Lori Angela Powers (Anderson), 51, of Rochester passed away on Aug. 10, 2019, at her residence.
Lori was born Sept. 7, 1967, in Aberdeen, S.D., to Maurice and Virginia Anderson, as the last of nine children.
She graduated from T.F. Riggs High School in Pierre, S.D., in 1985. On Nov. 12, 1988, she married Tadd Powers of Rochester in her hometown of Pierre at the SS. Peter & Paul Church. Tadd and Lori then moved to St. Louis in 1989, where they had two of three children, Tadd G. Powers II and Addie Marie Powers. Lori and Tadd moved to Rochester in 1997, where they had their third child, Gavin M. Powers.
She is survived by her husband, Tadd G. Powers Sr.; two sons, Tadd (Courtney) G. Powers II and Gavin Mark Powers; and one daughter, Addie Marie Powers.
Lori worked as a pharmacy technician and retail through her years, but her main passion was raising her three children; she would prefer the title, Domestic Engineer.
Lori loved children and her golden retriever, Charlie. Lori could strike up a conversation with anybody and would often like to brag about her children. She was an avid sports enthusiast. She followed any sports her children took interest in, including the University of North Dakota hockey team, the Nebraska Cornhuskers, but the Minnesota Vikings was her team. She would be seen in her purple and gold jersey every Sunday, preparing exceptional food for the games and being a vocal fan from the comfort of her home.
In her later years, Lori loved to travel, yearly, to Door County, Florida, and Mexico. In 2018 and 2019, she visited Europe twice, seeing Prague, Paris, Amsterdam, Rome, London, and Ireland.
The funeral service for Lori A. Powers will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday Aug. 20, at Resurrection Church in Rochester, with her nephew, Fr. Tom Anderson, officiating. Visitation will be from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 19, in the River Park Chapel at Macken Funeral Home.
The family requests contributions, in memory of Lori Powers, to be sent to the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation, PO Box 64348, St. Paul, MN 55164-9677, for Patient Aid. (Proceeds will be used to help patients receive treatment for chemical dependency/addiction.) www.hazeldenbettyford.org/giving.
Online condolences are welcome at www.makenfuneralhome.com.