Lorraine Myhre, 84, of Caledonia
Tuesday, January 22, 2013 3:30 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 her 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.
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; a 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; a great-grandson, Andrew Myhre; twin sisters in infancy; a sister, Alvina (Marcelles) Qualy; and two brothers, Dilmus and Dallas Johnson.
Funeral services were held Jan. 17 at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Caledonia. Rev. Steven E. Meyer officiated. After a time of food and fellowship, burial followed in Wilmington Cemetery, rural Spring Grove.
The Jandt-Fredrickson Funeral Home, Caledonia, assisted the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be left at www.jandtfredrickson.com.