Lorene Harlow, age 102, of Wabasha, died Wednesday afternoon, Aug. 9, 2006 at St. Elizabeth’s Health Care Center in Wabasha.
She was born April 1, 1904 in Dows, Iowa to Milton and Alice (Bowe) DeLano. Lorene attended elementary school in rural Clarion, Iowa, and graduated in 1922 from Clarion High School.
She attended Normal School in Clarion, and taught in the rural school that she had attended.
Lorene married Olin J. Harlow June 2, 1924 in Iowa; Olin died Jan. 2, 1982. They lived in Iowa until 1942, when they moved to Minnesota and lived in various areas of Minnesota until 1965, when they moved back to Iowa. Lorene returned to Minnesota in 2001, and lived in Wabasha the past five years.
She was a former member of United Methodist churches in Clarion, Iowa, and Plainview and Wadena, Minnesota.
Lorene was an avid Twins Fan. She was very active in Royal Neighbors and VFW Auxiliary, a member of Sunshine Club in Plainview, a 4-H Leader at Wadena, and a member of the church Ladies Circle in Clarion, Iowa.
She loved gardening, baking, cooking, reading, sewing, and crocheting; and crocheted doll clothes for TLC, a charitable organization for kids located in St. Paul.
In addition to her husband, Olin; Lorene was preceded in death by her parents; one son; four brothers; two sisters; three grandsons; one granddaughter; three great-grandsons; and one great-great granddaughter.
Survivors include three daughters, Mary Lou (John) Schouweiler of Kellogg, Naomi (Wyman) Black of Rochester, and Marian Jagodzinski of Excelsior; three sons, Donald (Sandy) Harlow of Kellogg, Clayton Harlow of Park Rapids, and Milton (Alicia) Harlow of DeRidder, La.; daughter-in-law Virginia Harlow of Stillwater; 40 grandchildren, 99 great-grandchildren; and 23 great-great-grandchildren.
The funeral service was Saturday, Aug. 12 at 11 a.m. at Peace United Methodist Church, Plainview/Elgin, with the Rev. Lyle Krumrie officiating. Burial was Sunday, Aug. 13 at 1 p.m. in Evergreen Cemetery in Clarion, Iowa.
Friends called from 8:30 a.m. until the time of the service Saturday, Aug.12 at the church.
Arrangements were by Schleicher Funeral Homes, Plainview Chapel, in Plainview.
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