred Heart Church with visitation prior. 

In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to The Country Manor Foundation or Sacred Heart Church.

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