July 26, 1933 ~ March 18, 2012
Lorraine Thompson passed away on March 18, 2012. Services will be held at All Saints Lutheran Church in Cory, Colo., on Friday, March 23, 2012, at 2 p.m.
Lorraine was born in Carthage, S.D., on July 26, 1933, to Ernest and Edna Johnson. Lorraine graduated from Clear Lake High School in 1951. In 1954 she graduated from the Barton School of Nursing in Watertown, S.D. She continued her nursing career until retiring from Delta County Memorial Hospital in 1997.
In 1954 she married Morris Thompson of Estelline, S.D., who was the love of her life. They had five children, Connie, LuAnn, Mark, Cheri and Penny. They lived on the Thompson family farm at Estelline, S.D., and in 1971, moved to Austin, Colo.
Lorraine was a member of the Lutheran Church all her life. She also held support groups for diabetics. She was a member of the Grand Mesa Good Sam Camping Club, and enjoyed doing fancywork, reading, playing cards, her poodle, and taking her grandchildren shopping.
She is survived by her husband, Morris; five children, Connie (Kip) Strommenger, LuAnn (Brad) Harrah, Mark (Ruth) Thompson, Cheri (Brett) King, and Penny (Duane) Morton. She had 10 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren, with one on the way. Surviving siblings include Mervin Johnson, Dennis Johnson, Marianne Richardson, Arlene TeGantvoort, Janice Farel; and a sister-in-law, Donna Boswell.
Lorraine was preceded in death by her parents and two brothers, Lyle and Delbert Johnson.
Memorials may be given to All Saints Lutheran Church, 20101 Deer Creek Road, Austin, CO 81410.
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