Funeral services for Lorraine B. Sterud, age 78, Lester Prairie, were held on Wednesday, Feb. 11, 1998 from the Evangelical United Church of Christ, Lester Prairie. She died suddenly on Feb. 7 at her home.
Lorraine Bernice Sterud was born in Brookings, S.D. on June 25, 1919, the daughter of Gerhard and Ida (Westerman) Sterud. She was baptized at the First Lutheran Church in Brookings and confirmed there on May 6, 1934.
She grew up and attended high school in Brookings. After graduation she moved to Minnesota and lived with her sister, Ruby.
As a long-time member of the Evangelical U.C.C. in Lester Prairie, she was active in the Womens Guild. Lorraine loved to sew new material she bought, and her most recent "fun thing" was the television remote. She was always ready to put on the coffee when friends came to visit.
Lorraine is survived by two sisters, Ruby Lung of Lester Prairie, and Clarice Spies (husband, Ken) of Portland, Ore.; one brother, George (wife, Stella) of Los Angeles, Calif.; sister-in-law Ella Sterud, Prescott, Wisc.; nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents; a brother, Marvin Sterud; a sister, Esther Thompson; and a nephew, Arlen Lung.
Visitation was held Tuesday evening at the Paul-McBride Chapel, Lester Prairie, with services Wednesday, 11 a.m., at the church. The Rev. Kay Welsch officiated and congregational hymns, "Amazing Grace" and "How Great Thou Art," were sung. The organist was Marie Eischens.
Casketbearers were David Lung, Jonathan Lung, Mark Hazel, Gordon Houk, Larry Burandt, and Douglas Dibb. The honorary bearer was Kathe Cunningham. Interment was in the Lester Prairie City Cemetery.