Lorraine Emma Tussing passed away peacefully surrounded by loved ones Tuesday, April 12, 2016. She was born Jan. 30, 1924 in Bemidji, MN to parents Carl Oscar and Thora Larson. She and her family moved to Minneapolis at age 5. She graduated from South High School in 1942. She was a teller and worked loans at the 5th N.W. National Bank in Minneapolis until retiring to marry Francis Joseph Tussing May 31, 1952. She and Francis moved to Waverly in 1955 to begin dairy farming there.
Lorraine enjoyed cooking, baking, politics, reading mysteries and dancing. Her grandchildren gave her great joy and she helped raise several as infants. She loved to follow Francis’ love of horse racing and had some compete at Canterbury.
She enjoyed her fellowship with the Bible study group and also the card club in Waverly. She was proceeded in death by her beloved husband Francis, her sisters Delores Morehouse, and Virginia Wellumson, her parents Carl Oscar and Thora Larson, and many other family and friends.
She is survived by her children: Stephen Paul (Wanda) Tussing, Cynthia Lea (Mike Holmers) Tussing, Sharon Ann (John) Genty, Paula Jean Tussing, Joseph Francis Tussing, Thomas John (Christie) Tussing, Mark William (Ginny) Tussing, Amy Elizabeth (Craig) Tussing; 22 grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren, and many brothers and sister-in-laws.
Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11 a.m. Monday, April 18 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church of Waverly.
Visitation will begin at church at 9 a.m. Monday
Interment will be in the church cemetery
Arrangements were by Swanson-Peterson Funeral Home, Howard Lake.