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Lorraine Awsumb

June 23, 1928 — December 31, 2017

The funeral for Lorraine Awsumb, of Morris, Minnesota will be held on Friday, January 12, 2018, at 2:00 p.m. at the Kongsvinger Lutheran Church, near Donnelly, Minnesota, with Reverend Michael Nelson officiating. Visitation will be on Friday, one hour prior to the funeral at the church. Burial will be at the Kongsvinger Lutheran Cemetery, Donnelly.

Lorraine Johnson, daughter of Carl and Dagna (Alver) Johnson was born on June 23, 1928 in Hardy, Iowa, where she grew up and attended school, graduating from Hardy High School.  She was united in marriage to Torgney Awsumb on October 30, 1954 at the Kongsvinger Lutheran Church near Donnelly, Minnesota. Lorraine and Torgney made their home in International Falls, Minnesota, where she was a stay at home mother, caring for the home and children. In 2002, due to Torgney having some health issues, the couple moved to Morris, Minnesota to be near family. Torgney died on September 25, 2002. Lorraine continued to live in Morris spending time at Skyview Court before moving into the West Wind Village.

Lorraine enjoyed listening to music, playing the marble game, watching T.V. and gardening. She also cherished spending time with family during the deer season and winters snowmobiling.  Lorraine and Torgney loved to square dance.

Lorraine died on Sunday, December 31, 2017 at the West Wind Village in Morris. She was 89 years old.

She is survived by: two sons: Dean (Yolanda) Thompson, Spain and Richard Awsumb, Lyle, MN; one daughter: Linda Sather, International Falls, MN; one daughter-in-law: Linda Thompson, Oregon; one brother: Winston (Mayva) Johnson, Herman, MN; two sisters: Mavis Vorland, Chokio, MN and Shirley Kasuske, Ashland, NE; eight grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren. Lorraine was preceded in death by her husband, one son, Gary Thompson, her parents, one grandson, Shawn Sather, one brother, Daryl Johnson and two sisters, Phyllis Smith and Wanda Zamzow.

Pedersen Funeral Home in Morris is in charge of the funeral arrangements. An online guest book can be signed at

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