Lorraine Myhre, 84, mother of Mabel man
Wednesday, January 16, 2013 7:23 AM
Lorraine M. Myhre, 84, of Caledonia, died Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013, surrounded by her loved ones, at the Good Samaritan Center, Waukon, Iowa.
She was born March 14, 1928, in Minot, N.D., to Harry and Esther (Stromberg) Johnson. On Oct. 11, 1949, she married Andrew Myhre in New Rockford, N.D. Together they farmed and raised their family in the Wilmington area until 1976, when they moved to Caledonia. On June 27, 1993, Andrew preceded Lorraine in death.
Lorraine was a hardworking farm wife and fastidious housekeeper. She was a loving mother and grandmother who loved music and always enjoyed sharing a good laugh. Lorraine loved the holidays and any excuse to see her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She will be missed by all who knew her.
Survivors include six children, Charles of Spring Grove, Darlene (Lyle) Brown of Prairie du Chien, Wis., Judy (Marvin) Beardmore of Dorchester, Iowa, Les (Mary) of Mabel, Elaine (Tony) Grohman of Caledonia and Dale of Rushford; 14 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; two brothers, Harry (Carol) Johnson of Jamestown, N.D., and Raymond Johnson of Rushford; one sister-in-law, Ruth Johnson of Jamestown, N.D.; many nieces and nephews; and two special friends, Delores Russert of Caledonia and Colleen Wicks of Waukon, Iowa.
In addition to her husband, Lorraine was preceded in death by her parents; one great-grandson, Andrew Myhre; twin sisters in infancy; one sister, Alvina (Marcelles) Qualy; and two brothers, Dilmus Johnson and Dallas Johnson.
Funeral services will be Thursday, Jan. 17, at 11 a.m. at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Caledonia. The Rev. Steven E. Meyer will officiate. After a time of food and fellowship, burial will follow in Wilmington Cemetery.
Friends may call at Jandt-Fredrickson Funeral Home, 518 W. Main St., Caledonia, on Wednesday from 4 to 7 p.m. and at the church on Thursday from 10 a.m. until the time of service.
Online condolences may be sent at www.jandtfredrickson.com.