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Lorraine Blumhagen

March 8, 1927-May 25, 2013

May 26, 2013
Minot Daily News

Lorraine Blumhagen, 86, of Harvey, N.D., died on Saturday, May 25, 2013, at the St. Aloisius Nursing Home in Harvey. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, May 28, 2013, at Trinity Bethany Lutheran Church, Harvey. Visitation will be from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. today, May 27, at Hertz Funeral Home, Harvey. Burial will be in Sunnyside Cemetery, Harvey.

Lorraine was born on March 8, 1927, southwest of Drake, N.D. She was the daughter of Gottlieb and Eva (Uhlich) Grosz. As a child, her parents moved to a farm south of Drake near Skogmo. She grew up and attended rural school there. In 1943 the family moved to a farm three miles west of Anamoose.

She helped on the family farm until she married Rudolph Blumhagen on April 30, 1965, in Fessenden, N.D. They lived on a farm near Fessenden, where he worked as a laborer.

They moved to Harvey in October 1974. Lorraine worked for the St. Aloisius Hospital of Harvey as a dietary aide for over 17 years. Rudy died on Dec. 14, 1983. Lorraine continued to live in Harvey.

Lorraine was a member of Trinity Bethany Lutheran Church of Harvey and its ladies aid. She was baptized and confirmed at the St. Peter Lutheran Church south of Drake.

Lorraine is survived by: two brothers, Clifford Grosz, of Harvey, and Raymond Grosz, of Anamoose; one niece, Brenda (Mike) Heitkamp, nephew Curtis (Julie) Grosz; five great-nephews and great-nieces, Kayla, Tyler, Dylan, Danialla and Michael; aunts, Helen Rieniets, of Drake, and Esther Everson, of Bismarck

Lorraine was preceded in death by her parents and her husband, Rudy.

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